MBE Worldwide acquires AlphaGraphics Inc.

MBE Worldwide, one of the largest third-party logistics, printing and communications service retail networks in the world with 2,300 locations globally, acquired AlphaGraphics, Inc. (“AlphaGraphics”), a leading design, printing, marketing and communications retail system.

Following this acquisition, MBE Worldwide’s global network now encompasses more than 2.600 global business service centers - ca. 500 in the U.S. and 2.100 internationally in 40 countries - with expected to achieve System-wide Sales of ca. 800 million euro in 2017. Both MBE Worldwide and AlphaGraphics currently operate in the business services industry through a retail-based network owned and operated by individual entrepreneurs.

MBE specializes in third-party logistics, focusing on shipping, micro and related retail logistics services. AlphaGraphics concentrates on offering premium graphic design, printing, marketing and communications services. Both companies serve primarily businesses (small-and medium-sized enterprises) as well as private consumers.

Thanks to this 61.5 million dollar investment (excluding possible post-closing adjustment), and also considering recent US-based PostNet acquisition in April 2017, MBE ensured an even stronger presence in the U.S. market and an expanded global services offering.

“AlphaGraphics is an excellent strategic fit for MBE because of its entrepreneur-driven, people-centric, customer-first business model, which complements our MBE business and culture. Furthermore, AlphaGraphics has earned a reputation for technological and service excellence in the highly competitive print, marketing and communications industry in the U.S.” said Paolo Fiorelli, Chairman & CEO MBE. “We are excited to welcome AlphaGraphics to the MBE family and to work together to provide high-value solutions to our small business and consumer customers across the globe.”

“This is an exciting development for the AlphaGraphics network system,” said Gay Burke, AlphaGraphics Executive Chair. “Combining forces with MBE Worldwide creates unique opportunities to synergize with colleagues similarly steeped in managing a highly professional network of entrepreneurs.”

Mail Boxes Etc., PostNet and AlphaGraphics territories and centers are operated by independent Master Licensees and/or Franchisees, who operate under a franchise agreement under the brand name of Mail Boxes Etc./MBE, PostNet or AlphaGraphics. Through the franchise network, Mail Boxes Etc., PostNet and AlphaGraphics provide support services - mainly shipping, logistics, printing, marketing and communication services - for businesses and individuals. Mail Boxes Etc., MBE, PostNet and AlphaGraphics are registered trademarks used with permission of MBE Worldwide S.p.A. and its subsidiaries (All rights reserved. MBE Worldwide purchased the MBE trademark and system from United Parcel Service of America in 2009 for all areas of the world except the United States of America and Canada, which continue to be owned by UPS). The services off ered by the individual Mail Boxes Etc., PostNet and AlphaGraphics centers can vary depending upon the location.

MBE Worldwide S.P.A. Registered Office: Viale Lunigiana 35/37 - 20125 Milano (IT) - Share Capital € 200.000,00 R.E.A. Milan No. 1818225 - Milan Register of Companies - Fiscal Code/VAT Num. 05393070965 Tel. +39 02 67625777 - Fax +39 02 67625778
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