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IAC's ServiceMagic Invests In Zip Express Installation, Adding Electronics To Local Offerings

This story was written by Staci D. Kramer.
IAC's disclosed today a strategic investment in Minneapolis-based Zip Express Installation, a company that specializes in quick-turnaround installations of consumer or commercial electronics. The move adds electronics to's U.S. online referral service for homeowners. IAC (NSDQ: IACI) isn't disclosing the investment amount but I was told the "relatively small" amount is in line with the current strategy of looking for "tuck-in" investments that fit with an existing business and have low upfront costs. 

ServiceMagic launched a European business last month with a majority investment in The Koening Company and the acquisition of French home improvement site from Groupe CyberArchi. ServiceMaster Europe includes, a French lead gen business for tradespeople and, a UK lead gen site.

By Staci D. Kramer