Lake Capital Sells Hyper Marketing to Alliance Data Business Wire CHICAGO -- December 03, 2012 Hyper Marketing Inc. (HMI), an integrated performance marketing agency network and portfolio company of Lake Capital Partners II, has been acquired by Alliance Data Systems Corporation, as previously announced on November 9, 2012. HMI partners with leading brands to deliver measurable, tangible and accountable business results. It provides clients with a comprehensive offering built around digital marketing, direct marketing, data, promotions, shopper marketing, Hispanic marketing, and media buying and planning. Lake Capital launched the HMI initiative with the 2006 acquisition of Haggin Marketing. Lake Capital and management collaborated to build HMI through acquisitions and organic growth into a full-service, multi-channel integrated marketing agency. HMI is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in Chicago, Atlanta, and Albany, New York. “Lake Capital was delighted to work closely with management to build HMI, a world-class, client-focused enterprise. This initiative represents well our firm's mission to partner with entrepreneurs and management teams to build leading service-based companies through strategically-directed organic and acquisition-enhanced growth. We thank and congratulate the HMI team and Alliance Data, and look forward to their continuing success,” said Lake Capital co-founder Terry Graunke. “The sale of Hyper Marketing to Alliance Data is the culmination of a truly collaborative partnership with the team at Lake Capital. Lake brought a deep operational understanding of the marketing services space and a desire to invest in strategic growth that enabled the Hyper Marketing team to build the first ever holding company in transactional marketing and the largest independent marketing services agency in the U.S.,” said HMI CEO Zain Raj. About Lake Capital Lake Capital is a private equity firm that focuses on investments in service-based enterprises. The firm currently manages more than $1 billion in equity commitments and seeks to build leading services companies through organic and acquisition-enhanced growth. More information about Lake Capital is available at www.lakecapital.com. About Hyper Marketing Hyper Marketing is a global company and the largest independent marketing-services network in North America. The Company has 1,100 employees in 23 offices, with expertise in digital marketing, direct marketing, data, promotions, shopper marketing, Hispanic marketing, and media buying and planning. HMI focuses on driving transactions by responding to changing consumer behavior in a hyper-connected world. HMI companies partner with CMO's of many of the world's best known brands including Dell, eBay, Kellogg's, Office Depot, The Home Depot and Unilever to develop integrated programs that deliver profitable results. More information about Hyper Marketing is available at www.hypermarketinginc.com. About Alliance Data Alliance Data (NYSE: ADS) and its combined businesses is North America’s largest and most comprehensive provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today’s most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and other emerging technologies. Headquartered in Dallas, Alliance employs nearly 9,000 associates at more than 50 locations worldwide. More information about Alliance is available at www.alliancedata.com. Contact: Lake Capital Bill Sommerschield, 312-640-7050 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake Capital Sells Hyper Marketing to Alliance Data
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