Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Business Combinations

Business Combinations
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Business Combinations  
Business Combinations

4.    Business Combinations

Meetrics GmbH

On August 31, 2021, the Company acquired all of the outstanding stock of Meetrics GmbH (“Meetrics”). Meetrics was founded in 2008 in Berlin, Germany and is a European-based ad verification provider – offering comprehensive media quality measurement solutions across viewability, fraud, brand safety and suitability. The aggregate net cash purchase price was $24.3 million. This acquisition expands DoubleVerify’s international presence as substantially all of Meetrics’ customer base and business operations are based in Europe.

As of September 30, 2022, the purchase price allocation for Meetrics is final.


On November 22, 2021, the Company acquired Outrigger Media, Inc. (d/b/a “OpenSlate”), a leading independent pre-campaign contextual targeting platform for social video and CTV for a total purchase price of $148.2 million, net of cash acquired, which includes working capital adjustments of $0.8 million.

The Company prepared an initial determination of the fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the acquisition date using preliminary information. The Company has recognized measurement period adjustments to the purchase consideration and the allocation of the fair value of certain assets and liabilities assumed as a result of further refinements in the Company’s estimates. The effect of these adjustments on the preliminary purchase price allocation was an increase to Intangible assets, net of $7.7 million, an increase to the purchase consideration of $0.8 million resulting from working capital adjustments, and an increase to Accrued expense of less than $0.1 million, which were recorded during the nine months ended September 30, 2022. The corresponding impact was recorded to Goodwill on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The impact to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income as result of these adjustments recognized during the reporting period were immaterial.

The acquired intangible assets of OpenSlate are amortized over their estimated useful lives. Based on facts and circumstances in existence as of the effective date of the acquisition, the useful life of developed technology and customer relationships intangible assets acquired were determined to be five and ten years, respectively. The total weighted-average useful life of the acquired intangible assets is 8.8 years.

The Company incurred acquisition-related transaction costs of $0.2 million and $0.7 million included in General and administrative expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations and Comprehensive Income for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and September 30, 2021, respectively.

As of September 30, 2022, the purchase price allocation for OpenSlate is final.

Zentrick NV

On February 15, 2019, the Company acquired all of the outstanding stock of Zentrick NV (“Zentrick”). Zentrick, headquartered in Ghent, Belgium is a digital video technology company that provides middleware solutions that increase the performance of online video advertising for brand advertisers, advertising platforms and publishers. This acquisition integrated technology into the Company’s suite of products related to advertising viewability specifically on video formats, a growing segment of the advertising market and critical for the delivery of verification services to social platforms and CTV. The aggregate purchase price consisted of 1) $23.2 million paid in cash at closing, which excluded closing adjustments of approximately $0.2 million paid in April 2019 2) $0.1 million in holdback payment of which 50% was payable 12 months after the closing date, and the remaining 50% was payable 24 months after the closing date and 3) up to $17.3 million of performance-based deferred payments that comprised two components (the “Zentrick Deferred Payment Terms”). The first component had a $4.0 million maximum payment related to four milestone tranches of $1.0 million each based on achievement of certain product milestones (“technical milestones”). The second component had a total maximum payment of $13.0 million and varied based upon certain revenue targets in fiscal 2019, 2020, and 2021 (“revenue targets”).

With respect to payments due related to the Zentrick acquisition, the Company and the Zentrick selling stockholders reached an agreement on February 14, 2022 (the “Zentrick Early Termination Agreement”), for the early termination of the Zentrick Deferred Payment Terms and resolution of the contingent payments due for both the technical milestones and revenue targets. Pursuant to the terms of the Zentrick Early Termination Agreement, the Company made a payment of $5.6 million on February 16, 2022 to the Zentrick selling stockholders to settle the remaining liability.