Legacy.com Announces Acquisition of Tributes.com
Legacy.com Further Strengthens Its Position and That of Its PartnersEVANSTON, IL and BOSTON, MA - April 22, 2015 - Legacy.com, the Internet's leader in obituaries and related services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tributes.com. In doing so, Legacy.com adds a site with more than 5 million monthly unique visitors to its network of nearly 35 million monthly unique visitors, thus extending the reach of its partner network anchored by newspapers and the funeral homes they serve.
“The success of Legacy.com is built on unique and enduring partnerships with newspapers, and we are dedicated to creating the best possible environment for driving audience and revenue for our newspaper media partners and the funeral homes they serve,” said Stopher Bartol, CEO and founder of Legacy.com. “We look forward to Tributes.com joining our efforts to further support and strengthen these partnerships.”
“We have always shared a common vision with Legacy.com of paying tribute to lives well lived,” said Elaine Haney, Tributes.com president and CEO. “Our team is delighted to join forces with the industry-leading platform and the strong culture of collaboration Legacy.com has built. We see opportunities to facilitate local connections between our valued partners.”
The combined company will have an impressive array of partnerships with more than 1,500 newspapers, 2,500 funeral homes, and 140 broadcast stations. It will serve more than 40 million monthly visitors, providing them access to the largest and most current obituary database in North America. Legacy.com partners benefit from its unparalleled scale that enables continuous innovation of its industry-leading obituary products and accompanying e-commerce engine.
Legacy.com is the leader in online obituaries and a top 50 website in the United States with nearly 35 million visitors to the website each month. Legacy.com collaborates with more than 1,500 newspapers in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, U.K. and Europe to provide ways for readers to express condolences and share remembrances of loved ones. It also provides online obituary solutions and marketing opportunities for thousands of funeral homes globally. Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, Illinois.
Tributes.com has made obituary and online memorial service information easily accessible with 100 million and growing current and historical death records dating back to the 1930s. The site is relied on by thousands of funeral homes, 140 broadcast stations and over 5 million visitors each month for obituary news. For more information about Tributes.com, please visit http://www.tributes.com.