Helixa Is Acquired By Telmar

Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips’ client, Helixa, Inc., a data-driven, audience intelligence platform, has been acquired by Telmar, a global provider of advertising and media-planning services.

The acquisition will expand Telmar’s media planning and audience analysis capabilities through the addition of Helixa’s platform, IP and AI capabilities. The addition of Helixa further underpins Telmar’s position as the leading provider of media planning tools and data integration solutions globally by adding additional capabilities in digital and social media data analysis, and thereby, providing a deeper understanding of consumer insights. 

The new ownership will give Helixa access to resources to accelerate global expansion, enhance its media planning capabilities and develop activation solutions clients are looking for. As a part of the acquisition, Helixa CEO Florian Kahlert will join Telmar’s Executive Team and Helixa’s senior management will continue to support Helixa as part of the new enlarged organization.

“Telmar’s acquisition of Helixa marks an exciting stage of growth and innovation for our clients, our teams and the media planning sector as a whole,” says James Ingram, CEO of Telmar. “Telmar’s expansion into social media intelligence, combined with our current audience measurement, analysis and media planning tools, offers users valuable insights into deeper human and consumer behavior.”

“Human insights are critical for making better decisions, be it for marketing, product positioning or even public policies,” says Kahlert “Telmar’s goals to provide the tools for clients to answer these questions holistically completely aligns with our vision. We look forward to working together to keep innovating and to bring new solutions to market in short order.”

“The addition of Helixa to the Telmar platform puts a truly unique set of tools in the hands of media planners,” said Ken Sonenclar, Managing Director at Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips and lead banker on the transaction.  “In addition, the Helixa management team, led by CEO Florian Kahlert, brings invaluable expertise in SaaS product development and social-media intelligence to Telmar.  The combined enterprise will find clients around the world eager to leverage its new capabilities.”

Initially, Helixa’s clients will be provided with a greater depth of media planning tools along with the ability to access thousands of global data sets and a variety of media planning solutions that address specific channels such as Audio, Video, OOH and spot optimization.

Additionally, Telmar’s clients throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, will gain access to Helixa’s ability to use social data to provide research insights into audiences’ demographic, and psychographic engagements and behaviors, as well as segmentation.

About Telmar

Telmar is the global leader in advertising and media solutions, providing the most influential agencies, media owners and planners with innovative cloud-based tools to help create, plan and predict the most successful media campaigns.

Leading media and advertising agencies have relied on Telmar’s innovative cross-media and data analytics solutions to provide deep consumer insights thereby creating the most successful media campaigns worldwide.

Telmar is a truly international company with over 10,000 users and 600 customers worldwide. Our team of media experts has a global presence with locations around the world including New York City, London, Montreal, Johannesburg, Paris, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. For more information about Telmar and its solutions, please visit: www.telmar.com

About Helixa

Helixa is a data-driven, audience intelligence platform that helps media companies, brands and their agencies identify new opportunities and pathways to growth.

We use public social data and transform it to provide research insights into Audiences, Demographics, Psychographics and Customer Segments. Data and engagement is analyzed, augmented and transformed into insights rather than just reported as activity.

The results are incredibly nuanced, timely and meaningful insights that inform creative, planning, and execution to reach your target audiences across channels and meet them where they are.

For more information, visit www.Helixa.ai.

Transaction TypeM&A Sell-side
Sold ToTelmar
IndustryMarketing; Technology, Data & Information
DateDecember 2021