Geoff Selig
Executive Chairman

IVE is a vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels. IVE delivers these products and services through its proprietary brands Blue Star, IVEO and Kalido.

IVE’s offering is unparalleled in Australia with leading positions across multiple product and service sectors including: No. 1 in direct marketing mail, Top 2 in niche web offset printing, No. 1 in commercial and digital printing, No. 2 in retail display, Top 3 in managed solutions, Top 3 in promotional merchandising.

IVE was formed when Wolseley backed CaxtonWeb and its Bankable CEO©s Geoff Selig and Paul Selig to acquire the Australian operations of the Blue Star Group.

Blue Star was acquired on attractive terms, and there was a significant opportunity to achieve timely, low risk integration benefits together with growth through increased volumes and greater market share. The transaction was structured with no acquisition debt, which allowed the company to invest for growth via further acquisition and productivity capex. Since then, IVE has acquired a further 8 companies and diversified its service offering into retail display, promotional merchandising and creative services. From the original Wolseley investment IVE’s EBITDA has grown more than 3x.

Wolseley Private Equity is represented on the Board of IVE by James Todd (Director).