Ingram Micro acquires CCD


Ingram Micro acquires CCD

Microscope contributor

Computacenter has sold its distribution business to Ingram Micro in a deal that will expand the broadliner's small UK footprint in the mid-market and enterprise channel.

As exclusively revealed by MicroScope last month, CCD parent Computacenter admitted it was talking to several interested parties, with Computer 2000 and Ingram understood to be vying for the business.

Greg Spierkel, CEO at Ingram said this morning it had been building an infrastructure solutions practise in multiple countries for two years.

"Through this acquisition, we have a platform for expansion into new vendor lines and customer segments," he said in a statement.

Though CCD recently parted with IBM's System x, other products in the portfolio include HP's enterprise servers and storage, Business Critical Servers and value products in the Storage Works Division, as well as Red Hat and Neverfail.

The Milton-based distributor lost its server franchise with HP in 2006 and with IBM System x earlier this year so the deal will boost its portfolio.

"In addition to its server and storage products, CCD also offers several software lines that are critical to the needs of enterprise customers," said Alain Maquet, EMEA president of Ingram Micro.

All 40 staff at CCD, which has an annual turnover of £46.5m in the six months ended 30 June 2009, will join Ingram UK.

CCD general manager Jon Bunyard - who will report to Ingram's incoming UK boss Matt Sanderson - said: "Ingram Micro's significant financial strength and market reach provide us with expansion opportunities that were previously unattainable."

More details of the deal will follow later.


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