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IAC's HomeAdvisor acquires Canada's HomeStars

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HomeAdvisor, an IAC company and the operator of the largest home services marketplaces across the globe, has acquired HomeStars, the leading home services platform connecting homeowners with service providers throughout Canada.

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With the acquisition of HomeStars, HomeAdvisor strengthens its North American market leadership position in digital marketplaces dedicated to home services.

HomeStars joins HomeAdvisor market leaders in Germany (MyHammer), France (, Netherlands (Werkspot) and Italy (Instapro) as HomeAdvisor looks to build on domestic momentum and accelerate international growth.

Founded in 2006 by Nancy Peterson, HomeStars connects a growing number of Canada's nine million homeowners with trusted reputable service providers.

The Canadian market for home services continues to grow: Canadian households spent CA$71 billion on home improvement in 2015, up from CA$45 billion in 2006.

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