Cardlytics, one of the largest digital advertising platforms, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Bridg, a customer data platform. Previously announced on April 13, the acquisition pairs Cardlytics’ advertising platform, with visibility into one in every two card swipes in the U.S., with Bridg’s enhanced SKU-level insights. Together, the combined capabilities are expected to power a more comprehensive view of consumer purchase behavior, accelerating the creation of a holistic, results-driven, self-serve, always-on advertising solution for brands.
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“With the loss of third-party cookies on the horizon, now more than ever it’s imperative for brands to have trusted partners who take a privacy-first approach while also delivering deep, robust first-party consumer insights,” said Lynne Laube, chief executive officer and co-founder of Cardlytics. “Not only does Bridg give Cardlytics’ advertisers the ability to understand consumer purchase behavior down to the product level, but it does so with shared consumer privacy best practices at the forefront.”
Cardlytics acquired Bridg for approximately $350 million in cash at closing. In addition, Cardlytics has agreed to make two potential earnout payments in cash and stock on the first and second anniversary of the closing based on Bridg’s U.S. annualized revenue run rate. Cardlytics expects these payments could equal approximately $100 million to $300 million in the aggregate.
This transaction was Cardlytics’ second acquisition this year. The first acquisition of Dosh, based in Austin, Texas, closed on March 5, 2021.
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