Carmel printing-services firm acquired by Michigan marketing company

Carmel-based printing services  business UN Communications Group Inc. has been acquired by Troy, Michigan-based marketing communications firm Phoenix Innovate, the companies announced Wednesday.

Terms of the deal, which closed Tuesday, were not disclosed.

UN Communications Group, founded in 1975, operates an office-production-showroom facility of more than 30,000 square feet at 1429 Chase Court, just south of West Carmel Drive. The company will keep its name and retain its leadership team and staff of 40 employees, according to Phoenix Innovate.

UN Communications provides commercial, digital and wide-format print services and mailing services. It products include brochures, catalogs, annual reports, banners, vehicle wraps and signage.

“Like so many businesses today, talent and resources are paramount to serving our clients,” said Jeff Purvis, chief operating officer of UN Communications, in written comments. “Becoming part of the Phoenix Innovate family of companies exponentially increases what our team can accomplish and how we can increase our clients’ marketing (return on investment).”

Phoenix Innovate, founded in 1987, has 150 employees. The company offers strategic marketing, application development and data analytics for clients in the health care, not-for-profit, education and manufacturing industries.

“Phoenix Innovate’s continued expansion into the Indianapolis area has been a key aspect of our growth strategy and we have found a valuable partner in UN Communications Group,” ,” said Kirk Vercnocke, CEO of Phoenix Innovate, in written remarks. “We are excited to couple the strengths of both organizations to create data-driven, tailored marketing solutions for our current and future clients.”

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