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Diversified Acquires AV Solutions Provider Digitavia

Diversified President & COO Kevin Collins
Diversified President & COO Kevin Collins

Diversified of New Jersey has acquired Digitavia -- a United Kingdom-based provider of standardized AV (audio visual) solutions and support services, the two companies have confirmed. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Diversified, founded in 1993, has evolved from its origination as a full-service systems and media technology integration company. Through R&D and M&A, the company has expanded to offer technology solutions that address digital media, collaborative, broadcasting, electronic security, and OTT solutions. Acquiring Digitavia helps to further those efforts, particularly in Europe, the companies assert.

In a prepared statement, Diversified Founder and CEO Fred D’Alessandro said: “In today’s global economy, overseas expansion is a necessary step in continuing our strategic plan and success. Having successfully partnered with the Digitavia team on multiple projects in the past, the decision to combine our companies and bring them into the Diversified family was a natural fit.”

Global Meeting Room Expertise

Digitavia’s specialized service for global meeting room deployment is unique and a key reason for the acquisition, added Diversified President and COO Kevin Collins. Moreover, Digitavia's standardized collaboration spaces enhance Diversified’s existing solution set, the companies say. Their mutual goal: Taking standardized meeting rooms to the next level.

Digitavia Co-founder Darren Pitt

Diversified now has office hubs in:

  • Asia Pacific (APAC) via a South Korea location;
  • Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) via the UK location; and
  • North America via more than 30 locations.

The company needs that reach to address "multiple international projects," some if which emerged after Diversified acquired MCW in late 2017, the firm says.

It sounds like Digitavia c0-founders Daryl Clarke and Darren Pitt, and the company's entire team will stay on as part of the deal.

Digitavia was ranked at No. 31 in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 for 2016, which recognized Britain's fastest growing private technology companies at the time.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.