The e-mail pioneer will be acquired for $23.9 million; founder and CEO John Buckman to step down.
E-mail marketing pioneer Lyris has agreed to be acquired by J.L. Halsey, a holding company, for $24 million. After the closing, founder and CEO John Buckman will step down and take on an advisory role.
Buckman will be replaced by current General Manager Luis Rivera, who will assume the additional role of chief operating officer for Halsey. Before joining Lyris, Rivera worked for Turbolinux as director of international sales.
After the closing, Lyris will operate as a subsidiary of Halsey.
The sale agreement stipulates J.L. Halsey will pay Lyris stockholders $23.9 million at closing, plus $5.6 million two years later on condition revenue targets are met. Lyris is best known for its ListManager campaign management product, but also offers email deliverability, spam filtering and hosting solutions.
The company was founded in 1994 by Buckman and his wife Jan Hanford. Since that time, ListManager has been sold to approximately 4,000 customers, according to Lyris. 2004 clients included the Bush/Cheney and Dean for America political campaigns.
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.
US Consumer Device Preference Report
Traditionally desktops have shown to convert better than mobile devices however, 2015 might be a tipping point for mobile conversions! Download this report to find why mobile users are more important then ever.
E-Commerce Customer Lifecycle
Have you ever wondered what factors influence online spending or why shoppers abandon their cart? This data-rich infogram offers actionable insight into creating a more seamless online shopping experience across the multiple devices consumers are using.
September 9, 2015
12pm ET/9am PT
September 16, 2015
12pm ET/9am PT
September 23, 2015
12pm ET/ 9am PT