Microsoft Sells Franchise Gator for $20M

Microsoft’s digital advertising division has sold off its subsidiary, Franchise Gator, to Landmark Interactive for about $20 million, as first reported by PaidContent.org. Microsoft has confirmed the sale but not the price, according to TechFlash. Franchise Gator, a lead-generation business based in Seattle and Roswell, GA, was acquired for $21.5 million in 2006 by aQuantive, which was in turn bought by Microsoft in 2007.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and Editor of Xconomy Boston. E-mail him at gthuang [at] xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang

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