U.S. Business Holdings, Inc., the parent company of AlphaGraphics (PPAI 712852), a Lakewood, Colorado-headquartered design, printing, marketing and communications franchisor and division of global third-party logistics, printing and communications services network MBE Worldwide, has acquired Australia-based Print Speak. Both Print Speak and AlphaGraphics will continue to trade under their own brands.

Print Speak provides business intelligence, customer management and marketing automation services and supplies a range of complementary and extended software services to AlphaGraphics. AlphaGraphics says bringing Print Speak onboard adds expertise in software for the print and marketing space, and provides the company with additional growth opportunities in the U.S. and international markets.

"Print Speak provides an exciting expansion for AlphaGraphics and MBE Worldwide around better CRM with marketing automation," says Ryan Farris, president and COO of AlphaGraphics. "The additional capabilities strengthen and extend the services offered by both AlphaGraphics and MBE to enhance our complete, customer-centric sales and marketing approach."

Richard Baker, Print Speak general manager, adds, "The acquisition of Print Speak provides a crucial expansion opportunity and extended services for AlphaGraphics, Print Speak and our clients. With the stability and ultimate backing of one of the world's leading franchisors, MBE, Print Speak customers will benefit from improved products, services and innovation."