January 11, 2021
Acceleration Partners and Streamline Marketing Join Forces to Expand Partner Marketing
NEEDHAM, Mass., January 11, 2021 – Acceleration Partners, the premier global partner marketing agency, announced today that it has acquired Streamline Marketing (“Streamline”), a leading performance marketing agency founded in 2013 by CEO Jon Claydon.
The Streamline acquisition is Acceleration Partners’ first since partnering with Mountaingate Capital to create a leading platform business focused on global partner marketing solutions.
“We’ve had a strong relationship with Streamline for years and greatly admire what Jon and his team have built,” said Robert Glazer, founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners. “We are thrilled to be combining our forces to offer leading brands expanded senior-level strategy, increased global coverage, proprietary technology-enabled solutions, and the highest standard of affiliate and partner marketing program management.”
Acceleration Partners’ global affiliate marketing expertise and resources combined with Streamline Marketing’s strong data analytics and loyal customer base will allow both agencies to increase their capabilities and drive more value for clients.
“We are excited to be joining forces with Acceleration Partners. With our approach to client services, affiliate program management and company culture being so aligned, we could not envision a more ideal partnership fit,” said Jon Claydon, founder and CEO of Streamline Marketing. “Together, our teams will enhance our existing client platforms and provide each other with a wealth of knowledge, resources and support as we transition into a new phase of global growth and better partner marketing.”
The acquisition of Streamline will allow Acceleration Partners to expand and strengthen its position as the leader in the affiliate and partner marketing industry, and provide clients with premium services with a heavy emphasis on strategy, customization, global coverage and diverse partnerships.
All Streamline employees have joined Acceleration Partners as of January 1, 2021. Combined, the company will now have a 200-person team and a significant hub in Seattle, expanding its presence on the West Coast.
Acceleration Partners was advised by the law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP. Streamline was advised by the Garros Group.
About Acceleration Partners
Acceleration Partners is the premier global partner marketing agency. By focusing on Better People, Better Process and Better Performance, our team sets the standard for how brands efficiently grow and refine their marketing partnerships anywhere in the world. A trusted agency partner to leading brands, our team of seasoned marketers and industry experts help companies build meaningful, lasting, performance-based relationships with strategic partners. Acceleration Partners has received several prestigious awards and accolades for both our client services and culture, including “Best Agency” (International Performance Marketing Awards), “Best Workplaces” (Inc.), “Best Places to Work” (Glassdoor), “Most Committed to Work-Life Balance” (Digiday).
About Streamline Marketing
Streamline is an industry-leading, performance marketing agency – specializing in partner marketing – based in Seattle, Washington, and catering to an impressive roster of well-known, national and international brands from the retail, financial services, health & beauty, travel, fitness and other sectors. Streamline’s excitement around innovation and new media opportunities is channeled toward increasing revenue for the agency’s clients, efficiently and measurably. The growing team at Streamline works hard and with urgency, makes smart decisions backed by team collaboration, experience, and an intense focus on data and analytics, and does all this while having a great time and culture.
About Mountaingate Capital
Mountaingate Capital, based in Denver, CO, is a private equity firm that specializes in building and empowering companies with strong growth potential and engaged leadership teams. The firm was launched by a team of partners with deep investment expertise in four distinct market sectors: marketing services, business/industrial services, specialty distribution and specialty manufacturing. Mountaingate’s focus on organic growth coupled with its proven customer-centric buy-and-build approach for add-on acquisitions and shared equity ownership with management creates more value for the end customer, while forging stronger, more collaborative, and more successful investment partnerships with management teams.
For more information contact:
Bennett Thompson, Managing Director
Trent Sisson, Principal