Friday, August 18, 2017

Spark Networks Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Proposed Merger with Affinitas GmbH.

As previously announced on May 2, 2017, Spark and EliteSingles have entered into a definitive agreement under which Spark and EliteSingles will combine in a stock-for-stock transaction that is expected to result in EliteSingles shareholders owning approximately 75% of the combined company and Spark shareholders owning approximately 25%. 

The Form F-4 was filed by Blitz 17-655 SE, the holding company under which the businesses will combine and become Spark Networks SE, and is available through the SEC's website at under the name "Blitz 17-655 SE." The registration statement has not been declared effective by the SEC and the information in the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus is not complete and may be changed. The Spark Investor Relations website ( contains a downloadable version of the Form F-4 and additional information regarding the Spark and EliteSingles combination.

Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE American: LOV) Releases Q2 2017 Financials
Spark Networks is like a lifesaver made of lead for Affinitas GmbH.

EliteSingles / eDarling sites are only copycats of eHarmony.
A prospective client will not perceive eDarling / EliteSingles sites as better, superior or different than eHarmony's ones.

It is also said EliteSingles USA churn rate 87% every 5 months!

Affinitas GmbH. & Spark Networks Talks Merger Deal & Future Growth Strategy In Exclusive GDI Interview

What I had understood:

  •         They will run the companies separately, as if there were no intention to merge.
  •         They can not innovate in the Online Dating Industry.
  •         No mention to eHarmony, biggest enemy of EliteSingles / eDarling sites.
"Affinitas GmbH's revenue is USD 86 Million LTM, with USD 8 Million EBITDA." ? Unaudited.

Spark Networks (LOV) and EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) to Merge, Creating a Global Leader in Online Dating ?

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