More Dating: Great Hill Buys Minority in Spark

We don’t really cover online dating that much (others like Online Dating Insider cover it in detail), but since we’re in the dating mode (see post below), might as well mention a deal announced today:

Great Hill Partners, the Boston-based PE firm which bought IGN in 2003, and then made a killing selling it to Fox, has bought a 20 percent stake in online dating network company Spark Networks (operator of JDate.com, among others). Also read: “Joe Shapira to Resign as Executive of Spark Networks