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RedFlagDeals Has Been Acquired by VerticalScope

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RedFlagDeals Has Been Acquired by VerticalScope

The team at RedFlagDeals.com is thrilled to announce that RFD has been acquired by VerticalScope. VerticalScope is a Toronto-based organization focusing on websites and online communities. Every member of the team at RedFlagDeals.com will continue to work on RFD under VerticalScope, and we’re all very excited for the new opportunities in our future.

VerticalScope and RedFlagDeals.com are both highly focused on communities and passions and we’re delighted to be joining forces. VerticalScope loves how passionate and engaged RFD users are about deals, shopping, and saving!

What will change for RFD?
Nothing – the same team of employees and moderators will continue to work on RedFlagDeals.com. We do want to prioritize correcting the intermittent 504 issues some users have been experiencing but we are not planning on making changes to the front end of the website. The community you know and love is here to stay.

Wasn’t RFD acquired once before?
Yes – RFD was previously acquired by Yellow Pages in February, 2010. Today’s acquisition transfers the ownership of RFD from Yellow Pages to VerticalScope.

Will I need to make a new account to use RFD?
No. You will continue to use your existing log-in to post on RedFlagDeals.com.
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yikes i hope the abhorrent design changes and mobile site garbage that befell menstennisforums doesn't happen here. It's been months and the site still isn't functional with the classic theme
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Congrats saw this on my twitter feed
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I wonder what Derek is thinking of this deal
Toronto (Ontario), August 21, 2018 — VerticalScope Inc. announced today that it has entered into
an agreement to acquire the assets related to RedFlagDeals.com from a subsidiary of Yellow Pages
Limited (TSX: Y) for a value of CAD $12 million. Closing of the transaction should occur on August
22, 2018.
Also of July 28, 2015, VerticalScope Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Torstar Corporation.
Torstar Corp., which publishes the Toronto Star, has acquired a 56 per cent stake in digital media company VerticalScope Holdings Inc., for $200 million, the company announced Wednesday.

VerticalScope owns and operates more than 600 online forums and premium content sites across North America, including AutoGuide.com, PetGuide.com, Motorcycle.com and ATV.com
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Awesome! Glad we get to keep the same team too. Cheers to more success!
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Its been awhile, but does anyone remember how much Derek got when he was bought out the first time?
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Congratulations sellout. Posting restrictions and microtransaction-gated Hot Deals section coming in the next announcement.

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Nice to see a change. Yellow Pages has not been doing much.
Hopefully VerticalScope will take this to a higher level.
Congrats!
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whaaa I didn't know yellow pages owned you guys for the longest time. doh
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Now let us all hope Torstar doesn't drag the site down with its bloated carcass!

Honestly though hope you guys all the best, I literally don't know any other deal site but this and it's all I go to!
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