MEETIC Steps up the Expansion of Its Events Business with Pastas Party
PARIS -- May 20, 2013
MEETIC (Paris:MEET)(MEET - FR0004063097), the European leader in online
dating, has announced the signature of an agreement to acquire the assets of
Pastas Party, the leading French website for singles events. Meetic, which
brings together the largest community of singles in France and Europe, will
build on the expertise and experience of Pastas Party to enhance its new
events service and develop it on a European level. Created in 2007 by Héloïse
Dion, Pastas Party has developed a range of singles events across France and
runs a community of nearly 100,000 singles.
Meetic consolidates its status as “the maker of meetings”
In December 2012 Meetic successfully launched a complementary service that
opened up new opportunities for its members in France and elsewhere in Europe
to meet: Meetic Soirées. Already more than 300 Soirées have been organised,
bringing together more than 35,000 Meetic members and guests in friendly
surroundings close to where they live.
“In order to give Meetic members ever more chances to meet, we wanted to offer
a more varied programme of events. We therefore naturally chose to draw on the
expertise of a company with an established reputation in the organisation of
singles events.” noted Alexandre Lubot, the Meetic Group’s Chief Marketing
Héloïse Dion will head Meetic Group’s events division
Héloïse Dion and her team will be responsible for creating Soirées in each
European country covered by the Meetic group. She will also develop new event
concepts to meet the expectations of singles in the Meetic community.
“In just six years we have developed a unique event offering for singles
throughout France, from dinners to cookery courses or cocktail workshops. We
are therefore delighted to be joining Meetic and to offer these events – and
many others besides – to Meetic members and to expand the range of events
available to members of Pastas Party.” added the founder of Pastas Party.
About Meetic Group, European online dating leader (www.meetic-corp.com):
Meetic manages online dating services, mainly under the meetic, meetic
affinity, match and twoo brands, and markets two highly complementary economic
models on the dating market, one based on internet use, the other on mobile
phones. From inception, the group has pursued a clear leadership strategy
focusing on quality, innovative marketing and perfect technological expertise.
Meetic works hard to optimise service quality and to satisfy every possible
expectation of its European subscribers. IAC/InterActiveCorp is Meetic’s main
shareholder, with an 81% stake.
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Meetic Group Finance department
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