Blue Star acquires Dominion

Blue Star Group has acquired Dominion Print Group, with owners Kelvin Gage and Kevin Maybury moving with the company into the Blue Star Print business.

Dominion is a provider of creative services, digital print, offset print and warehousing and logistics services that currently operates out of two sites in Silverwater, Sydney. It brings 200-300 new customers to Blue Star.

According to Blue Star the Dominion business has built a strong reputation supporting some of Australia’s leading brands through providing a wide range of services built upon a framework of highly automated customer tools.

Blue Star says, “The combined business capabilities of Blue Star Print and Dominion will build further on the market leading service and technology offer that is unmatched in the Sydney market.

“This acquisition further consolidates IVE’s position as Australia’s leading vertically integrated marketing communications company.”

[Related: IVE acquires SEMA for $14.5m]

Matt Aitken COO, IVE Group says, “Dominion is highly regarded within the industry, with a strong reputation for quality, innovation and service. The coming together of our collective experience, passion and capabilities positions us well in the market to ensure customers continue to benefit from a wide range of services.

“We look forward to welcoming Kelvin, Kevin and the Dominion team into our business, and are excited about the enhanced value proposition Blue Star can provide Dominion clients.”

Kelvin Gage, managing director, Dominion says, “The synergies between our businesses are compelling. Both have a customer first culture, several decades of proven history and a pedigree of high performance, service, innovation and quality. I look forward to continuing to build on our successes as we combine and strengthen our offer to the market.”

This has been the second acquisition IVE has made in the past three months, in September it bought personalised communications company SEMA for $14.5m, and integrated it into Blue Star Direct.

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