Another acquisition for Ingram Micro
Turkey: American broadliner Ingram Micro has acquired a majority interest in network and security VAD Armada, one of the main local distributors. Ingram Micro plans to make a mandatory tender offer for the remaining shares in accordance with Turkish capital markets regulations. "The addition of Armada is well aligned with our strategic initiatives to grow Ingram Micro's value business in attractive markets," said Ali Baghdadi, Ingram Micro senior vice president and president, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Technology Solutions. "Armada enhances our access and reach into Turkey's fast growing technology industry while increasing the overall scale and breadth of value-added solutions Ingram Micro brings to our global partners.". The acquisition of Armada will help Ingram Micro strengthen its marketshare in the country, where it owns local broadliner Aptec, following its acquisition of the Dubai-based distributor.
Ingram Micro invests in repair and refurbishment
France: broadliner Ingram Micro has unveiled plans to acquire ANOVO, a specialist in after-sales support and supply chain management services. ANOVO is present in eleven countries, including Belgium, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Peru, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Upon completion, this acquisition will further expand Ingram Micro's position as a major global provider of device lifecycle services, while also further strengthening the company's relationship with many of the world's largest telecom operators and OEMs. Upon completion of the acquisition, which is expected in early 2015, ANOVO is anticipated to contribute in excess of €225m in annual revenue and be modestly accretive to Ingram Micro's non-GAAP diluted earnings per share. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including consultation of the ANOVO works council and approval of the EU competition authorities. Both companies continue to operate as separate entities. Further details were not disclosed. Francois Lacombe, CEO of ANOVO, will continue to lead the company and report directly to Shailendra Gupta, president at Ingram Micro Mobility.
Awingu goes Europe-wide with Ingram Micro
Belgian cloud startup Awingu has inked a pan-European deal with the value division of broadliner Ingram Micro. The distributor, through its teams in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, will push its Smart Global Office, a workspace aggregator that gives users secure access to corporate IT resources such as company applications and data. Leveraging the latest web technologies, Smart Global Office provides a new way of delivering IT services: users can work and collaborate using any device with an HTML5 capable browser independent of whether they are in the office, on the road or work from home. IT administrators don't need to install any client SW or company applications on end-user devices. IT resources remain centrally managed and secure at all times.
Ingram Micro expands professional services offerings through Rollouts acquisition
American broadliner Ingram Micro has acquired Rollouts, an IT services company specializing in providing on-demand field technicians and rapidly-deployable workforces to businesses and IT solution providers throughout the United States and Canada. Rollouts' national technicians network, experienced project management team and extensive online project tracking tool are expected to immediately enhance the high-value portfolio of professional services now available to Ingram Micro channel partners. As an integral part of Ingram Micro Professional Services, Rollouts will build upon its specialization within key vertical markets including retail, healthcare, finance, education and the public sector, to empower Ingram Micro channel partners with the technical expertise and field-deployable resources needed to realize the promise of technology. Rollouts' current CEO Mark Webster will lead the services practice as director, North America Deployment Services, reporting to Greg Richey, director, Professional Services for Ingram Micro.
Ingram Micro gets global cloud force in place
Broadliner Ingram Micro has amassed a 300-strong force of dedicated cloud experts to execute its global cloud plans and is expanding the team further to cope with demand. Earlier this year the distribution giant unveiled its Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace plans at its Global Cloud Summit in Florida, which it claimed would offer a complete ecosystem of buyers, sellers and solutions to enable simple and rapid cloud adoption. Resellers would also have access to a number of "white glove" services including technical sales engineering, migration, remote infrastructure management and service desk. Initially rolled out in the US earlier this month, the initiative is set to be unveiled in Canada next month, Mexico in August and Europe for Q4.