Friday, June 8, 2007

Is there an Ancestry.com IPO in your future?

Several individuals have inquired if there are any rumors of an IPO for Ancestry.com's parent company, The Generations Network.

Postal regulations require periodicals to publish a Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation in their October issue. The form not only discloses the name and address of the owning firm, but "all stockholders owning or holding 1 percent or more of the total amount of stock" in that firm.

Since Ancestry magazine and Ancestry.com are both produced by The Generations Network, we have an opportunity each October to see who are the movers and the shakers that have the biggest influence over the company's IPO goals.

Last October the big owners were:

It will be interesting to see if any changes are revealed in October's disclosure. Many of these folks have a tremendous amount of skin in the game.

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