WhaleShark Expands Coupon Empire to France

Online coupon giant WhaleShark Media, which operates the RetailMeNot coupon site in the United States and several European sites, has acquired French online coupon publisher Miwim for an undisclosed sum. The company, founded in 2009 by Cotter Cunningham, will now operate Miwim’s leading online coupon site, Bons-de-Reduction, and the cash-back website, Poulpeo. Olivier David and Francois Larvor, who cofounded Miwim in 2007, will continue to serve as its co-general managers as part of the agreement, which adds nearly 20 additional employees to WhaleShark Media’s overall headcount, including a product and development team that will continue to serve the engineering needs of the company in France, the company said.

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