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.
Another distributor for IBM Softlayer
France: the Advanced Solutions division of broadliner Ingram Micro has been chosen by IBM as an additional distributor for its Softlayer IaaS offer.
Ingram Micro on the phone with IP Directions
France: the Value division of broadliner Ingram Micro has added the Lync-based voice service Voice365 from IP Directions to its cloud offer.
Plenty of news for Ingram Micro
France: broadliner Ingram Micro has quietly unveiled on the 2014 edition of its Showcase event several new distribution partnership. Watchful visitors could discover digital signage solutions from TV Tools as well as video-wall LED screens from DynaScan and Dynamic PLV in its Display BU, Sedea alarm systems in its security BU, Duracell batteries and flash storage systems and Awox LED bulbs in its accessory portfolio, SHD cloud services in its Advanced Solutions value division and Thomson notebooks and tablets as well as Yotaphone dual-screen smartphones from Yota Devices in its Ingram Micro Mobility division.