Smart AdServer Rebrands as Equativ

Brand poised to harmonize market interests efficiently in accordance with ethical standards to fulfill the promise of advertising technology with uncompromising regard for consumers

NEW YORK, PARIS and LONDON, June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Global adtech company, Smart AdServer, has re-launched its global presence in 14 countries under the new name, Equativ. This follows the company’s acquisitions of DynAdmic and LiquidM, with the companies now consolidated under the Equativ brand. Equativ will capitalize on this unified expertise to fulfil the promise of advertising technology; offering a comprehensive and vertically integrated advertising and monetization solution to both supply- and demand-side clients.


Smart rebrands as Equativ
Smart rebrands as Equativ


The Equativ name reinforces the equal way in which the company treats clients; promoting openness, fairness, and accountability within the industry. Equativ facilitates direct interaction between buyers and sellers while offering a less complex, more transparent, and efficient advertising journey that benefits the entire value chain.

Founded in 2006 within a digital media publisher, Smart became independent in 2015 and has flourished as a global, highly profitable business with 3-fold net revenue growth over the past 3 years from €31m in 2019 to €100m expected in 2022. The company now operates in 14 countries with close to 500 employees in fully integrated teams collaborating hand-in-hand to provide clients access to best-in-class technologies, expertise, and market opportunities.

The continued growth coincides with the company’s vertical integration strategy – moving from a supply-oriented platform to a comprehensive, global solution with the development of its demand and CTV offerings. Equativ remains committed to supporting the open web by offering the digital advertising ecosystem a scaled, independent alternative to monopolistic walled-garden platforms.

"The Equativ brand represents the true integration of our teams under a single unified entity," said Arnaud Créput, Equativ’s CEO. "This evolution answers the open web’s need for an efficient marketplace where both supply and demand coexist and interact end to end on our platform while respecting the consumer. We provide the industry with a complete range of tools and expertise to take back control of their advertising activities while ensuring transparency, privacy, first party data activation, better reporting, performance and cost efficiency. That’s been the promise of advertising technology from the early days. Equativ is dedicated to fulfilling that promise."

About Equativ

Equativ is the new single name for Smart AdServer, DynAdmic and LiquidM — three proven innovators in advertising technology. The vertically integrated company provides brand and privacy-safe solutions that empower its clients to achieve maximum impact while respecting the rights of consumers. The union combines client expertise and engineering excellence to serve the interests of both the supply-side and demand-side with equal professionalism and technical sophistication.

Headquartered in Paris and New York, Equativ operates globally with a team of more than 450 in 20 offices. Equativ offers the market its own independent ad server, SSP, buyer tools, and media services to fulfill the promise of advertising technology.

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