Legacy.com acquires iAnnounce

legacyLegacy.com, a provider of online obituary solutions in the U.S., has acquired Web Announcements Ltd. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Web Announcements Ltd was founded in 2006 and is the parent company of iAnnounce, the UK provider of online obituaries and family announcements solutions.

The combined company will have partnerships with more than 1,300 newspapers around the globe, from Legacy.com’s base in North iannounce_logoAmerica to Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Web Announcements’ iAnnounce platform for online obituaries in Europe will continue to be available.

Stopher Bartol, CEO of Legacy.com, said, “We’ve been impressed for some time with the company that Web Announcements Ltd has built. We are thrilled to be working with them and to welcome their affiliates into the Legacy.com network. Customers of both Legacy.com and iAnnounce will be the winners from this merger. ”

Alex Stitt, CEO of Web Announcements Ltd., said, “iAnnounce newspaper partners across Europe will enjoy access to new opportunities to serve readers and create value. Legacy.com brings over a decade of innovation in the online obituary category to what will be a truly exceptional combined company. My team is thrilled to join the team at Legacy.com.”

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