Vistaprint agrees to acquire Webs, Inc.

The consideration will be paid through a combination of cash and restricted shares. This acquisition is in line with Vistaprint’s recently announced strategy to be more proactive in its evaluation of acquisition opportunities that will help lay foundations for future growth.

More and more micro businesses are adding digital channels into their overall marketing mix and looking for simple, do-it-yourself solutions. Webs has served over 40 million customers globally since inception in 2001, with millions of active users and over 100,000 paying subscribers. Over 20,000 new users register daily for Webs’ suite of products. The company currently monetizes its offerings primarily by providing premium products for which customers pay subscription charges. Calendar year 2011 revenues are forecast to be approximately $9 million. Webs is based in Maryland (USA) and employs approximately 50 full-time employees.