Further expands wireless, optical, communications, industrial and
digital home application product lines and strengthens presence in China
and Hong Kong
announced today that it has agreed to acquire the shares of RTI
Holdings Ltd., a value-added distributor of wireless, optical,
telecom, data communications, and industrial components in Hong Kong and
the People's Republic of China (PRC). In addition, Avnet will also
acquire the shares of three related entities, RTI Technology China
Limited, Eastele Technology China Limited, and DSP Solutions Limited.
This transaction has received all necessary regulatory approvals and is
expected to close in the next 30 days.
"This acquisition is important to Avnet Electronics Marketing as the
combination of RTI's focused technical expertise and Avnet's scale and
scope further strengthen our competitive edge as we continue to grow in
Asia," said Harley Feldberg, president Avnet Electronics Marketing.
"This transaction also complements our existing offerings of product
lines and allows us to expand our value proposition to our customers.
With the addition of talented employees from RTI, I am sure we will be
able to tap deeper into additional markets yet to be explored."
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Hong Kong, RTI has a strong
presence in China serving over 700 customers across a range of end
markets including telecom and datacom, industrial and digital home
applications. The company has over 120 sales/FAE/CS employees that
provide application engineering services, technical support and sales
promotion activities to high-tech manufacturing firms across the region.
The company generated revenue of approximately US $80 million in the
2012 calendar year. This acquisition, which will be integrated into
Avnet Electronics Marketing, Asia is expected to be immediately
accretive to earnings and supports Avnet's return on capital goal of
"China remains a high priority and key strategic focus for Avnet
Electronics Marketing. The acquisition of RTI not only expands our
market coverage in industrial, telecom, optical and datacom but it also
strengthens our demand creation resources," said Stephen Wong, president
Avnet Electronics Marketing, Asia. "RTI is a reputable player in the
region delivering a breadth of engineering services from basic circuit
design to total product solutions. The addition of RTI will further
complement our strategic vision of providing best-in-class products and
services to our customers in a critical growth region for Avnet."
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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 30, 2012, Avnet generated
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