NEWS5 September 2016

Dentsu Aegis Network buys Accordant Media

M&A News North America

US – Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired data-driven programmatic ad company Accordant Media for an undisclosed amount. 


Accordant will become part of Dentsu Aegis Network’s programmatic buying offering, Amnet. It was founded in 2010 and has offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and London with about 70 employees.

Following the acquisition, Accordant’s CEO and co-founder Arthur Muldoon (pictured) and Matthew Greitzer, its COO and co-founder, will lead the combined Amnet and Accordant operations in the US, reporting to Amplifi US president Lucas Cridland. Muldoon and Greitzer will become co-CEOs Amnet US.

The Accordant ATS™ cross-channel technology system, including its data management platform (DMP), custom data models, associated bidding and analytics tools, will enhance Amnet’s current technology and bring better targeting solutions to Dentsu Aegis Network’s clients.

Rob Horler, CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network US, said: “Data underpins everything we do for our clients, and the ability to manage and deploy data in real time in service of client media planning and investment is critical to the success in the digital economy. The acquisition of Accordant will further strengthen our abilities in this area.”