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Estonia's Forticom Acquires Controlling Stake In Polish Portal For $92 million

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Estonia’s Forticom, which runs Lithuanian social network one.lt and owns a 25% stake in Russian social network Odnoklassniki.ru, has acquired a controlling stake in Polish web portal nasza-klasa for 200 million PLN, or about $92 million.

This comes from a couple of reports – the Warsaw Business Journal says nasza-klasa has about 7.5 million monthly users and reported the price above. iol technology is also reporting this separately with confirmation from the company, along with some background information on the site and founder Maciej Popowicz:

Created just a year-and-a-half ago by 24-year-old Maciej Popowicz, a computing student in the south-west Polish hi-tech hub of Wroclaw, nasza-klasa.pl works on the same principles as Britain’s Friends Reunited and France’s Copains d’avant.

It has taken Poland’s Internet world by storm, and claims 11 million users, giving it widest coverage and penetration in this country of 38 million people, well ahead of YouTube’s 6,4 million Polish-based users.

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