Spar Point Research LLC (www.sparllc.com) announced today that it has been acquired by Diversified Business Communications, a U.S.-based trade show, publishing and eMedia company headquartered in Portland, Maine. Tom Greaves, founder of Spar Point Research, joins the Diversified management team as managing director of t he Spar Point Gr oup. “W e are excit ed about t he future growth opportunities for Spar Point Group as part of Diversif ied, ” Gr eaves said. “ Diversif ied is a leading m edia and tr ade show org anization wit h g lobal reach and a proven r ecor d of st r engthening t he indust r ies it serves. Diversif ied’s r esources wil l allow our team to expand our geographic reach more quickly and better serve the needs of users and suppliers of 3D imaging t echnolog ies world wide. ”
“ Diversif ied is act ively lo ok ing f or opport unit ies t o part ner and acq uire emerg ing industr y f r anchises, ” said Nancy Hasselback , president and CEO of Diversified Com m unicat ions. “W e see a tr emendous opport unit y f or g rowt h in 3D im ag ing t echnolog y. ” “ T he Spar Point Gr oup pr oducts are a great addit ion t o our portf olio,” said Mike Lodato, group vice president, who wi ll be r esponsible f or t he cor por at e leader ship of t he Spar Point G r oup portf olio. “ I look f orward t o work ing wit h T om and t he r est of t he t eam t o expand t his f r anchise and leverag e his exper t ise.” Spar Point Research LLC, a Massachusetts-based company, has organized SPAR conferences in the United States and Japan since 2003. SPAR 2010 will be held Feb. 8-10, 2010 in Houston, Texas, USA. SPAR 2010J will be held April 15-16, 2010 in Kawasaki, Japan. The company also publishes SparView, an electronic newsletter serving more than 12,000 readers from engineering, construction, manufacturing, law enforcement and security planning organizations worldwide.
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade exhibitions, magazine publishing and eMedia products on four continents. Diversified serves a number of industries including seafood, food service, natural and organic products, commercial marine, integrative health care, oil and gas, and business management. Diversified operates divisions in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India and the UK. For more information, visit www.divbusiness.com.