(x+1) is a pioneer in programmatic marketing, offering an advanced, multi-channel platform that enables marketers to leverage their data assets and optimize the customer experience across both paid and owned channels. The Company's Origin Programmatic Marketing Hub features a leading self-serve data management platform (DMP), as well as media and website optimization solutions that are fueled by first-party customer data as well as third-party data. (x+1) is led by a seasoned team of brand and technology industry veterans, including Chief Executive Officer,
"The addition of (x+1) will allow Rocket Fuel to expand its portfolio of solutions to a larger addressable market. The powerful combination of (x+1)'s marketing and data management platform (DMP) with our leading artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data driven optimization technology, opens the door for new, innovative opportunities to improve marketing ROI for our customers," said
"We are excited to join forces with Rocket Fuel, which has a proven track record of improving marketing ROI across multiple digital media channels," said
Provides CMOs a Unified Platform Enabling Integrated Storytelling Across All Digital Touchpoints. The powerful combination of data management, addressable multi-channel programmatic media, and site-side optimization empowers CMOs with a robust toolset to control the content, timing, and frequency of messaging to their customers on a global basis. This new offering enables marketing organizations to not only deliver the right ad at the right place and time, but also to streamline workflows and deliver one-to-one content at unprecedented scale.
Achieves New Levels of Performance for Both Rocket Fuel's and (x+1)'s clients. The integration of Rocket Fuel's scalable data infrastructure and artificial intelligence driven optimization will bring new levels of performance to all channels and activation paths in the (x+1) platform, increasing return on advertising spend and return on marketing spend for (x+1)'s agency and enterprise customers. Further, integration of data from the (x+1) platform will enhance Rocket Fuel's machine-learning media buying algorithms for better client performance.
Expands Rocket Fuel's Addressable Market Opportunity by Expanding Solution Suite to Address Needs of both Enterprise Advertisers and Agencies. The combination of Rocket Fuel's award-winning Big Data and AI capabilities and (x+1)'s Data Management Platform and related programmatic advertising tools will enable Rocket Fuel to penetrate new customers and markets and broaden its relationships with existing clients. (x+1) brings dozens of direct client relationships, many of whom are Fortune 100 enterprise marketers with subscription-based, multi-year contracts.
Extends Rocket Fuel Into New Channels and Accelerates Entry into the Digital Marketing Enterprise SaaS Market. (x+1) offers a leading self-serve marketing and data management solution that unites the organization, storage and activation of paid and owned channels on a single platform and helps marketers build a consistent end-to-end experience and stronger ROI across all digital channels - such as web, email, display, mobile, social, video, and emerging media. This new platform will propel Rocket Fuel's entry into the digital marketing enterprise SaaS market.
Leverages Rocket Fuel's Global Sales and Marketing Infrastructure to Drive Growth. Through the acquisition, both companies will leverage Rocket Fuel's significant global resources and existing customer base to scale overall market familiarity with and adoption of (x+1)'s data management platform, as well as the combined solution suite of both companies.
Enhances Opportunities to Optimize Margin. The acquisition will accelerate and expand Rocket Fuel's software licensing business, providing it with higher gross margins and more predictable recurring revenues.
Terms of the Transaction
Under the terms of the agreement, Rocket Fuel will pay $100mm in cash and approximately 5.4 million shares of Rocket Fuel common stock as consideration which, based on the average of the observed closing prices of Rocket Fuel common stock for the 20 trading days preceding the signing of the definitive agreement, represents an enterprise value of
The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including Hart-Scott-Rodino clearance in the U.S. The transaction is anticipated to be closed in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Citi is acting as the exclusive financial advisor to Rocket Fuel and
About Rocket Fuel
Rocket Fuel delivers a leading programmatic media-buying platform at Big Data scale that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve marketing ROI in digital media across web, mobile, video, and social channels. Rocket Fuel powers digital advertising and marketing programs globally for customers in
(x+1) is the leading provider of programmatic marketing and data management solutions. The (x+1) Origin Platform is a programmatic marketing hub that empowers brands to engage audiences in progressively relevant conversations across a full spectrum of paid and owned addressable channels.
(x+1) Origin Data Management Platform (DMP) and a wholly-integrated DSP blend first and third-party data with (x+1)'s Predictive Optimization Engine (POE(TM)) to engage audiences across online display, mobile web, apps, email, site, and other digital channels. This is why the world's best brands, including seven of the top financial services advertisers, rely on (x+1) for their programmatic marketing.
Origin is the only marketing platform rated by Forrester Research as a "Leader" in DMP and DSP technologies. The company is headquartered in
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