XLMedia PLC ("XLMedia" or "the Group" or "the Company"): Acquisition of Mobile Performance Marketing Platform

LONDON--()--XLMedia (AIM:XLM), a leading provider of digital performance marketing, is pleased to announce the acquisition of ClicksMob Inc (“ClicksMob”), a mobile performance marketing platform.

“As mobile marketing becomes a driving force in the online marketing world, we see this as a strategic acquisition to further strengthen our offering in this important vertical.”

XLMedia, via Dau-Up, the Group’s mobile marketing subsidiary, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all business and assets of ClicksMob for a total consideration of $5.1 million, payable in cash. The acquisition is expected to complete during the first quarter of 2017 and is expected to be earnings accretive in the current financial year. ClicksMob generated unaudited revenues of $16.3 million and profit before tax (excluding share based payments) of $0.3 million for year ended 31 December 2016.

ClicksMob delivers performance-based user acquisition to leading apps across a number of verticals, including gaming, e-commerce, travel, entertainment and finance. The addition of ClicksMob will provide the Group with significant presence in Asia, with over 30% of ClicksMob 2016 revenues generated from the region.

Through leveraging the Group’s existing expertise within games and social marketing, the combination between Dau-Up and ClicksMob will enable XLMedia to deliver services to a wider range of customers in different verticals and geographies, whilst maximising benefits of scale.

As part of the transaction Dau-Up will acquire ClicksMob’s proprietary technologies such as audience matching, engine optimization and fraud fighting tools which will be integrated with Dau-Up’s own technology.

Ory Weihs, Chief Executive Officer of XLMedia, commented:

“We are excited to announce the acquisition of ClicksMob, which combined with our own mobile marketing capabilities provides a significant future growth engine for the Group across key verticals. This acquisition represents an excellent opportunity for XLMedia to further extend our reach in Asia in addition to strengthening our presence in North America.

“As mobile marketing becomes a driving force in the online marketing world, we see this as a strategic acquisition to further strengthen our offering in this important vertical.”

Contacts

XLMedia plc
Ory Weihs, 020 8817 5283
www.xlmedia.com
or
Vigo Communications
Jeremy Garcia / Fiona Henson, 020 7830 9703
www.vigocomms.com
or
Cenkos Securities plc (Nomad and Joint Broker)
Ivonne Cantu / Camilla Hume, 020 7397 8900
www.cenkos.com
or
Berenberg (Joint Broker)
Chris Bowman / Mark Whitmore / Amritha Murali, 020 3207 7800
www.berenberg.com

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