Aleyant Joins Lumine Group
Lumine Group (“Lumine”) today announced that it has completed its eighth acquisition in the Communications and Media vertical with the acquisition of Aleyant Systems, LLC (“Aleyant”), a global web-to-print, estimation and production, and prepress automation workflow software provider to graphics and commercial print professionals.
Founded in 2005, Aleyant’s flagship product, Pressero, powers some of the most advanced, cloud-based websites, stores and portals for commercial printers, in-plants, print brokers and distributors, digital and wide format printers, and specialty printers.
“As we looked for the best way to take Aleyant to the next level, Lumine stood out as the type of purchaser we were seeking,” said Greg Salzman, Aleyant’s Founder and President. “We liked their practice of ‘buy and hold forever,’ as well as their dedication to letting acquired companies run as autonomously as possible, maintaining our corporate identity, and enhancing the brand image we have worked so hard to build in the market. Their backing provides us with resources and financial stability to accelerate our growth while protecting the investments our customers have made in us. This is a win/win/win situation, for our customers, our employees, and for Lumine. Their investment is also a validation of the market opportunities the graphics and commercial print industry has ahead of it, as well as of the strategy Aleyant has been developing over the last decade and more. I am excited to continue Aleyant’s success story under the new ownership of Lumine.”
Aleyant’s solutions are deployed in 43 countries with over 690 customer implementations across North America, Europe and Asia. Aleyant’s partners include Canon Solutions of America, HP, Fujifilm, and Fuji Xerox.
“We are excited to bring the Aleyant family to Lumine to complement our existing portfolio companies and accelerate Lumine’s expansion into the evolving print software sector. The acquisition of Aleyant enables us to capture the full market opportunity of future high growth market trends, including graphics and commercial printers expanding into garment and industrial printing” said David Nyland, President, Lumine Group. “We like the great companies we acquire to stay the great companies they are, keeping in place the processes that have made them successful, while leveraging Lumine’s business and financial expertise for continuous improvement. We believe that Lumine has the unique capability and capacity to invest in accelerating the growth of Aleyant, evolve its product line, and expand its sales, services and support capabilities worldwide, making it an even better and stronger business for the benefit of its customers, employees and the industry as a whole.”
Aleyant is headquartered in Wheaton, IL, USA, with a regional presence in Valencia, Spain. The company continues to be led by Greg Salzman and the existing management team, with oversight from Lumine.
(Note: At the time of the acquisition, Lumine Group was known as Volaris Group Communications & Media. Changes have been made in this press release to replace “Volaris Group Communications & Media” with “Lumine Group”.)