|[January 03, 2013]
Avnet, Inc. Announces Acquisition of TSSLink, Inc.
PHOENIX --(Business Wire)--
announced today that it has acquired TSSLink,
Inc., an IT professional services organization providing technical
support, consulting and outsourcing services, field product
installation, end-user training and technical staff augmentation.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, TSSLink's certified engineers
provide field services across North America assisting business partners
with value-add consulting for storage and virtualization solutions.
These services include order management, field installation,
configuration and implementation. For the calendar year 2011, TSSLink
generated revenue of $10.5 million and will be integrated into the Avnet
Technology Solutions (News - Alert), Americas services organization.
"This acquisition supports the strategic expansion of our services
portfolio and further strengthens our ability to deliver a comprehensive
IT solution for our business partners," said Jeff Bawol, president Avnet
Technology Solutions, Americas. "A key component of our solutions
distribution strategy is the ability to drive growth for our suppliers
and value-added resellers in markets where demand is continually
increasing, such as storage and virtualization."
Founded in 2004, TSSLink also provides IT audit and compliance
leadership, disaster recovery and business continuity planning
consulting and technical support
"In our data-reliant world, the services TSSLink delivers are integral
components of every business' operations," said Tony Vottima, senior
vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions (News - Alert), Americas services
organization. "By providing these services, we are able to support our
business partners throughout the entire IT lifecycle which in turn
enables them to focus on their core competencies and achieve their
This 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 meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended,
and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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disposition activities, the successful integration of acquired
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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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the Company's reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K. Except as
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future events or otherwise.
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 30, 2012, Avnet generated
revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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