Tinder-owner Match Group has appointed two new members to its board of administrators and signed an settlement with Elliott Administration, the corporate announced on Monday. Chief advertising and marketing officer at Instacart, Laura Jones, and Zillow co-founder Spencer Rascoff, might be becoming a member of the board, efficient instantly.

Match stated in a press launch that the appointments adopted a “a constructive dialogue” with the activist investor, as the 2 corporations have entered in an “information-sharing” settlement. Right this moment’s announcement comes just a few months after the Wall Street Journal reported that Elliott has constructed a roughly $1 billion stake within the firm.

The report indicated that Elliott was enthusiastic about discussing methods for Match to show its efficiency round, as the corporate faces a decline in paying customers amid financial uncertainty.

“We’re one of many largest buyers of Match Group right now as a result of we imagine in its alternative for vital worth creation as the worldwide chief in on-line courting,” Marc Steinberg, Accomplice at Elliott, stated in a press launch. “We admire the collaboration with administration and the Board over the previous a number of months, and we’re assured that Laura Jones and Spencer Rascoff are robust additions to the Board. We imagine their distinctive expertise and views will assist assist the Firm by means of its subsequent part of development.”

Elliott has fashioned a fame for constructing stakes in tech corporations and forcing adjustments. The activist investor’s push for change on the courting agency follows board shakeups at Crown Fort and Etsy.

In Match’s fourth quarter for 2023, the corporate’s variety of whole paid customers decreased 5% yr over yr to fifteen.2 million. The corporate’s development has slowed from the peaks it reached in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, as Match has seen a 79% inventory decline from its 2021 peak.

Match is the dad or mum firm of a number of common courting apps, together with Tinder, Hinge, Match.com, Meetic, OkCupidHingeLoads of Fish, OurTime and extra.