Mimeo Expands into Europe with Acquisition of CLE Group
NEW YORK/HUNTINGDON, UK—July 26, 2011—Mimeo, the leading online printing and distribution solutions company, announced the acquisition of CLE Group, a U.K.-based provider of print technology and marketing services. The move will accelerate Mimeo’s expansion into Europe.
“CLE Group shares our commitment to providing technology driven solutions that improve the way businesses communicate with their customers,” said Mimeo CEO, Adam Slutsky. “We welcome CLE Managing Director Jamie Wardley, Group Sales Director Patrick Rau, Product Management Director Nick White, Sales Director John Kirk and Operations Director Andy Purves, as well as the entire CLE Team to Mimeo. We look forward to bringing our combined strengths to our valued customers and the broader market.”
Jamie Wardley will lead Mimeo Europe as managing director, reporting to Mimeo CEO Adam Slutsky. In Q4, 2011, CLE will move into a new 50,000-square-foot facility (4,645 square metres) in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, that will serve as the headquarters for Mimeo Europe, as well Mimeo’s first production and distribution centre in Europe. The centre will support all lines of business by Q2, 2012.
More than 4,000 corporations across every major industry use Mimeo and CLE services to manage print and distribute materials to over 141 countries. The combined company has over 640 employees.
“We’ve always been impressed with Mimeo’s technology driven culture, cloud based customer facing applications and overnight distribution capabilities,” said Jamie Wardley, former CLE Group Managing Director and now Managing Director, Mimeo Europe. “By joining forces we are able to offer customers an integrated set of capabilities that neither one of us could have offered alone.”
The CLE acquisition is part of Mimeo’s plan to expand its production capacity and to support customers in the European market.
What does the CLE Group do?
CLE Group is a leader in digital print technology, print product development and integrated marketing services. Their integrated marketing services solution enables companies to optimize marketing budgets by reducing their cost per lead. Technologies such as variable data printing and design services further improve marketing campaign performance. CLE is also highly skilled at developing proprietary printed products such as school planners and cards.