CIVIQ Smartscapes Acquires Elevate Digital

Companies are merging their 'smart cities' expertise.

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New York City-based CIVIQ Smartscapes, a builder of smart media infrastructure that’s used in digital out-of-home networks and transit system and municipal Wi-Fi installations- among other applications-announces the acquisition of Chicago-based Elevate Digital, an interactive digital software and signage company.

CIVIQ says the acquisition aligns with its strategy of designing and deploying smart city solutions to cities across the globe.

“With CIVIQ Smartscapes’ competency in smart city solutions, and Elevate Digital’s experience in government and municipal markets, we are ideally positioned to capture new opportunities,” says Brad Gleeson, chief commercial officer for CIVIQ. “I’m excited to welcome this talented team to the company.”

Elevate Digital will continue its operations in Chicago as CIVIQ Smartscapes.

“The two companies have extremely complementary technologies and resources,” says Michael D’Amelio, managing partner of JMC Capital Partners, CIVIQ’s private equity owner. “We look forward to seeing the benefits of this synergy in action.”

CIVIQ Smartscapes is part of the team deploying LinkNYC, which is still in beta mode and is described as the largest, fastest, totally free municipal Wi-Fi network in the world.

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Tony Kindelspire

Tony Kindelspire is digital content editor of Sign & Digital Graphics & WRAPS magazines.

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