Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) announced today that it has completed its
acquisition of value-added IT distributor Amosdec SAS. Founded in 1990,
Amosdec is a leader in the field of virtualization and storage
management solutions throughout France. During the 2010 calendar year,
Amosdec generated revenue of approximately US$90 million. This
acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings and
achieve Avnet's return on capital goal of 12.5% within two years.
Graeme Watt, president of Avnet Technology Solutions, Europe, Middle
East and Africa (EMEA), commented, "The acquisition of Amosdec provides
Avnet Technology Solutions' a significant platform to build upon in
France, EMEA's third largest IT market. The combination of Amosdec's
strong leadership and talented employees will allow us to expand our
scale and scope in this market and strengthen our solutions offering
with the addition of new supplier franchises to our line card."
Headquartered in Paris, Amosdec offers technical consultancy and
training, pre-sales support and installation services to its
500+value-added reseller (VAR) partners. Amosdec is recognized for its
expertise in VMware virtualization technology and for its leadership in
introducing new VMware ecosystem solutions in France. Amosdec will be
integrated into Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, an IT solutions
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generate additional cash flow, risks associated with any acquisition or
disposition activities, the successful integration of acquired
companies, any significant and unanticipated sales decline, changes in
business conditions and the economy in general, changes in market demand
and pricing pressures, any material changes in the allocation of product
or product rebates by suppliers, allocations of products by suppliers,
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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 in more than 70 countries
worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the
world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than
100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and
solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2010, Avnet generated
revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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