VSS-backed Access Intelligence acquires AdExchanger

Access Intelligence, which is backed by Veronis Suhler Stevenson, has acquired AdExchanger, an integrated media and events company. No financial terms were disclosed. JEGI advised AdExchanger on the deal.


New York, NY, June 19, 2017 – AdExchanger, a leading integrated media and events company with highly acclaimed conferences and media offerings focused on digital advertising and marketing has been acquired by Access Intelligence to bolster its position in the advertising and marketing technology events sector. This marks Access Intelligence’s fifth major acquisition in the past several years of leading brands serving media, technology, marketing and advertising executives.
JEGI (www.jegi.com), the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors, headquartered in New York, NY, represented AdExchanger in this transaction.

John Ebbert, who founded AdExchanger in 2008 with a daily online publication and email newsletter, is one of the leading authorities on programmatic advertising and the changing landscape of marketing and digital. Seizing early on the opportunities to educate and connect industry players, he launched seminal events that are today among the largest of its kind: Programmatic I/O in New York and San Francisco held in October and April, respectively, and Industry Preview, taking place January in New York. These conferences, along with AdExchanger daily publications and news coverage, bring together thousands of marketers, agencies, publishers, data providers, investors and the advertising and marketing technology companies. Coverage areas include programmatic, header bidding, data, brand safety, measurement, social media, video, mobile and ecommerce.

Ebbert joins Access Intelligence as the Founder & Publisher of AdExchanger, along with his highly talented team based in New York City. AdExchanger is now part of Access Intelligence’s Media/Communications Group, led by Diane Schwartz, senior vice president. The group’s other brands include AdMonsters, PR News, Cynopsis, Folio, min, Cablefax, Studio Daily, The Social Shake-Up, and sister brands Chief Marketer, Multichannel Merchant, Event Marketer and others.

“Our vision is to deliver best-in-class intelligence and connection points for our business communities and AdExchanger does that in remarkable ways with its fantastic reputation and content,” said Don Pazour, CEO of Access Intelligence. “AdExchanger is a natural fit with our other premier brands in this market, including Admonsters, Folio, Cynopsis and Chief Marketer.”

By bringing AdExchanger into the fold, Access Intelligence now offers a complete suite of compelling offerings for publishers, marketers and digital media leaders who are looking for an independent voice to help them navigate the quickly shifting media landscape as brands and publishers seek to make sense of the $32 billion programmatic advertising industry and the plethora of technologies serving marketers.

“We are very excited to join the Access Intelligence team as we continue with our goal to educate, entertain and enlighten our audience during a time of rapid change and opportunity,” said Ebbert.

The AdExchanger addition marks Access Intelligence’s continued investment in market-leading events and information solutions for business executives. Over the past several years, Access Intelligence completed acquisitions in the media/marketing and healthcare sectors, including that of The Social Shake-Up, AdMonsters, LeadsCon, Red7 Media, OR Manager and Cynopsis Media.

About AdExchanger
Founded in 2008, AdExchanger is an award-winning integrated media company – which includes publishing and three large industry events devoted to the data-driven, digital marketing space. The company produces Industry Preview, which provides an exclusive look at the year ahead in digital marketing technology, as well as two bi-coastal, leading conferences in programmatic media, known as PROGRAMMATIC I/O. For more information, visit www.adexchanger.com.

About Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, broadcasting & cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. Leading brands include Cynopsis, Via Satellite, PR News, AdMonsters, Cablefax, Folio, Event Marketer, LeadsCon, Chief Marketer, Defense Daily Network, AviationToday, Studio Daily; Power and Exchange Monitor. Market-leading shows include LeadsCon, AdMonsters OPS and Publisher Summits, The Folio Show, Experiential Marketing Summit, SATELLITE 2017, OR Manager, LDC Gas Forums, Clean Gulf, Electric Power, and Western Power Summit. For more information, visit www.accessintel.com.

About JEGI
JEGI has been the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors for over 30 years. Headquartered in North America, with offices in New York City and Boston, as well as London and Sydney (through its partnership with Clarity), JEGI has completed more than 600 high‐profile M&A and financing transactions, serving global corporations; middle‐market and emerging companies; entrepreneurial owners and founders; and private equity and venture capital firms. For more information, visit www.jegi.com.