SPi Global to Dominate Educational Publishing Market with New Acquisition

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PLDT company SPi Global, via subsidiary Laserwords, acquired Tighe Publishing Services, a full-service educational development house in the K-12 educational marketplace to make inroads in the US educational publishing business.

"Tighe will allow Laserwords to become a leading supplier in the educational publishing arena," confirmed Michael O'Brien, Executive Vice President of Laserwords/SPi.

By adding a top-rate content development house, SPi Global can now focus on further building its digital service lines and continues to reinforce its leadership in the global content solutions space, SPi Global President and CEO Maulik Parekh underscored.

Significantly, "Tighe's editorial, design, and content development capabilities complements Laserwords' strength in production with conversion, digital, and technology services for educational publishers," O'Brien elaborated.

Hence, "Clients of both companies see this acquisition as a welcome development for the future of their businesses."

Before the acquisition, Laserwords had established itself with school publishers, O'Brien added clarified.

However, Laserwords needed an experienced editorial and design team to compete for major publishing projects. …