Angie's List May Seek Outside Help, Possible Sale

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (AP) – Angie's List may be seeking a partner or a buyer after watching its sales slide for more than a year.

         Though third-quarter results released Tuesday were disappointing, shares surged 7 percent in early trading on the possibility of a sale.

         The Indianapolis company is working with Allen & Co. LLC and BofA Merrill Lynch to explore "strategic alternatives."

         Last year, the Indianapolis company rejected a $512 million takeover offer from internet company IAC/InterActiveCorp. It said the per-share offer of $8.75 was too low. Shares had fallen to around $6.30 by July.

         Angie's List Inc. reported a third-quarter loss of $16.8 million Tuesday, with per-share results and revenue missing Wall Street expectations.



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