Ingram Micro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of Computacenter Distribution (CCD).
The deal, for an undisclosed sum is expected to be completed in early November.
As CRN first mentioned in September rumours of a sale of CCD to a major broadline player had been circling the channel - but this was scotched by Mike Norris at the time.
Greg Spierkel, chief executive of Ingram, said the acquisition will improve the company's enterprise stratgegy and 'augment' its capabilities in infrastructure solutions and datacentre development.
Spierkel said: "We have been building an infrastructure solutions practice for two years and in multiple countries, primarily through a Greenfield approach. This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to developing this capability in Europe. CCD is the leading distributor of mid-tier enterprise products in the important UK market, with a respected 22-year history and long-standing relationships with its customers.
"Through this acquisition, we have a platform for expansion into new vendor lines and customer segments, along with a thriving services business. This is an exciting step in the further development of our company, providing an opportunity to share new capabilities with our operations in EMEA," he said.
CCD’s approximately 40 employees will join the UK operations of Ingram Micro. Jon Bunyard, CCD's general manager will report to Matt Sanderson, managing director of Ingram Micro UK.
Bunyard said: “We’re looking forward to joining the Ingram Micro team. Ingram Micro’s significant financial strength and market reach provide us with expansion opportunities that were previously unattainable. I’m confident that our customers and vendors will soon benefit from an expanded portfolio of products and services from the combined company.”
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