MidOcean Partners & Allant Management Announce Acquisition of The Allant Group

New York. October 26, 2009 - MidOcean Partners (“MidOcean”), a leading private equity firm with offices in New York and London, in combination with Allant management, announced today that it has acquired The Allant Group, a leading provider of marketing optimization solutions that combines database management, analytics and predictive intelligence to maximize targeted marketing solutions for its growing list of Fortune 100 clients.

“We have been following the developing trends in the marketing services space for several years and became increasingly impressed with Allant, its market leadership position, and its prospects for continued growth,” said Frank Schiff, Managing Director of MidOcean. “Discussions between our firms began more than three years ago, and we believe that Allant has all the right ingredients to become the top provider in the marketplace.”

Frank Sowinski, a former President of Dun & Bradstreet and member of the MidOcean team who will serve as Allant’s Vice Chairman added, “Allant’s emphasis on analytic-driven multi-channel marketing solutions, integrated inbound and outbound marketing technologies, performance measurement and advanced advertising solutions are extremely well aligned with the demands of large scale marketing organizations.”

The company is rated among the top marketing service providers by Forrester Research, whose latest Vendor Summary on Allant stated, “In the two years since we last evaluated database marketing service providers, The Allant Group has honed its delivery of analytically and strategically led database engagements. Allant targets enterprise opportunities in select industries, and its integrated service and high customer satisfaction translate into notable market momentum. Clients describe its service delivery as very open, flexible, and responsive, and the company is a strategic partner for senior-level marketers within its client base.”1

Terry McCarthy, President & CEO of Allant commented, “We ere excited to have MidOcean join the Allant team as an active partner in driving our vision, growth strategy and delivery of best practices. Our collective goal is to deliver measurable value for clients through a balance of innovation and discipline.

We are actively investing in our multi-channel delivery infrastructure, talent base, account management practice and performance measurement capabilities to drive our clients’ results and further expand Allant’s business.”

In the past year Allant has significantly expanded its solution footprint for Fortune 100 clients whose needs span analytic, consulting and technology driven solutions. In addition to its direct mail, Web, email and call center expertise. Allant has established itself as a leading provider in advanced TV advertising. The company has a prestigious bale of clients in the cable, financial services, insurance, retail, telecom and teleservices industries.


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MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager specializing in middle-market private equity and alternative credit investments. Since its inception in 2003, MidOcean Private Equity has targeted investments in high-quality middle-market companies in the consumer and business services sectors. MidOcean Credit was launched in 2009 and currently manages a series of alternative credit strategies, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), and customized separately managed accounts.

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