WordPress hosting company acquires maker of popular framework for building WordPress sites.
WordPress hosting company WP Engine has acquired StudioPress.
StudioPress is the creator of the Genesis framework for WordPress site design/development. Domain Name Wire is built on the Genesis framework.
This marks the first acquisition WP Engine has publicly announced since Silver Lake Partners bankrolled the firm with $250 million earlier this year.
Silver Lake was one of the three private equity firms to invest in GoDaddy in 2011. WP Engine is a direct competitor to GoDaddy.