AlphaGraphics, a Denver-based franchisor of marketing service providers that feature full-service print shops, announces the acquisition of Australia-based Print Speak by Alpha Graphics’ majority stakeholding company, U.S. Business Holdings Inc.
Print Speak is a provider of business intelligence, customer management and marketing automation services. According to AlphaGraphics, its acquisition will deliver a range of complementary and extended software services to what AlphaGraphics already offers, helping fuel its continued growth plans.
Further, the acquisition should provide Print Speak with additional growth opportunities both in the U.S. and globally for its software geared toward the print and marketing industries.
AlphaGraphics is part of the MBE Worldwide family of companies, which also includes PostNet and Mail Boxes Etc.
“Print Speak provides an exciting expansion for AlphaGraphics and MBE Worldwide around better (customer relationship management) with marketing automation,” says Ryan Farris, president and chief operating officer of AlphaGraphics. “The additional capabilities strengthen and extend the services offered by both AlphaGraphics and MBE to enhance our complete, customer-centric sales and marketing approach.”
Adds Richard Baker, general manager for Print Speak: “The acquisition of Print Speak provides a crucial expansion opportunity and extended services for AlphaGraphics, Print Speak and our clients. With the stability and ultimate backing of one of the world’s leading franchisors, MBE, Print Speak customers will benefit from improved products, services and innovation.”
Both Print Speak and AlphaGraphics will continue to trade under their own names.