DG3 North America Acquires The Ace Group
JERSEY CITY, NJ—March 3, 2011—DG3 North America, a leading provider of global graphic communication solutions, has acquired substantially all of the assets of The Ace Group, a full service print and electronic marketing solutions provider in New York City.
The Ace Group has a rich 40-year history and is best known for providing integrated offset print, personalized on demand print, email marketing and mobile marketing solutions to a discriminating group of clients looking for unique ways to communicate with their marketplace. This includes The NBA, Time Out New York, and Calvin Klein, which received national media attention as it introduced a controversial and well-publicized Calvin Klein QR code campaign in downtown Manhattan.
In connection with the acquisition of The Ace Group, DG3 will expand its Interactive Services group to provide mobile marketing solutions that are fully integrated into its offset print, on demand print, Web and e-mail marketing solutions. In addition to this integration, DG3 will be expanding its North American digital output platform with the acquisition of an HP Indigo 7500 digital press with seven colors that includes PMS spot color and HP’s proprietary white ink capability.
DG3’s comprehensive communications solutions, combined with the integrated mobile marketing solutions of The Ace Group, will enable it to provide full-service mixed media solutions to its financial, pharmaceutical and corporate clients.
“The acquisition of The Ace Group accelerates the growth and depth of DG3’s Interactive Services group that provides advisory services along with fully integrated printed and electronic communication solutions,” commented Tom Saggiomo, DG3’s CEO. “Our industry is undergoing a significant evolution where print is just one means of reaching target audiences. We are focused on the full mix of communication channels required by our clients and are fully committed to providing advice and execution across all these channels.”
The Ace Group’s principals, Anthony and Vincent Gagliardi, commented, “The DG3 group has an exciting vision for providing client-centric integrated communication solutions. We are delighted to expand the offering to our clients by combining with DG3 and pleased to contribute our digital print and mobile marketing expertise to their Interactive Services group.”
The Ace Group’s Val DiGiacinto, vice president sales/partner and national speaker for digital printing and mobile marketing, added, “It is so exciting to become a part of the DG3 family. The additional capability and technology support provided by DG3 will dramatically improve our position as one of the top providers of QR code mobile marketing campaigns in the country.”
Additional details of the transaction were not disclosed.
About the DG3 Group of Companies
DG3 is a leader in environmental responsibility providing worldwide communications solutions in strategic geographic markets including New York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney, and Manila. DG3 provides its comprehensive graphic and interactive solutions to corporate, financial services, pharmaceutical and academic institutions worldwide. For more information, please visit www.dg3.com.
Source: Company press release.