Jun 2014

Fotochat, a Social Dating service on smartphone, tablet and web, sells to the Spanish group Niatran Invest during a transaction structured by the Investment Bank PAX Corporate Finance.

Customers and counterparties

The dating market is growing strongly: with 200 million euros in turnover in France, it addresses 18 million singles. According to the digital economy barometer published by Paris-Dauphine and Médiamétrie, more than 30% of French Internet users declare that they have been or are registered on an Internet dating site.

Historically a pioneer in mobile dating, Fotochat has also diversified into the more traditional segment of the Internet, where it now does a third of its business. The application, which allows the convergence of web/mobile/tablet media, offers exclusive addictive services such as virtual gifts or the election of the most popular users. Positioned between Attractive World and Adopte un mec, Fotochat gathers nearly 1 million moderate users 24/24H to ensure an irreproachable quality of exchanges and user experience.

The parent company of Fotochat, Utel, in the middle of a growth phase and wishing to refocus its activity on its core-business activities, mandated the investment bank PAX Corporate Finance to accompany them in this sale.

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