Constant Contact Closes Acquisition of SharpSpring

Acquisition will expand Constant Contact’s CRM capabilities

Constant Contact, an established leader in online marketing, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) and Siris Capital Group, LLC (together with its affiliates, “Siris”), announced today that it has completed its acquisition of SharpSpring (“SharpSpring”) (NASDAQ: SHSP).

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The transaction, which was originally announced on June 22, 2021, was approved by SharpSpring’s stockholders on August 25, 2021. In connection with the closing of the transaction, SharpSpring will be delisted from NASDAQ.

“We are pleased to welcome the SharpSpring team to Constant Contact and expand our capabilities for current customers and offer a broader set of opportunities for new customers,” said Frank Vella, CEO, Constant Contact. “SharpSpring’s focus on lead management will be an essential element in building Constant Contact’s marketing automation platform to more holistically deliver results for small businesses.”

JMP Securities LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor and Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. acted as legal counsel to SharpSpring. Lazard acted as financial advisor to Constant Contact and Sidley Austin LLP acted as legal counsel to Constant Contact.

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