Brightstar to acquire 20:20
Less than one year after having sold to Tech Data its shares in Brightstar Europe, the American telephony specialist is close to come back in Europe, through the acquisition of the British giant 20:20 Mobile. The seller would be the private equity firm Doughty Hanson, which is the biggest shareholder in 20:20 after the acquisition back in 2006 of the shares of John Caudwell. 20:20 is currently present in Denmark, Dubai, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom: most countries where Brightstar will be in competition with its former subsidiary.
CEVA and 20:20 Mobile announce strategic partnership in Europe
CEVA Logistics, a supply chain management company, and mobile telephony specialist 20:20 Mobile Group has announced a strategic business partnership. The partnership across Europe (through 20:20 offices in Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom) will allow both parties to broaden their service portfolio with a true end-to-end offering for telecoms companies. Through the combination of CEVA's logistics expertise in this sector and 20:20 Mobile's value added services and ability to manage product title and risk, the partnership will provide Mobile (Virtual) Network Operators with solutions that enhance the effectiveness of their supply chains. This alliance means telecoms companies can reduce the working capital demands of carrying handset inventory, while retaining control of range planning and purchasing, and can achieve improved levels of customer service through better product availability and more efficient forward logistics and returns processes. CEVA and 20:20 Mobile will jointly provide a range of services including mobile device and accessory inventory management, retail store replenishment, order fulfillment, online sales solutions, recycling programs and product returns management.
A new Danish head for 20:20 Mobile
Denmark : after two years under a Swedish direction, mobile phone specialist 20:20 Mobile has hired Jan Risbjerg as managing director. Jan was previously working for Milcom, until its bankruptcy last year.
Huawei expands its partnership with 20:20
Telephoy specialist 20:20, which has recently closed its French office, has expanded its partnership with Huawei, already active since some months in the Benelux and Germany, to its offices in Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
Doro and 20:20 Mobile sign international distribution deal
Swedish phone vendor Doro has extended its cooperation with telephony specialist 20:20 Mobile, by signing a new, extended international distribution deal. 20:20 Mobile will be distributing Doro's range of easy-to-use mobile phones into the UK, Turkey as well as Italy and expanding eastern European markets (where it does not own local sales office, as far as ITdistri is aware of) to the already active countries: Denmark, France, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UAE.