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"Mumsnet has just been bought for £15m by....."

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Legacy Thu 13-Sep-07 10:09:50

OK - it hasn't! (Sorry Justine!)

It's just a hypothetical scenario.

But with all this coverage, it's growth etc etc I bet it WILL happen at some point in the next few years.

L'Oreal bought BodyShop

and just recently Disney bought Club Penguin.

So who do you think would buy Mumnsnet, and how do you think you will feel if it happens?

escape Thu 13-Sep-07 10:11:30

I'll buy it.
(rummages down back of sofa)
2 and ahalf maltese liri do???
slinks off.

MerlinsBeard Thu 13-Sep-07 10:11:35

if its nestle i am off!

bran Thu 13-Sep-07 10:11:37

I wonder if the Daily Mail would be interested. wink

preggersagain Thu 13-Sep-07 10:11:45

Gina Ford Inc. grin

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 13-Sep-07 10:11:59

Bloody brilliant (£15m shock)

MarsLady Thu 13-Sep-07 10:12:23

Obviously I'll buy it and re-name it MarsNet!

MerlinsBeard Thu 13-Sep-07 10:12:32

i see your 2 and a half maltesters and raise you <sticks hand between cushions> a long lost remote control, a toy car(broken) and a biro...why is there always a pen!!

suzycreamcheese Thu 13-Sep-07 10:12:41


i'd jog on..

Blu Thu 13-Sep-07 10:13:48

MN-ers will be models.

Cod, favourite topic 'baby pasta': hotchpotch bra and matching hotchpotch loafers.

Legacy Thu 13-Sep-07 10:15:57

Justine - £15m would be cheap.... Disney paid $700 million for Club Penguin!

Legacy Thu 13-Sep-07 10:17:04

Or you could float it and sell us all shares now... (I'd buy some!)

WaynettaVonSlob Thu 13-Sep-07 10:18:00

could we arrange it so that we're all shareholders, so that when it does get bought out (i.e. like the building societies) then we all get a cut??

After all, without the posters, where would you be???

(scarpers before Justine kicks her up the backside for being so rude.....grin)

preggersagain Thu 13-Sep-07 10:18:03

ooh Justine- get on to disney tell 'em they can buy you out for squillions of pounds PROVIDING they provide all regular mners with all expenses paid trips to Disney World Florida!! grin

filthymindedbolshevixen Thu 13-Sep-07 10:18:50

If I want a cup of coffee, I can go into Starbucks. Or Cafe Nero. Or (substitute Blah blah High StreetChain)

But I choose to go to an independant little coffee shop with quirks and faults and someone to natter to whenever I am in.

This is how I feel about MN.

If you ever decide to sell it, Justine and co, can you let us have the option first. Why, we regulars could have a mumsnet co-operative! Yay!

PestoMonster Thu 13-Sep-07 10:21:02

Pesto - sporting squashy leather handbag (matches her sarong)

Favourite lunch: - marinated olives and chilled white wine


PestoMonster Thu 13-Sep-07 10:22:02

Sorry, got distracted by the boden thing....

Piffle Thu 13-Sep-07 10:22:19

We could rule out
Gina Ford
Daily Mail
for starters

chocolatemummy Thu 13-Sep-07 10:23:41

supernanny could buy it, imagine if Gina Ford did how funny would that be

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 13-Sep-07 10:25:12

Why Greggs - have we missed summit? (Crosses Greggs off the master Who might by us list)

Legacy Thu 13-Sep-07 10:26:31

Yeah - my guess would be:

- a media company e.g. Channel 4; Google; Yahoo
- retail chain - Mothercare/ Boots

KristinaM Thu 13-Sep-07 10:27:08

you mean greggs teh bakers? seems like a good choice to cakes for a pg and bf mums

preggersagain Thu 13-Sep-07 10:28:02

Robinsons- 'Mumsnet, sponsored by Fruitshoot' grin

filthymindedbolshevixen Thu 13-Sep-07 10:28:06

We insult Greggs on a weekly basis. Especially their 'sausage' rolls. Do you have Greggs down south?

FlossALump Thu 13-Sep-07 10:28:56

Their occasionally very tasty sausage rolls are not Mn etiquette. But sometimes you just have to, don't you? As long as it isn't in the buggy because otherwise MN members rebuff you.

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