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GP Bullhound advised Once Dating on its acquisition by Dating Group, backed by SDVentures

Accelerating the transition towards post-swiping dating apps.

Paris, January 2021 - GP Bullhound acted as exclusive financial advisor to Once Dating on its acquisition by Dating Group, backed by SDVentures.

With more than 10 million users in 7 countries, Once Dating is one of the leaders of mobile serious dating, aiming to create a better opportunity for singles to meet someone properly. Its algorithm considers tastes, dating preferences, and previous matches to suggest better profiles every day.

Dating Group expands deeper into the Western European market with this acquisition, while adding up the concept of quality matches to its current portfolio.

Clémentine Lalande, CEO of Once Dating, commented: “GP Bullhound has been instrumental at every stage of this sale process, ultimately helping deliver the optimal transaction to continue our ambitious mission.”

Joy Sioufi, Partner at GP Bullhound commented: “Working with Clémentine and her team has been a great adventure, they have quickly developed a fascinating product and are now best positioned to disrupt the highly competitive dating market, backed by Dating Group.”

This transaction is a further testament of GP Bullhound’s expertise in the consumer subscription space.

Joy Sioufi, Partner,
Kevin Siagam, Vice President,

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