The channel was put on alert last week when US integrator Ikon came over to the UK to view possible acquisition targets.
Ikon?s takeover plans come as the systems integrator reaffirmed its position with Computacenter. According to Ikon vice president Tim Hudson, it decided against buying Computacenter because it did not fit.
Hudson said Ikon did not reach the legal stage of issuing a letter of intent and conducting due diligence with Computacenter. ?We looked at its profile and filtered it out as it did not fit our footprint,? he said.
Computacenter CEO Mike Norris claimed he had never talked to Ikon.
Ikon will be in the UK until 18 June, examining 16 possible targets to add to its first buy, Redbox. It plans to spend an undisclosed amount on European firms within 90 days, looking at those with turnovers from $15 million to $50 million.
Mike Anderer, Ikon systems integration VP, admitted it had taken other UK resellers to the due diligence stage and was not impressed with their figures.
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