Avnet, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Passive Specialist Altron GmbH & Co. KG
Acquisition to Strengthen Avnet Abacus's Position in the German Passive Components Distribution Market
Founded in 1931, Altron is a specialist distributor of IP&E products from leading suppliers including Vishay, Kemet, Wima, Yageo and FCI. With 65 employees it serves over 2,500 customers across a broad range of industry sectors. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings and supports Avnet's return on capital goal of 12.5%.
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The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: the Company's ability to retain and grow market share and to 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, other competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting the businesses of Avnet generally.
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About Avnet Abacus
Avnet Abacus is a pan-European demand creation distributor, specializing
in interconnect, passive, electromechanical, power supply and battery
products. Avnet Abacus' extensive product range and exceptional line
card is supported by a team of over 50 product specialists based across
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