EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2559 - June 07, 2011     5 of 5

Scripps Sells Shopzilla Shopping Search Engine

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Scripps Networks Interactive completed the sale of Shopzilla Inc. to Symphony Technology Group on Thursday. Scripps had acquired Shopzilla in 2005 for over $525, shortly after eBay acquired for $620 million.

Symphony, a strategic private equity company, acquired all of the outstanding shares of Shopzilla for $165 million, comprised of $150 million in cash paid immediately upon closing of the transaction and $15 million in deferred payments.

Shopzilla manages a portfolio of online shopping brands in the U.S. and Europe, consisting of Bizrate, Beso, Shopzilla, TaDa, PrixMoinsCher, and SparDeinGeld.

Shopzilla connects shoppers with over 100 million products from tens of thousands of retailers and reaches a global audience of over 40 million shoppers each month through both its destination websites and affiliate network.

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