M&A Roundup: MSGL Creates E-Commerce Division; Walsworth Buys IPC
Vendors expand services through recent acquisitions.
Media Services Group Creates E-Commerce Group with Veridean
Media Services Group (MSGL), a developer of integrated publishing and event management software, has acquired the publishing assets of Veridean Technology Solutions, an Internet strategies and solutions provider. MSGL and Veridean have worked together in the past to produce integrated Web modules for the Elan publishing system.
Veridean will now be part of a new e-commerce division for MSGL. Several turnkey models are available for Elan customers, including a content management system, online storefront, shopping cart, digital product manager and digital delivery system. Veridean also offers Web site design, SEO, targeted online advertising and the repurposing of editorial content for online use.
Walsworth Publishing Buys IPC Print Services
The deal bolsters Walsworth’s commercial market capabilities, including mailing and fulfillment platforms. Walsworth customers will have access to a wide range of sheet fed, Web, binding, fulfillment and distribution options.
Walsworth says it will now be able to complete all aspects of a print job under one roof, reduce cycle time for print production, and provide customers with cost savings. "With the addition of IPC to the Walsworth family, our new and established customers will find a partner dedicated to expanding its abilities," says Walsworth president Don Walsworth in a statement. "We are bringing together two organizations that share the same values and commitment to meet the needs of our customers today and into the future."