Google has acquired a German deal site DailyDeal. The Berlin-based deals site was founded in September 2009 by Fabian and Ferry Heilemann, with reported sales of 252,000 vouchers in the first three months of 2011.
In a statement released on the company’s webiste, Daily Deal stated:
We’re excited to announce that we’ve been acquired by Google! What began as a two-person startup less than two years ago has transformed into a trusted platform to connect businesses with consumers. By combining our expertise with the Offers team at Google, we hope to expand our efforts to provide even greater deals to consumers.
The team has further stated that “We see great opportunity to better connect businesses with consumers on a much larger scale, and we have found a team that shares our vision.”
Google’s Daily Deals service is presently available to only North American customers