Tippr, the group buying technology company, has acquired the social buying website DealPop from WhitePages.
The deal was was announced by the two Seattle-based companies this morning. Tippr says it will strengthen its sales force by bringing DealPop aboard, and also add a technical team experienced in the infrastructure for group-buying technology.
Financial terms weren’t disclosed. It’s the fifth acquisition by Tippr, which offers a white label platform called PoweredByTippr that publishers can use to offer their own daily deal services.
“Our growth will continue to be fueled by acquisitions as we look to consolidate our leadership position,” said Martin Tobias, Tippr’s CEO, in a news release announcing the deal.
We’ve certainly seen a number of new daily deal sites in the Seattle area in recent months. (We tracked more than a dozen in this list we compiled in March). Meanwhile, earlier this month, a group of former Yahoo and InfoSpace employees unveiled BigTip to go after suburban markets that are untouched by Groupon and Living Social.
It will be interesting to see what happens to all of the players, but we fully expect a consolidation wave to hit. Perhaps Tippr’s buy of DealPop is the start of that trend.