News Roundup: Ancestry Going Public

Okay. Calmer today. Ready to focus on the rest of the world. is going public. This company has been on the forefront of modern genealogy in print and electronic media since its inception. The company has filed for an IPO, catching the attention of the media not directly involved in genealogy. Here’s a roundup of the reaction in the financial world: files for IPO

CNET News – Lance Whitney – ‎Aug 4, 2009‎


Popular genealogy site is going public, hoping to raise around $75 million, according to its SEC filing for an initial public 


GOING PUBLIC: Nurtures Fans Of Family Trees

Wall Street Journal – Lynn Cowan – ‎Aug 4, 2009‎


An online provider of genealogical services is hoping that people’s fascination with their family roots will cultivate


Is The IPO For You? (ACOM)

24/7 Wall St. – ‎17 hours ago‎


This week came a filing for online family tree site The company plans to come public in an initial public offering and no formal financial (ACOM) Files $75M IPO (subscription) – ‎20 hours ago‎ (Nasdaq: ACOM) filed a registration statement with the SEC for an initial public offering of its common stock. The proposed maximum aggregate going public, no big surprise… – Susan E King – ‎Aug 5, 2009‎


Amid months of speculation, it is no big surprise that announced on Monday the filing of an IPO with the US Securities and Exchange Commission Aims for $75 Million in IPO

New York Times Blogs – ‎Aug 5, 2009‎


The appetite for tracing one’s family history is apparently growing., the genealogy Web site, is hoping to raise $75 million in an initial to Get $75 Million in IPO The genealogy company has 

Softpedia – ‎Aug 4, 2009‎


By Lucian Parfeni, Web News Editor Genealogy company is going for an initial public offering (IPO) hoping to raise about $75 million in the files to go public [BC-ANCESTRY:MK]

TMCnet – ‎Aug 4, 2009‎


(Marketwatch Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN FRANCISCO _ Inc., a decades-old online repository for family histories, filed late Monday with the Files for IPO

Red Herring – Scott Martin – ‎Aug 4, 2009‎ on Monday filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to go public, intending to raise $75 million. Files for IPO – ‎Aug 4, 2009‎


There’s a new company hoping to join the Nasdaq-listed ‘family’ of stocks. has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a $75 


Genealogy firm files for USD75m IPO

StrategyEye (subscription) – ‎Aug 4, 2009‎


Genealogy firm hopes to raise as much as USD75m through an IPO, according to a recent SEC filing. Morgan Stanley and BofA Merrill Lynch are the IPO Shows How Starved Banks Are For Fees

The Business Insider – ‎Aug 4, 2009‎


Five underwriters for a $75 million IPO sure shows how hungry investment banks are to participate in the few IPOs coming to market. files for $75M IPO

The Daily Deal (subscription) – ‎Aug 4, 2009‎


A dot-com has queued up in the IPO pipeline, with online genealogy research service Inc. filing late Monday to raise $75 million in its public 


Finally, Another Internet IPO: (ACOM, OPEN)

The Business Insider – ‎Aug 4, 2009‎ filed for a $75 million public offering yesterday, planning to trade on the NASDAQ as “ACOM.” The company makes the majority of its revenue goes for the IPO money tree

BloggingStocks – Tom Taulli – ‎Aug 4, 2009‎ has done something that many sites have failed to do — it built a thriving subscription business. In fact, the site has nearly one million 


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Seeking Alpha – Bill Gurley – ‎Aug 4, 2009‎


For those of you that get the subscription VentureWire emails, you may have noticed the subtitle today “Recent buyout-backed IPO activity is a positive sign Files for $75 Million IPO

About – News & Issues – ‎Aug 4, 2009‎


In a year that has seen almost no IPO offerings, the street is buzzing with the news that the Provo, Utah based genealogy company, Inc. has Files For IPO – ‎Aug 4, 2009‎


Provo, Utah-based has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing late Monday that it is looking to raise up to $75M in a public offering on either Files for $75 Million IPO

Private Equity Hub – ‎Aug 4, 2009‎, a Provo, Utah-based online resource for family history, has filed for a $75 million IPO. It plans to trade on the Nasdaq or NYSE under ticker 


Roundup: Ancestry IPO, exec pay cap in Congress, Verizon’s sub-$99 

VentureBeat – Paul Boutin – ‎Aug 3, 2009‎ files for a $75 million IPO – The company, which traces its roots back to Ancestry Magazine and 1983, has collected nearly $400 million to date 


Finding Family Is Big Business: Files For $75 Million IPO

TechCrunch – Jason Kincaid – ‎Aug 3, 2009‎


After going a year with nary a venture-backed IPO in sight, here’s more proof that things are finally beginning to perk Files For $75 Million IPO – ‎Aug 3, 2009‎


Genealogy company has filed for an IPO and plans to raise about $75 million in the offering, according to an SEC filing. 


There’s (IPO) Money in the Family

NBC Dallas-Fort Worth – Scott Budman – ‎Aug 3, 2009‎


If you’ve ever wondered just where your Mother’s side of the family gets its blue eyes, or why your Great-Grandfather’s name got changed at 

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