Exertis to acquire Hammer
Irish distribution group DCC Technology, which trades as Exertis, has announced its intention to acquire storage VAD Hammer, subject to approval from the European Commission. Hammer has offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom, employing 165 personnel. It generated sales of €180.6m for the twelve months ended 31 January 2016 and distributes products from a leading range of vendors including Dell, Intel, Netapp, Seagate and Western Digital, to almost 1,000 value added resellers, cloud service providers and systems integrators. The acquisition, which is based on an initial enterprise value of €46.3 million will strengthen Exertis' enterprise portfolio and enhance its capability in the mid- and higher range server and storage market. Customers of Hammer will benefit from exposure to a wider range of products distributed through Exertis including networking, security and unified communications. Following regulatory approvals, expected to be completed by the end of 2016, Hammer will continue to operate as a standalone business with both entities capitalising on the benefits of the acquisition, to ensure that Hammer's specialism is not diluted.
Niall Ennis, DCC Technology managing director, said: "Hammer has enjoyed considerable success in providing value-added services and bespoke solutions in a number of vertical markets for their customers and has a well-earned reputation as a storage specialist. The acquisition has significant benefits for both companies increasing Exertis' expertise and solutions in the storage market, complementary to our existing server and enterprise business, and providing Hammer customers and vendors with a platform for growth within a diverse and financially strong technology distribution company. In addition, this deepens Exertis' presence across several European countries."
James Ward, Hammer managing director, said: "We see great synergy and opportunities for our customers, vendors and employees in joining Exertis. By leveraging the complementary strengths of both companies we can only add value to what is an exciting proposition for all our stakeholders. We look forward to working with Exertis management teams and building on the success of both companies."
Broadliner Exertis has announced its intention to further expand the online and instore, leading edge, digital delivery infrastructure solutions to retailers through its Ztorm subsidiary. Exertis Ztorm has been at the forefront of digital distribution for a decade and boasts an enviable catalogue of titles from the world's premier publishers and software houses. Its innovative solutions enable retailers to take the step from physical to digital without the costs, hassle and logistics involved with traditional POSA cards.
Exertis Ztorm managing director Annica Lejdeborn said "our focus is to help etailers and retailers deploy a cost-effective and reliable method for digital delivery. We have tested solutions for all store types ranging from small independents to large retailers or etailers. Each solution can adapt and grow according to the needs of the client. Exertis Ztorm's print instore, dynamic, no-risk alternative to POSA cards provides great advantages to retailers who can also take advantage of the promotional and marketing support provided by the Exertis retail teams."
As shipments of boxed games and software decline and demand for online downloads grows, then reliable, secure and scalable digital distribution is essential for both publishers and retailers in a market currently worth over €21.6bn. Exertis Ztorm has relationships with all the leading publishers and a growing catalogue of titles from companies that include Adobe, EA, McAfee, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sega, Sony, Symantec and Ubisoft.
A new name for CUC and Fröhlich & Walter
Following its acquisition by Irish group Exertis, cabling and networking specialist CUC and its German subsidiary Fröhlich & Walter have changed their named into CUC Exertis Connect and Fröhlich & Walter Exertis Connect. This first step ought to be followed later into the unification of the name as Exertis Connect, which will become the cabling and connectivity entity of the group in Europe.
Zycko and Exertis lose their bosses
France: in just a few days, both network and storage VAD Zycko and retail specialist Exertis France have lost their heads, respectively Patrick Heintzmann and Claude Dupont. Both were the respective founders of the companies they managed. In Claude's case, the departure is seemingly not his decision, while it is still unclear for Patrick. The interim management of Exertis France has been taken over by Patrick Arzilliers, while no new name has emerged regarding the management of Zycko France.
Exertis launches cable and connector range
IT distribution group Exertis has launched its Connect catalogue a comprehensive white-label range of cables and connectors for networking, landlines, IT systems and audio visual solutions. Mark Reynolds, Exertis IT commercial director, said "the Connect catalogue presents great attach and volume sales opportunities with significant margins for resellers. In many cases, this completes the solution for the reseller and enables them to buy from one distributor saving both time and freight costs. With more than 3,000 connectors and cables, the range includes mini DisplayPort, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, USB, reversible USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, eSATA and Lightening, Network cables and connectors. Exertis has produced a cable and connector catalogue, with details on the range including handy tips on choosing the right cable, connector, cord or adaptor including definitions, usage and wiring diagrams as well as practical advice. Our customers already buy infrastructure, IT, audio and visual products from Exertis. This is a natural extension to our business and we have tried to make it as easy as possible for our resellers to profit from this opportunity." This new offer is based on Exertis CUC expertise, Exertis CUC being a French specialist distributor which Exertis acquired in November 2015. The Connect catalogue is now available from Exertis in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Exertis CapTech AB
Exertis CapTech AB
General manager :
Mr Daniel Johnsson
Creation year : 1989