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Global Capital Markets Advises Removaly in its Acquisition by DuckDuckGo

Global Capital Markets, Inc. (“Global Capital”) is pleased to announce that its client Removaly, LLC (“Removaly” or “Company”) has been acquired by Duck Duck Go, Inc. (“DuckDuckGo”). DuckDuckGo purchased Removaly to use as its foundation in building a Personal Information Removal offering while maintaining industry leading privacy standards.

Removaly was a pioneer in the data removal space, developing a way to navigate data brokers’ confusing opt-out processes automatically and without compromising users’ privacy in the process.

The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

"Shawn Flynn played a crucial role addressing challenges, obstacles, and questions throughout the acquisition. His persistence, broad knowledge, and professionalism is second-to-none."

Kyle Krzeski and John Bourscheid – Co-Founders of Removaly

"It was great working with Shawn. His professionalism and process execution were essential in getting this deal done. We'd love to work with Shawn again in the future."

Mike Marino, VP Finance & Diana Chiu, Corporate Development – DuckDuckGo

About DuckDuckGo: DuckDuckGo is the independent Internet privacy company for anyone who’s tired of being tracked online and wants an easy solution. Unlike Chrome and other browsers, DuckDuckGo's free, go-to browser comes with over a dozen powerful privacy protections built-in, including a search engine that replaces Google and doesn't track users' search history. The DuckDuckGo browser’s uniquely comprehensive privacy protections are used by tens of millions of people to protect their everyday online activities, from searching to browsing, emailing, and more. Available for download on Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.

Global Capital remains active in sectors of the Technology Vertical where there continues to be substantial interest from strategic buyers and capital sources looking for outstanding companies. We welcome your input on transaction dynamics in general as well as specific opportunities in particular.

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Shawn Flynn is a Principal at Global Capital Markets, a premier middle-market investment bank with a global presence. Shawn has expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and secondaries. He speaks Mandarin and is the host of the award-winning Podcast The Silicon Valley Podcast.

Shawn Flynn, Principal

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About Global Capital


As a middle market investment banking boutique, Global Capital provides mergers and acquisition advisory services, access to corporate debt and equity capital, and strategic advisory services to successful middle market companies. For over twenty five years, our team has offered companies a unique blend of sophisticated financial expertise and access to the global marketplace of buyers, sellers and financiers.

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