IAC/InterActiveCorp says no plan to bid for Cupid

LONDON Tue Dec 4, 2012 11:54am EST

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LONDON (Reuters) - IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI.O), a U.S.-based holding company for search, dating and media websites, said on Tuesday it had no plans to bid for UK-listed online dating firm Cupid (CUP.L).

The response follows market rumors in recent weeks that it could be preparing to make a bid of around 250 million pounds ($402.4 million).

"IAC/InterActiveCorp is not considering a bid for Cupid," a spokeswoman for the U.S. firm told Reuters. ($1 = 0.6213 British pounds)

(Reporting by Simon Jessop and Atul Prakash, editing by Nigel Stephenson)

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