Begins IPO Filing Process

Ancestry has announced the postponement of its planned Initial Public Offering due to the departure of long time CEO Tim Sullivan.

Earlier today, issued the following brief press release:

LEHI, Utah, June 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry, Inc. today announced that it has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. The initial public offering is expected to commence after the SEC completes its review process, subject to market and other conditions.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. Valued at $2.6 Billion?

According to a recent (March 2017) article at Bloomberg ( Owners Weigh 2017 IPO of Genealogy Website), was given a value of $2.6 Billion USD as of 2016. Certainly given the surge in interest in DNA testing and a huge increase in sales of AncestryDNA, the value will likely by much higher.

Stay tuned for more news and analysis from fiancial market experts as to what this will mean for the genealogy industry.


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Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.