DG3 North America Inc., a leading provider of global graphic communication solutions, announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of The Ace Group Inc., a full service print and electronic marketing solutions provider in New York City.
The Ace Group has a rich forty-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, who received national media attention as they 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 email 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 7 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 DG3 to provide integrated 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. He continued to say: "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, commented: "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.