The following statement was posted on their deal site today:
“We are pleased to inform you today that we as founders and managing directors have bought the company DailyDeal back from Google and will now continue to lead it on our own. DailyDeal will of course continue to offer the same service and exciting offers – exactly as we have done in the past. In addition, we will expand the business in the coming months. In the name of the DailyDeal team we thank all of our users, business partners and colleagues for their loyalty and support over the last three years. We are very much looking forward to what lies ahead of us!”
According to Deutsche Startups, Google reportedly tried to wind DailyDeal up a few weeks ago which would have seen all the employees lose their job, before the brothers stepped in to save their creation. But the blog argues that Google’s withdrawal – and its failure to make the deal a success – will be a bitter blow to the startup scene in Berlin and across Germany.
In the future, we will continue pursuing daily deals as a business model and expanding our strong market position. With 31,000 deals and 4.6 million coupons sold summing up to a total value of 260 million euros, DailyDeal has evolved to a leading daily deal sitel in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. in the last three years.
"Despite the change in ownership, DailyDeal will continue to be solidly financed just as before."