More acquisitions planned for ALSO
Presenting its 2013 results, broadliner ALSO has unveiled plans for more acquisitions in the coming months. These acquisitions can be made in any country where it does not belong to the local Top 3, and would target any similar distributor. In countries where ALSO is in the Top 3 (Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Switzerland, as it is more in the Top 5 in the Netherlands and Sweden), the acquisitions would target distributors which would allow it to strengthen its positions in the VAD business. Eyes wide open needed…
ALSO cancels negociations with Saphin
German broadliner ALSO, which had opened negociation to acquires the shares of Dutch investment company Saphin Group in supply specialist Alpha International and MPS reseller and distributor OSN, has announced that its has stopped any discussion with the Dutch company. No further reasons were given.
Atomblock becomes ALSO Digital
Netherlands: following the authorization of the Dutch antitrust board, German broadliner ALSO has acquired 51% of the shares of Micromedia-owned ESD specialist Atomblock, which in the process and as planned becomes ALSO Digital. Rowdy ten Hove, interviewed on Distree, explained us that "retail specialist Micromedia will supervise the business of ALSO Digital in the Benelux, while ALSO will focus remaining Europe", focusing more especially on the countries where ALSO is already present (Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland).
More ALSO for Asustek
Scandinavia: already working together in Denmark and Finland, Asustek has decided to allow the Swedish and Norwegian offices of broadliner ALSO to distribute its notebooks and tablets.
More IBM for ALSO
Norway: while having severed their links in Denmark, IBM has decided to strengthen its partnership with broadliner ALSO, which is now authorized to distribute its storage portfolio throughout its reseller network.