Sittercity.com announced last week the acquisition of the Sitters.com website. Sitters.com is the third-largest in-home care website and has developed a significant sitter and parent network throughout its almost 10 year history. This acquisition will expand Sittercity’s current database of close to 2 million users, further solidifying the company’s dominance in the online in-home care industry. Sittercity.com, headquartered in Chicago, assists helping people in need find experienced babysitters, nannies, pet sitters, dog walkers, housekeepers and tutors nationwide. Care seekers can join on their own or through the Sittercity Corporate Program, which is offered through corporations as an employee benefit. As both companies are privately held, the terms of the agreement will not be made public. Cravens will become a strategic advisor to Sittercity as well as a stockholder.
"We are excited to announce the acquisition of Sitters.com," said Martin Clifford, CEO of Sittercity. "It significantly expands our portfolio and strengthens Sittercity’s competitive advantage in the marketplace."
"For almost a decade, Sitters.com and Sittercity.com have been pioneers of the in-home online care industry," said Mike Cravens, founder of Sitters.com. "Our two companies have revolutionized the manner in which parents and individuals are able to find in-home care providers, giving them the tools they need to find a safe, reliable sitter in their neighborhood."