Fabian Thylmann sells his stake in Manwin

I guess one of the hottest news of these days in adult affiliate marketing is that – according to a news story on Xbiz – Fabian Thylmann, the founder and owner of Manwin, is selling his stake in Manwin to the company’s “top management team.”

According to Xbiz he wrote in an internal letter to employees:

It is with a sad heart that I have to announce that I have decided to sell Manwin to Manwin’s top management team. Please believe me that this decision has been one of the hardest in our lives for both my wife and myself. We have grown fond of all of you and are happy to be able to call many of you our close and dear friends.

Manwin, probably the largest adult entertainment company at this moment, owns Brazzers, Twistys, YouPorn, Spankwire, RedTube, Webcams Tube8, ExtremeTube, KeezMovies, Mofos, ExtremeTube, JuicyBoys and PornHub, as well as Playboy Plus, Digital Playground and Reality Kings.

It’s not yet absolutely clear if he’s really selling his shares or if it is a trick to help him with the ongoing investigations about tax fraud.

We can be sure, however, that it does not change much about the current situation in adult online and affiliate business. So far Manwin is here to stay.