Summary Box: Permira Funds to buy Ancestry.com
THE DEAL: Genealogy website Ancestry.com has agreed to be acquired by a group led by European private equity firm Permira Funds in a cash deal valued at about $1.6 billion.
THE PRICE: Permira is offering $32 for each Ancestry.com share, a premium of nearly 10 percent over Friday's closing price. Ancestry.com also said the price represents a 41 percent premium over its closing price before reports of a possible sale surfaced in early June.
ABOUT ANCESTRY.COM: The company operates a website for researching family history and has more than 2 million paying subscribers. It went public in 2009.