Urban Airship acquires Accengage in a bid to extend global leadership

The acquisition of Accengage, Europe’s largest provider of push notifications and mobile CRM, will help Urban Airship’s platform provide in-app automation, mobile wallet, advanced analytics, predictive machine learning and more.

In a growing effort to extend its global leadership, Urban Airship, a US-based mobile engagement and digital wallet solutions provider, has reportedly acquired Accengage, the largest mobile engagement platform in Europe. Reportedly, with the latest buyout, Urban Airship intends to influence the global enterprise market by incorporating its customer base and industry-leading solutions into the European company.

Reportedly, the combined companies now form the largest mobile customer engagement platform in the world, providing efficient solutions for websites, apps, SMS, mobile wallets, and email among other channels. Customers can now highly benefit from their access into expanded engineering resources and new technologies besides gaining support from Europe’s largest group of digital customer engagement professionals, cite sources familiar with the development.

Sources further claim that both the businesses are proficient in the high-growth industry verticals such as finance, retail, travel and media, using the same programming languages and back-end technologies. Industry experts believe that the combined business will be benefiting from Urban Airship’s dominance in the U.S., UK, and Nordics while, Accengage’s leadership in the European countries including Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

Brett Caine, President & CEO at Urban Airship, said that with the addition of Accengage’s amazing team the company can not only grow its customer value for several more businesses, but also set new standards for local support and innovation. He added that the newly combined technology and expertise will help customers augment their strategies of digital customer engagement highly.

As per reports, Accengage specializes in Facebook Messenger support, additional marketing cloud integrations, advanced targeting potential, and customer support in five different languages. All employees of Accengage will join Urban Airship, including CEO Patrick Mareuil, who will expectedly lead the operations in Europe, as the Managing Director of EMEA from the new Paris office of Urban Airship.

For the record, customers of Urban Airship include major companies like ASOS, Jet Airways, Adidas, Zeit Online, Shop Direct, and Vodafone. Meanwhile, Accengage has global brands such as Lidl, Air France-KLM, Sephora Europe, Orange, Zalando, and more.