Strengthens Leadership Position in Components Distribution as well
as Embedded Computing and Display Solutions
Inc. (NYSE: AVT)
announced today that it has acquired the remaining interest in MSC
Investoren GmbH ("MSC Group"). This completes a two part transaction in
which the majority interest was acquired on October 1, 2013. MSC is a
recognized value-add distributor focused on electronic component
distribution, embedded computing technology, and display solutions as
well as design and manufacturing.
Patrick Zammit, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, said,
"The completion of the MSC acquisition allows us to begin realizing the
full benefits of one of the best recognized distributors in the European
market. Over the last few weeks we have been able to lay out the future
strategy of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA including MSC and have
received positive feedback from customers and manufacturing partners.
Our plans to create a focused ‘embedded and display solutions' business
unit in EMEA will allow us to serve the technology value chain deeper
and wider and accelerate profitable growth in the region."
Founded in 1979, MSC Group has developed into a consultative partner for
customers in the automotive, industrial automation, telecom, information
systems and medical device markets. MSC Group's competence in system
design, system integration and board-level assembly allows it to address
customers' specific needs in leading-edge vertical markets. In calendar
year 2012, MSC generated revenue in excess of US$450 million, with
embedded computer technology (including display solutions) accounting
for almost 50 percent of its sales.
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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT),
a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic
components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers
globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the
world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by
providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the
fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5
billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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