Spark Networks Files Registration Statement With SEC Over EliteSingles Merger

Affinitas Spark Networks

Spark Networks today announced it has filed a registration statement with the SEC in connection with its proposed merger with EliteSingles.

The public company said Blitz 17-655 SE had filed a registration statement including its Form F-4 proxy statement with the SEC.

Blitz 17-655 SE is the holding company under which the businesses will combine and become Spark Networks SE.

The merger was announced in May in a joint announcement saying the companies had entered a definite agreement to combine in a stock-for-stock merger.

Called Spark Networks SE, the new merged business will be organised as a European company and headquartered in Berlin, Germany, run by EliteSingles CEO Jeronimo Folgueira.

At the time, Folgueira said: “We have a clear vision of becoming the global leader in premium dating and this transaction is an important step towards that goal.

“By combining the market leader in religious dating with EliteSingles’ portfolio of strong brands, we will create a singular entity, well-positioned to benefit from increased scale and improved financial strength. Together, we will leverage the strengths of each company to provide an exceptional user experience and drive shareholder value.”

The merger is still subject to approval by Spark shareholders, but is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017.

You can read the SEC filing here.

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