Halsey follows up its Lyris buy.
Holding company J.L. Halsey, which bought Lyris in May, has snatched up a second major stake in the email space with the acquisition of Uptilt Inc., which does business as EmailLabs.
The all-cash deal was for $19.5 million, with a future payment of up to $2.5 million linked to performance. After the deal closes, EmailLabs chairman and CEO David Sousa will resign, as will CTO Adrian Liang. Both will continue on as advisors to the company.
The email marketing space has undergone considerable consolidation this summer. In addition to J.L. Halsey's buyout of Lyris, Alliance Data Systems' Epsilon signed a deal to acquire Bigfoot Interactive. Halsey said it would seek further acquisition opportunities in the email marketing space.
Ninety-seven percent of EmailLabs' revenues comes from hosted email marketing services. Revenue last year was $5.7 million, which the company has already topped in the first three quarters of 2005.
Twitter Canada MD Kirstine Stewart to Keynote Toronto
ClickZ Live Toronto (May 14-16) is a new event addressing the rapidly changing landscape that digital marketers face. The agenda focuses on customer engagement and attaining maximum ROI through online marketing efforts across paid, owned & earned media. Register now and save!
Until March 2012, Zach Rodgers was managing editor of ClickZ's award-winning coverage of news and trends in digital marketing. He reported on the rise of web companies, data markets, ad technologies, and government Internet policy, among other subjects.
Marketing Apps for Landing Pages White Paper
Marketing apps can elevate a formulaic landing page into a highly interactive user experience. Learn how to turn your static content into exciting marketing apps.
Redefining 'Mobile-Only' Users: Millions Selectively Avoid the Desktop
A new breed of selective mobile-only consumers has emerged. What are the demos of these users and how and where can marketers reach them?
March 19, 2014