Volaris expands its position in communications and media verticals by acquiring Aleyant

Volaris Group (Mississauga, Ontario) has completed its 8th corporate addition in the communications and media verticals market with the acquisition of Aleyant Systems, (Wheaton, Illinois), a global web-to-print, estimation, production and prepress automation workflow software provider for graphics and commercial print providers. Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies (as an operating group of Constellation Software of Toronto) through organic measures such as new initiatives and product development, improving day-to-day business operations, or through complementary acquisitions. Founded in 2005, Aleyant’s flagship product, Pressero, powers some of the most advanced cloud-based websites, online stores, and portals for commercial printers, in-plant printers, print brokers and distributors, digital and wide-format printers, as well as specialty printers. Aleyant’s solutions are deployed in 43 countries with over 690 customer implementations across North America, Europe and Asia. Its partners include Canon Solutions of America, HP, Fujifilm and Fuji Xerox.

Greg Salzman.
Greg Salzman.

“As we looked for the best way to take Aleyant to the next level, Volaris 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 identify, and enhancing the brand image we’ve 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, for our employees and for Volaris. 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’m excited to continue Aleyant’s success story under the new ownership of Volaris.”

David Nyland.
David Nyland.

“We’re excited to bring the Aleyant family to Volaris to complement our existing portfolio of companies and accelerate Volaris’ expansion into the evolving print software sector,” said David Nyland, Portfolio Leader and President, Communications & Media Vertical at Volaris. “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, Portfolio Leader and President, Communications & Media verticals at Volaris. “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 Volaris’ business and financial expertise for continuous improvement. We believe that Volaris 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.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.