Further strengthens Avnet's HP software and Cloud solutions portfolio
announced today that it has acquired Genilogix LLC, an IT application
lifecycle management firm. Genilogix provides a range of products and
services that help channel partners and customers improve security,
quality, performance, availability, governance, and regulatory
compliance for mission-critical applications. As an HP Software Enhanced
Elite Partner, Genilogix helps enterprises with all aspects of
application lifecycle management from design to implementation to
long-term support of the HP IT Performance Suite. Genilogix also offers
a SaaS based project and portfolio management system for the Cloud. The
company generated revenue of approximately US$23 million in the 2011
"The acquisition of Genilogix further strengthens our software and
services portfolio to help drive growth for both our supplier and
reseller partners," said Jeff Bawol, president, Avnet Technology
Solutions, Americas. "Genilogix's portfolio combined with the offerings
available through our recent acquisition of Pepperweed Consulting
greatly enhances our ability to deliver a comprehensive IT solution for
our business partners, including those focused on high growth markets
such as healthcare and government."
Founded in 2001, Genilogix provides a range of products and services to
help customers recognize value within their organization for the HP IT
Performance Suite. Genilogix works closely with HP to offer innovative
products and services that mitigate risk by ensuring security, quality,
performance and availability for the enterprise. This acquisition will
be integrated into the operations of the services group of Avnet
Technology Solutions in the Americas.
"Strategic expansion of our software and services portfolio strengthens
our ability to bring IT solutions to market quickly and cost
effectively, while ensuring value is added at each point in the supply
chain," said Tony Vottima, senior vice president, Avnet Technology
Solutions, Americas' services organization. "The expertise and
relationships that the Genilogix team brings to our organization are
directly aligned with our solutions distribution focus."
This transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings and
support Avnet's long-term return on capital goal of 12.5%.
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