Ingram Micro Completes Acquisition Of BrightPoint For $9.00 per Share
Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Brightpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: CELL) (BrightPoint) for $9.00 per share in cash. The addition complements Ingram Micro's position as the world's largest technology distributor by creating a leading global provider of device lifecycle services and solutions for the mobile industry. The acquisition, initially announced on July 2, 2012, gives Ingram Micro tremendous customer reach and deep relationships with key vendors, network operators and mobile virtual network operators in the rapidly growing and strategically important mobile market. Additionally, the combined company will now benefit from the industry's broadest portfolio of products, services and solutions, as well as an expanded global geographic footprint and customer base.
The acquisition of BrightPoint supports Ingram Micro's long-term growth strategy to expand the company's business in high growth markets, while increasing its services and solutions capabilities. BrightPoint brings more than 25,000 B2B customers and over 100,000 points of sale across the globe, along with operations in 27 countries and sales in more than 75 countries around the world. The companies' combined businesses, as of the end of each company's 2011 fiscal year, had annual revenues of more than $41 billion, with operations in more than 30 countries. Ingram Micro expects to realize annual cost synergies and efficiencies in excess of $55 million by 2014, and the acquisition is expected to be accretive to earnings per share by 18 cents in 2013 and 35 cents in 2014, excluding one-time charges and integration costs.
"Today marks a significant milestone for Ingram Micro and BrightPoint, as well as for our collective associates, partners and customers," said Alain Monie, president and CEO of Ingram Micro. "Independently, each company is a respected industry leader. Together, we are a stronger global leader, with the capability to serve our customers and vendor partners with the most comprehensive suite of mobile products, services and solutions in the industry. We believe this is an excellent time to significantly expand our mobile business and device lifecycle services, and together we will continue to meet the ever-growing technology and services requirements of our increasingly connected world. With a history of more than 20 years of innovation and leadership in the mobility industry, BrightPoint is a great technology company and an outstanding addition to Ingram Micro."
According to Gartner analyst Tuong Huy Nguyen in a September 2012 report entitled Ingram Micro Strengthens Mobile Distribution Expertise: "The traditional IT market has evolved to incorporate the growing demand for mobility. These markets have converged to include devices such as smartphones, tablets, ultramobiles and hybrid devices that have detachable keyboards....New-product categories present a number of challenges for devices and services solution providers. Traditional solution providers need to understand how to incorporate Wireless WAN solutions into their offerings. Wireless solution providers can benefit from lessons learned from supply chain and distribution models in the traditional IT market. Both segments can leverage these best practices to develop a strategy that effectively handles the evolving demands of consumers and enterprise users. One option is a partner with experience in both markets."
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