About VerticalAds Group

An industry leader in performance marketing solutions on a global scale

The VerticalAds Group is an International leader in Performance-based Marketing, renowned for its innovative approach and pioneering spirit since its founding in Germany, in 2006.

Through its specialized affiliate networks, communicationAds, financeAds, retailAds and its global network Kwanko, the group has forged close relationships with over 3000 top-tier advertisers, Engie, Commerzbank, Conrad Electronic, Deutsche Bank, O2, and Vodafone, to name just a few.

The VerticalAds Group’s recipe for success lies in its unique blend of cutting-edge technology and personalized service. With a workforce of 230 performance experts spread across 9 offices in Europe and Latam, the group has established itself as a global leader in its field.

Our clients can access an extensive portfolio of more than 180,000 active and qualified publishers, covering a broad range of content sites, comparison sites, aggregators, vouchers and loyalty clubs, cashback, display / RTB / retargeting, email marketing, influence, mobile, and B2B. This quality approach ensures that our clients can reach their target audience wherever they are, with the utmost precision and effectiveness.

20 years of performance marketing expertise delivering global results

2022: It all begins here

VerticalAds Group & Kwanko join forces with the aim of becoming the European leader in performance-based marketing in numerous sectors

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staff members


turnover in 2022

VerticalAds Kwanko




After 5 successful years of cooperation, leveraging each other connections, market knowledge and expertise, finleap successfully exits the business to VerticalAds Group


Launch of the brand new Kwanko Platform


Takeover retailerweb, renamed retailAds, the Specialized performance network for online shops communicationAds is awarded as fastest growing digital company in Germany


Kwanko won the Best Affiliate Platform Award at the International Performance Marketing Awards


financeAds is awarded as the Best Affiliate Network in Europe, at the International Performance Marketing Awards


Opening of the London office


financeAds International is born as a joint venture between finleap and Thinking Forward Capital in Berlin. The company launches its offerings to clients in Italy, Poland, France, Spain and The Netherlands


Opening of the Brussels office


Foundation of VerticalAds Group as a holding company for specialized networks

Foundation of communicationAds, the specialized network for the telco industry


Opening of Warsaw, São Paulo and Hamburg offices


financeAds expands its activities with the aim to become the largest financial affiliate marketing network in Europe


Acquisition of Swelen, the mobile platform, created by Antony Araújo


Opening of the Lisbon office


financeAds GmbH & CO. KG, the first company of the Group was founded in Nuremberg/Germany by Ralf Fischer and a partner with a focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland

2006 - 2011

Kwanko won several recognitions:
- Best French affiliate Platform by Rentabilisez.com Award 3 years in a row!
- The Ernst & Young Emerging Company Award
- The Banque Palatine Ambition Award
- The Chef d’Entreprise magazine


The idea became reality with the launch of the Netaffiliation platform on the French market


Foundation of Kwanko by François Bieber and Kevin Hatry, brothers-in-law, joined their expertise to develop affiliate marketing in France

VerticalAds Group in figures