LONGUEUIL, QC, Sept. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Mediagrif Interactive Technologies
Inc. (TSX: MDF), a world-leading developer of e-business networks and provider
of complete e-business solutions, announced today that it has completed the
previously announced acquisition of epipeline, inc., a leading online source
of research for government contractors. Terms of the transaction were not
"We are pleased to have concluded this acquisition, which represents our
fifth in the e-publishing sector within the last 3 years. epipeline is
directly in line with the growth strategy of our e-publishing division as it
will enable us to further leverage the synergies of all our division
networks," stated Denis Gadbois, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies. "epipeline is also recognized for
providing the most advanced research services in the industry, which will be a
solid asset for our division as it will enable us to offer increased value and
continue to consolidate our leading position as the provider of complete and
efficient source of government business opportunities in North America."
"Joining Mediagrif will provide epipeline with the reach to expand our
market penetration" said Tim Walsh, epipeline's President and Chief Executive
Officer. "epipeline's product line is a natural complement to Mediagrif's
experience and broad range of services in the government contracting industry.
Our combined services will provide our clients with a comprehensive business
development capability to identify government opportunities."
epipeline (www.epipeline.com) provides a wide range of solutions and
research services to identify, qualify and track potential government contract
opportunities, and acts as an information conduit between contract companies
and the government. Applications and solutions are accessed over the Internet
and are available on a paid subscription basis. Founded in November 1999,
epipeline's in-depth market research and analysis allows business development
professionals and researchers to effectively identify, track, gain competitive
analysis and bid on new and re-compete government contracts. epipeline serves
clients that target the federal government contracts in Information
Technology, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence,
Environmental, Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Operations, Facilities
Management, Maintenance Security and all State/Local government contracts.
About Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX: MDF) is a world-leading
operator of e-business networks and provider of complete e-business solutions.
Mediagrif's e-business networks allow buyers and sellers within specific
industries to source, purchase or sell products and to exchange documents more
efficiently using the Internet. Mediagrif operates 15 networks, including
industry leaders The Broker Forum (www.brokerforum.com) Power Source On-Line
(www.powersourceonline.com), Telecom Finders (www.telecomfinders.com), Global
Wine & Spirits (www.globalwinespirits.com) and Polygon (www.polygon.net). The
company also owns MERX (www.merx.com), the exclusive provider of e-publishing
services to the Government of Canada, and is a leading provider of government
bid aggregation services and e-procurement services in the U.S. Headquartered
in Longueuil, Mediagrif has other offices in Canada, the U.S, China, India and
Dubai. For more information, please visit us at www.mediagrif.com or call
1 877 677-9088.
For further information:
For further information: Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.: Kathy
Roberge, Director, Communications, (450) 677-8797 ext. 3014,