Paragon Group expands its UK footprint with the acquisition of St Ives plc Managed Service division SIMS

Paragon Group, the leading provider of Customer Communications, Identification and Graphics services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of SIMS, the managed services division of St Ives plc. Following this acquisition, Paragon Group revenues will exceed €700m during the next financial year.

SIMS will become part of Paragon Customer Communications’ business in the UK.

With revenue exceeding €40m, SIMS procures a broad range of products and services for blue chip clients to support complete brand engagement programmes. These services will enhance Paragon’s existing supply chain solutions, while SIMS clients will benefit from the data analytics, digital communications and customer engagement capabilities of Paragon Customer Communications.

This latest acquisition is in line with the Group’s strategy to actively integrate complementary businesses in a positive way. Recent acquisitions include DST Solutions in the UK and Docsellent in Germany, increasing Paragon Group’s annual turnover to more than €700m.

John Rogers, VP of Corporate Development at Paragon Group, said “We are delighted to have concluded this transaction, acquriring a great team, excellent clients, and bespoke technology which perfectly complement our existing business.”

Jeremy Walters, CEO at Paragon Customer Communications UK, commented: “Paragon Customer Communications is a strong, ambitious and growing company and together with the newly acquired SIMS team we continue to deliver the future of brilliant customer communications. SIMS has a strong reputation as a provider of value added services and has a unique offering with its proprietary technology DNA, and a talented pool of 30 experienced executives who we warmly welcome to Paragon.”

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