Accengage sold to Urban Airship

Urban Airship acquires Accengage, extending its worldwide leadership

Digital customer engagement company Urban Airship acquires Accengage, continental Europe’s largest provider of mobile CRM and push notifications. Together Urban Airship and Accengage now form the world’s largest mobile customer engagement company, with rapidly growing solutions for apps, websites, SMS, email, mobile wallets and other channels. Customers from each company will quickly benefit from access to new technology and expanded engineering resources, as well as support from Europe’s largest team of digital customer engagement experts.

Urban Airship customers include 25 percent of the Fortune 100 with companies such as Adidas, ASOS and BBC. Accengage adds hundreds more global brands including Air France-KLM, or Orange. Urban Airship has already delivered over 2.4 trillion messages, and going forward the companies will combine to send more than 90 billion messages per month worldwide.

The businesses share expertise in many of the same high-growth industry verticals — retail, finance, media and travel — and use the same back-end technologies and programming languages, enabling teams to quickly incorporate expertise and technology from one platform to the other. The businesses perfectly complement each other’s regional strengths, with Urban Airship the dominant vendor in the Americas, Nordics and UK, while Accengage leads in France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

Globally, customers will benefit from combined technology and process expertise that will accelerate innovation. Urban Airship’s platform brings advanced analytics, predictive machine learning, in-app automation, SMS, mobile wallet, email and intelligent orchestration of messages across channels. Accengage brings expertise in Facebook Messenger support, advanced targeting capabilities, additional marketing cloud integrations and customer support in five languages.

All Accengage employees will join Urban Airship, including CEO and co-founder Patrick Mareuil who will lead European operations as managing director of EMEA from Urban Airship’s new Paris office.

“Accengage and Urban Airship come from a very similar background, we both serve enterprise marketers that want to connect with customers in innovative ways,” said Patrick Mareuil.