Rightside and Donuts Announce Definitive Merger Agreement

Today, Rightside announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Donuts Inc.

“We believe that this agreement offers a substantial cash premium to our shareholders,” said Taryn Naidu, Rightside chief executive officer. “We look forward to working closely with Donuts to consummate this merger.”

The transaction, which is currently expected to close in the third quarter of 2017, is subject to customary closing conditions. For more information, please see the official press release.

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