Exclusive Networks has bought Australian distributor WhiteGold Solutions, an independent value added distributor of IT security, networking, converged infrastructure and datacentre solutions based in Sydney.
Arrow bounced back in Q2 with the European acquisition of COMPUTERLINKS helping to keep its growth positive.
Europe's largest independent distributor ALSO Group improved sales compared to the previous year by 7.9% to €3.28bn in the first half of 2014. Earnings before taxes (EBT) rose from €25.2m to €30.5m (+21.1%) and net income of €16.3m to €21.0m (+28.7%).
Ingram Micro's Q2 saw sales of $10.9bn, up on last year's $10.3bn, but operating margin fell from 1.1% to 0.9%. Gross profit rose slightly to $634m.
Italian distributor Esprinet SpA has completed the sale of 100% of the share capital of Comprel Srl, a specialist distribution business in Italy working with electronic components and subsystems
Specialist in Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) Virtual Instruments has teamed up with a Czech solutions and services supplier MHM computer to expand into the CEE region.
US-based NetMotion Wireless, provider of mobility management software and solutions for mobile workforces, is being distributed under a new deal with Ingram Micro Europe BVBA, (Ingram Micro Mobility).
Tech Data Europe was named the 2014 SMB Distribution Partner of the Year by Microsoft.
Europe's largest independent distributor ALSO is starting to push its logistics arm. Its called ViND – Versand im Namen Dritter and offers deliveries direct to customers from ALSO warehouses.
Managed hosting in Europe is set to double over the next four years, reaching almost the same level as the hitherto larger co-location market.