Groupon has just filed a Form D for a $10,288,416 offering of equity in connection with its acquisition of Chilean startup Zappedy. However we don’t know if there was cash involved in addition to equity in the Zappedy acquisition so it’s not clear what the final price of the transaction was — according to the form it looks like it was at least $10.2 million if it was an all stock deal.
Groupon board members Peter Barris, Kevin Efrusy, Mellody Hobson, Brad Keywell, Eric Lefkofsky, Ted Leonsis, Howard Schultz and Groupon CEO Andrew Mason were also listed on the form.
Until being acquired by Groupon in July 2011, Zappedy provided services to enable local businesses to market themselves online as well as reach their customers and track their offline purchases.
Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in more than 565 cities around the world. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, Groupon can offer deals that aren’t available elsewhere. Groupon brings buyers and sellers together in a fun and collaborative way that offers the consumer an unbeatable deal, and businesses a large number of new customers. To date, it has saved consumers more than $300 million and claims it...