Arbor Networks and Exclusive Networks are preparing to part company in the EMEA market. The pair began working together in the region in February 2012, but Exclusive has confirmed this is no longer the case from the end of next month. Arbor and Exclusive will continue their partnership in Australia and New Zealand, where they have worked together since last year when the latter snapped up local distie WhiteGold, which was an Arbor partner. Barrie Desmond, Exclusive's chief operating officer, said: "At the end of the day, it was mutually agreeable between the both of us." (source: ChannelWeb United Kingdom).
United Kingdom: network and security VAD Exclusive Networks has hired Hadas Hughes from Aerohive Networks as its new marcomm and programme marketing manager. She will supervise all marketing operations for the group, with the local marketing teams in its 30 offices worldwide.
New ownership at Exclusive Networks
France: in LBO since 5 years with Omnes Capital, EdRIP and Socadif, the majority of the shares of network and security VAD Exclusive Networks have been acquired by Belgian investment firm Cobepa for €350m. The deal ought to help the distributor further invest to grow its business in the whole world and reach more easily its €1b target by 2017.
France-based, pan-European network and security VAD Exclusive Networks has unveiled its 2014 revenue, up €300m to €627m largely thanks to its latest acquisitions, Bilişimcim in Turkey, WhiteGold in Australia and New Zealand and Sidin in Italy, which account for almost two thirds of its year-to-year growth. For 2015, the distributor plans to open Big Tec storage and datacenter offices in Italy and Spain and to acquire leasing providers in Germany and the United Kingdom, like the acquisition of Fibail Systems in France a few weeks ago. All these providers will be regrouped under the Exclusive Capital brand.
Network and security VAD Exclusive Networks has acquired global managed IT services provider ITEC Intelligent Services PLC for an undisclosed amount. As well as complementing the value-adding expertise of the Group's Passport 24/7 professional services, the acquisition adds new, comprehensive global project delivery, installation and onsite support capabilities on every continent. It also extends Exclusive's in-country presence into the United States and mainland Asia for the first time, thanks to ITEC offices in Malaysia, Singapore and the United States. "This acquisition underlines our status and ambition as a global company, with the ability to provide high quality, continuous technical and project support for global deals with major vendors, resellers partners and their customers," said Olivier Breittmayer, CEO of Exclusive Networks Group. "The ITEC business is highly regarded by major IT brands and blue-chip clients, and its in-house team of more than 50 professionals brings new skills as well as a strong 'can-do' culture that mirrors the Exclusive Networks spirit. This is a big boost for our diverse value-added services proposition, and to our continuing geographic expansion into new territories. It means even richer services for all our partners to benefit from, and the ability to manage more global deals end-to-end from project deployment and delivery to 24/7 support and on-site break/fix." With headquarters and a 24/7 technical support centre situated in the UK, ITEC's universal time zone coverage is aided by its extra sites in Florida, Singapore and Malaysia, while a network of onsite break/fix support providers enables presence in over 90 countries worldwide. Focusing principally on networking, security and datacentre technologies, ITEC customers currently include major IT distributors, service providers like BT, Vodafone and AT&T, and global IT vendors including Microsoft, Cisco, HP and Avaya.
Exclusive Networks Italia Srl
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