Alliance Data Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Bread

Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of data-driven marketing, loyalty and payment solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bread, a technology-driven digital payments company offering an omnichannel solution for retailers and platform capabilities to bank partners. The transaction is valued at estimated consideration of $450 million, of which approximately $100 million is Alliance Data common stock. Subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, the transaction…

Alliance Data Launches Market-Leading Online Payment Features with Enhanced Digital Suite, Driving Customer Acquisition and Spend

Dynamic real-time offer messaging brings credit to the forefront of the customer shopping journey Secure application features let customers apply for credit without leaving a brand partner's website Fast, simple integration for brands to get up and running and capitalize on e-commerce growth Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of data-driven marketing, loyalty and payment solutions, announced its Card Services business, a provider of market-leading private label, co-brand and commercial credit card…

Alliance Data Provides Card Services Performance Update For May 2020

Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of data-driven marketing, loyalty and payment solutions, provided an update on its Card Services segment. In connection with the release of the Company's Master Trust Monthly Noteholder's Statement, the Company is releasing similar metrics for the overall total managed portfolio. The Master Trust data represents a subset of the Company's total managed portfolio, and the Company believes the information presented below provides a more complete view of the Card Services…

Alliance Data Stockholders Elect John C. Gerspach, Jr. And Rajesh Natarajan To Board Of Directors

Company announces election of new directors, appointment of new board chairman, and departure of three directors as part of ongoing board refreshment plan Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing, loyalty and payment solutions, announced changes to its board of directors. These include the election of new board members John C. Gerspach, Jr. and Rajesh "Nat" Natarajan, as well as the appointment of long-standing director Roger H. Ballou as board chair. The changes were announced…

Alliance Data Provides Update On Current Impact of COVID-19

Schedules Conference Call for Tuesday, March 24 Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, announced a conference call will be held on Tuesday, March 24 at 4:00 PM to discuss the following update on the current impact of COVID-19. Ralph Andretta, president and chief executive officer of Alliance Data, commented, "Alliance Data has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our associates, our clients and our financial flexibility.…

Ralph Andretta Begins Tenure As Alliance Data President And Chief Executive Officer

Andretta will lead Alliance Data and joins the Company's Board of Directors; Initial 100 Days Focused on Listening, Assessing Full Enterprise Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, announced that veteran global financial executive Ralph Andretta has begun his tenure as Alliance Data President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Andretta was appointed president and CEO in November 2019, with an effective date of February 3, 2020.  Andretta succeeds Charles…

Alliance Data Included In 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index For Second Consecutive Year

Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction-rich data, announced that it is one of 325 companies across 50 industries included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The GEI expanded in 2020 to represent 42 countries and regions, including firms headquartered in the Czech Republic, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, and Russia for the first time. Companies range from a variety of industries, including automotive, banking, consumer…

Alliance Data Selected To Provide Co-Brand Credit Card Services For Sony As Part Of New Agreement, Helping Enhance Customer Loyalty And…

Alliance Data's tech-forward approach, including best-in-class digital capabilities, will enhance cardmember acquisition and inspire digital brand engagement Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, announced its card services business, a premier provider of branded private label, co-brand and commercial card programs, has signed a multi-year agreement with Sony Rewards, a division of Sony, to provide turnkey co-brand credit card services for the Sony and…

Alliance Data Announces Leadership Changes Within LoyaltyOne Business

Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, announced the departure of executive vice president Bryan A. Pearson, effective as of August 9, 2019. Mr. Pearson served as president and CEO of LoyaltyOne® and as CEO of BrandLoyalty. LoyaltyOne owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada's most recognized loyalty program; Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty, a global provider of tailor-made loyalty programs for grocers; and Precima®, a global retail…

Alliance Data To Drive Customer Loyalty And Brand Sales Through New Branded Credit Card Program For Interval International

Alliance Data's card services business selected to provide credit card and loyalty marketing services for Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, announced its Columbus, Ohio‑based card services business, a premier provider of branded private label, co-brand and business card programs, has signed a new multiyear agreement to provide co-brand credit card services for Interval…

Alliance Data Announces Share Exchange with ValueAct

ValueAct Maintains Investment Position While Reducing Voting Power Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, announced its entry into an exchange agreement (the "Exchange Agreement") with ValueAct Holdings, L.P.  Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P., Alliance Data's largest shareholder, exchanged 1,500,000 of its 5,207,646 shares of Alliance Data common stock (the "Common Stock") for 150,000 shares of Alliance Data's…

Alliance Data Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Sell Its Epsilon Business To Publicis Groupe For $4.4 Billion

Expected net Proceeds of $3.5 Billion to Be Used for Share Repurchases and Debt Pay-Down Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Epsilon business to Publicis Groupe, one of the world's largest leading global marketing, creative and business transformation companies, for $4.4 billion in cash, representing an approximate 10X trailing 12-month EBITDA (adjusted) multiple. The transaction was…

Alliance Data’s Epsilon Expands Relationship with Leading Technology Client; Launches Global Loyalty Program

Loyalty Program Provides Consumers and Small Businesses with Rewards, Exclusive Offers and Other Perks to Drive Sales, Brand Engagement Epsilon, an Alliance Data company, announced the output of their long-term partnership with global technology leader Dell for loyalty marketing services. Epsilon has been providing permission-based email marketing services to Dell since 2010. As part of the latest agreement, Epsilon is leveraging its Agility Loyalty platform to launch the Dell Advantage Rewards loyalty program globally.…

Swanson Health Selects Alliance Data’s Conversant for Personalized Digital Marketing Services

New Agreement to Help Foster Deeper Engagement with Existing Customers and Website Visitors, and Expand Swanson Health's Customer Base Conversant, the digital media arm of Epsilon, an Alliance Data company, announced a new agreement with Swanson Health, a wellness leader for nearly five decades. Conversant will lead Swanson Health's personalized digital marketing to help increase product sales, grow its customer base and drive marketing efficiency. Founded in 1969, Swanson Health began as a mail-order business with a…

Alliance Data Announces CFO Succession Timeline

Alliance Data Systems Corporation , a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, announced that Charles Horn, its longtime CFO, has informed the Company of his intent to retire in 2019. The Company's succession process is structured to ensure that Management and the Board of Directors have the appropriate time to evaluate candidates, while maintaining the services and institutional knowledge base of the incumbent. The search for a successor will include both internal and external candidates.…

Brands Must Show Loyalty To Earn Loyalty, According To Alliance Data’s New Consumer Study

Gen Z and Millennials Play by Their Own Set of Rules, and Now Loyalty Does, Too NextGen consumers are leading the retail industry to a new view on loyalty, according to new research by Alliance Data's card services business, a provider of a market-leading private label, co-brand, and business credit card programs. The newly released study, "The Rules of NextGen Loyalty," reveals how Gen Z and Millennials have been empowered by unique experiences, technology, and the power of choice to engage brands and experience loyalty…

Walgreens Boots Alliance Creates Personalized, Omnichannel Healthcare and Shopping Experiences Powered by New Customer Experience Management…

Company announces strategic partnership with industry leaders Microsoft and Adobe to launch second phase of digital transformation at the intersection of health and technology Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. announced an expansion of its strategic partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to launch a world-class digital experience and customer insights platform to deliver personalized healthcare and shopping offerings. It will provide Walgreens and Boots customers with products and services from its global pharmacy and retail…

Quadrant Launches The Asia Pacific Data Alliance

Quadrant announced the Asia Pacific Data Alliance (APDA), a program that helps leading corporations, governments and researchers who are working to build solutions for the Asia Pacific region that help organizations understand the effects, mitigate the risks and optimize their solutions during a pandemic like COVID-19. In response to the current pandemic, Quadrant will be making its’ Asia Pacific mobile location datasets available at no cost. Marketing Technology News: TikTok Donates Over S$350,000 to Support Local…

D/CAL And Apollo Form Strategic Alliance To Make Big Data Culturally Relevant

D/CAL, a strategic creative agency co-founded by Tony Hawk, and Apollo Program, a consumer intelligence software company based in New York City, announce a partnership aimed at offering powerful, industry-exclusive behavioral insights and creative services to brands. The partnership combines qualitative, street-level insights from D/CAL's industry-first Cultural Advisory Board (CAB) with Apollo's quantitative ability to assess real consumer behavior at the intersection of content, consumption and media, at scale. "In my…

Absolutdata and SafeGraph Form a Strategic Alliance to Strengthen Data-Driven Decision Making with Enhanced AI Models

SafeGraph’s Places Location Data Integrated with Absolutdata’s NAVIK AI Platform Supercharges Data-Driven Decision Making for CPG, Retail, Hospitality and Foodservice clients Absolutdata, a leader in delivering scalable business impact through AI-powered solutions, advanced analytics and data science services, announced a strategic alliance with SafeGraph, a data-focused company that powers innovation by providing open access to geospatial data. With SafeGraph’s analytics-ready data integrated into Absolutdata’s NAVIK AI…