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SYNNEX to acquire large chunks of Westcon-Comstor
2017-09-05

American distributor SYNNEX Corporation and South African group Datatec have unveiled a definitive agreement in which SYNNEX will acquire Datatec's Westcon-Comstor Americas business and become a minority shareholder in Datatec's Westcon EMEA and APAC businesses. "We believe this is a unique opportunity that is transformational to SYNNEX and is aligned to our strategy of positioning the business to where technology is growing. Westcon-Comstor is a recognized leader in the security, UCC and networking space", stated Kevin Murai, President and CEO of SYNNEX Corp. "The Westcon-Comstor brand has been built over time by a very deep and talented team and we are excited to welcome the Americas team to our family."

Jens Montanana, CEO of Datatec, stated: "I'm proud of our team and the business they have built over the past thirty years. The SYNNEX culture is similar to Westcon-Comstor and I'm excited about the opportunity to grow our businesses together on a global scale. We share a common vision and strategic objective in addressing the global complexities and emerging demands facing our partners."

Here are the transaction details and the impact of the acquisition to Consolidated SYNNEX Corporation Financials:

  • €460M in stock and €90M in cash at closing
  • Up to €185M earn out if certain financial targets are achieved through Feb 2018 - which will allow Datatec to own about 10% of SYNNEX
  • €27.7M for 10% ownership of Datatec's Westcon EMEA and APAC businesses (with an option to double that ownership, although no details have been unveiled on how and when). Synnex also gets first refusal on making an offer to acquire it in its entirety if Datatec ever looks to sell the remainder of the business in the future, out of which Datatec wishes to get better value in the future, once the (difficult as usually) SAP implementation in the region is achieved.
  • Approximately €106 million of net debt will be assumed and refinanced with the close of the transaction
  • Option to pay all cash, based on the average share price at closing
  • If stock is issued, the SNX Board of Directors will appoint Jens Montanana to the SYNNEX Board of Directors, subject to compliance with legal and regulatory requirements

"We are pleased to welcome a long-term shareholder like Datatec Ltd. The ownership structure serves us well as it aligns our collective long-term goals", stated Kevin Murai, President and CEO of SYNNEX Corp. "The composition of this transformative acquisition enables SYNNEX to further invest in long-term strategies to grow and diversify our business. Mr. Montanana brings to our board deep practical knowledge in doing business beyond North America."

For its fiscal year end ended February 28, 2017, the Westcon Americas business generated approximately €2B of revenue and approximately €82m in EBITDA. In the first 12 months after close, the Westcon Americas business, excluding integration costs, transaction expenses and intangible amortization, is expected to be mildly accretive to SYNNEX Non-GAAP EPS and then accelerate in year two. The transaction is expected to close in the third calendar quarter of 2017, subject to the satisfaction of regulatory requirements and customary closing conditions. Until the transaction is completed, the companies will continue to operate independently.

BeyondTrust and Westcon-Comstor expand global distribution agreement
2017-01-18

Security vendor BeyondTrust has consolidated its channel strategy and is joining Westcon Security's exclusive Accelerate program. With the agreement, BeyondTrust is expanding its distribution footprint globally (in the EMEA region, through Westcon Security offices in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom). The move underscores escalating demand for security solutions that guard against insider threats and data breaches for businesses of all sizes. End-user demand for better security visibility, control and protection have reached new heights, in part because the number of data breaches so far in 2016 has increased nearly 20% compared to last year, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. BeyondTrust joins the Westcon Security Accelerate program in order to develop a global channel program capable of recruiting and enabling new solution provider partners around the world. This expanded partnership will provide significant scale and reach into new, untapped markets for BeyondTrust. With up to 80% of security breaches involving privileged credentials, controlling and monitoring privileged access is critical in the fight against insider threats and data breaches. BeyondTrust’s partnership with Westcon Security advances the BeyondTrust commitment to preventing privilege misuse and stopping unauthorized access. Westcon Security has the expertise to help BeyondTrust bring privileged access management to a broader market, quickly and effectively. Through the partnership, BeyondTrust's network of channel partners, systems integrators and solution providers also gain access to the support and go-to-market strategies available through Westcon Security.

"With Westcon Security working with more than 17,000 trading partners in the security industry worldwide, our partnership will provide acceleration for BeyondTrust in a scale that we may not have been able to achieve on our own", said Maurice Heiblum, COO BeyondTrust. "We are thrilled to make our best-in-class privileged access management offering through this premier global IT and security distributor, giving our channel partners, systems integrators and solution providers access to a first-class model available only through Westcon Security."

Westcon Security continually evaluates the technology landscape for innovative products and services that hold long-term opportunity for its customers' success. The value-added distributor's Accelerate program specifically targets vendors that may not have previously used or considered distribution as a route to market. Taking a programmatic approach, Westcon Security makes it easy for vendors to ramp in each country or region, providing a repeatable, efficient, cost-effective, scalable process to expand geographically. Meanwhile, vendors can leverage Westcon Security's highly specialized solutions groups and services to more accurately target the IT service providers and the markets they wish to reach. The Accelerate program also strengthens Westcon Security's overall ecosystem, enhancing its ability to offer multi-vendor solutions that solve more complex business problems.

"Our Accelerate program provides the most innovative, industry-leading products and services that channel partners, systems integrators and solution providers trust to secure organizations from security threats of all kinds", said Patty Gray, vice president of Global Partner Management at Westcon Security. "BeyondTrust's privileged access management tools enable our solution provider customers to better, more effectively deploy cybersecurity strategies that help better protect today’s enterprises from threats involving privileged credentials."

AlienVault selects Westcon Security as first global distributor
2016-04-22

AlienVault, a provider of Unified Security Management and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, has signed a global distribution agreement with security VAD Westcon Security. In addition, AlienVault will take part in Westcon Security's Global Incubation Program, which helps innovative technology vendors develop global distribution relationships for their products and services. Based on the distribution agreement, Westcon Security's global network of technology solution providers will now have access to AlienVault's Unified Security Management (USM) platform, which provides all of the essential controls required for complete security visibility. The new agreement also enables these partners to more efficiently address worldwide security market opportunities and gives AlienVault access to a proven distribution channel, in the EMEA region through its offices in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

"With this distribution agreement in place, we can immediately and significantly expand our global reach", said Anthony D'Angelo, vice president of worldwide channel sales, AlienVault. "Westcon Security is a distributor that clearly understands the market's need for a security solution that integrates essential security capabilities and threat intelligence into a single offering, and its deep security expertise and large distribution footprint will allow us to provide our award-winning solutions to a larger market."

"Westcon Security is committed to partnering with growing and innovative companies that can help our customers tackle evolving security requirements", said Bill Corbin, executive vice president of global sales and partner management at Westcon-Comstor. "AlienVault has already integrated many necessary security tools into its Unified Security Management platform to give organizations with smaller security teams or budgets an enterprise-class solution for threat detection and response. This is a complementary addition to our security portfolio, and this new partnership will attract, enable and support additional solution providers worldwide."

Kindermann, ENO, VIDEOR, Westcon: some news from German distributors
2016-03-01

Germany: AV specialist Kindermann has expanded its portfolio with Ctouch LFD touchscreens, from Dutch vendor and distributor Sahara. On its side, telephony specialist ENO Telecom has added O2 business offers to its catalog. Swiss digital signage vendor SpinetiX has decided to complement its presence in the country with the appointment of AV and security VAD VIDEOR. Finally, VAD Westcon has opened a new warehouse in Houten, the Netherlands, in order to address more efficiently and rapidly the needs of its resellers in Central Europe, including Germany. The new warehouse, which, with 8000 sqm, is 60% larger than the previous one, also offers integration services for its UC&C, Comstor and Security customers in the region (source: Telecom Handel and IT Business).

Some news from Italy
2015-12-23

The Italian distribution market is not inactive, although it does not communicate much. The latest notable news are the appointment of Sergio Manidi, formerly from Westcon Group and ADI Global, as new Deputy General Manager for network and security VAD Exclusive Networks, and a distribution deal between Bimar and broadliner Datamatic, which brings the distributor into the kitchen appliance market (source: Channel City Italia and Top Trade Informatica Italia).

Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
SC Magazin GSM srl
Romania - Specialist
Multipoint Nordics OÜ
Estonia - VAD
EMA Distribution srl
Italy - Specialist
Westnet Distribution Poland Sp. z o.o.
Poland - Broadliner
A&C Systems France
France - Specialist
FieldTrust bvba/sprl
Belgium - VAD
Aqipa United Kingdom Ltd
United Kingdom - Specialist
Fokus MSP GmbH iG
Germany - VAD
Zaltor Soluciones Informáticas SLU
Spain - Specialist
ICOS Deutschland GmbH
Germany - VAD

 

Westcon Italia - Cybersecurity & Next-Gen Solutions division
Address

Westcon Italia - Cybersecurity & Next-Gen Solutions division
Viale Colleoni, 15
Palazzo Orione - Scala 2
IT-20041 Agrate Brianza
Italy
Phone : +39-039607221
Fax : +39-039607222
Website : http://it.security.westcon.com

Team

Sales director : Mr Rosario Blanco
Marketing director : Mrs Mirtill Mlinarik

Information

Creation year : 2004
VAT number : IT 06855180961
Annual turnover
2017 : 14,45 M€
2010 : 25,00 M€
Active resellers : 250
Indirect turnover : 100%
National/regional/export split : 95/0/5
VAD : Security
Main brands : Broadcom div. Symantec Enterprise (Blue Coat Systems), F5 Networks, HPE Security, SonicWALL
Clients : Dealers, IT consulting, system integrators and VARs, specialized and corporate resellers, xSP
Employees : 28 people

Products

Industrial computing
Industrial computing software
CyberX

Networks and telecoms
Network infrastructure
Barracuda Networks, BeyondTrust, BlueCat Networks, Broadcom div. Symantec Enterprise (Blue Coat Systems), Cambium Networks (Xirrus), Check Point Software, F5 Networks, F5 Networks (Crescendo Networks), Ivanti (PulseSecure), MicroFocus (Arcsight), Skybox Security, SonicWALL

Security
IT security
Anomali, AT&T Cybersecurity (AlienVault), AttackIQ, Barracuda Networks, BeyondTrust, Broadcom div. Symantec Enterprise (Blue Coat Systems), Check Point Software, CrowdStrike, F5 Networks, HelpSystems (Titus Labs), HPE Security, Ivanti (PulseSecure), Libra Esva, OneSpan (Vasco), Ordr, Palo Alto Networks, Ping Identity, Skybox Security, SonicWALL

Services and cloud computing
Cloud
Check Point Software, Menlo Security, SonicWALL, Sumo Logic
Services
Barracuda Networks, BlueCat Networks, Broadcom div. Symantec Enterprise (Blue Coat Systems), Check Point Software, F5 Networks, F5 Networks (Crescendo Networks), MicroFocus (Arcsight), NetAlly Arbor, OneSpan (Vasco), Palo Alto Networks, Skybox Security, SonicWALL

Software
Corporate software
HelpSystems (Titus Labs), MicroFocus (Arcsight), Skybox Security

Storage
Storage infrastructure
Barracuda Networks, Dell Compellent


Services

Value added services
After-sale consulting, after-sale service, architecture design, audit, authorized training centre, brand-dedicated sales staff, BTO, business plan help, co-marketing funds, configuration help, customer loyalty program, dedicated contacts, demo products, demos, direct shipping to final client, e-mailing, export service, fax mailing, field sales staff, hardware connection/cabling, hardware installation, hardware tests, help with specifications write-up, hot-line, information newsletter, lead generation, logistics, maintenance, manufacturer certifications, meeting room, modeling, network management, newsletters, on-site maintenance, on-site quote, on-site training, online forums, personalized help, personalized shipping, practice development, pre-sale consulting, product catalog, product loan, product search, project management help, project monitoring and control, project-dedicated sales staff, regular special offers, remote installation, repackaging, retail-dedicated sales staff, return-to-base warranty, sales help, seminar centre, shipments tracking, show-room, software customization, software tests, special offer lists, specific preparations, standard exchange, system integration, technical deployment, technology watch, telemarketing, telemonitoring 7/24, thematic catalogs, training centre, transfer of skills, trial products
Financial services
30-day payment, advance payment, credit insurance, factoring, short-term financing, stock financing
Minimum delivery time
National : 4 hour(s)
International : NC

 

Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
SC Magazin GSM srl -  Romania - Specialist
Multipoint Nordics OÜ -  Estonia - VAD
EMA Distribution srl -  Italy - Specialist
Westnet Distribution Poland Sp. z o.o. -  Poland - Broadliner
A&C Systems France -  France - Specialist
FieldTrust bvba/sprl -  Belgium - VAD
Aqipa United Kingdom Ltd -  United Kingdom - Specialist
Fokus MSP GmbH iG -  Germany - VAD
Zaltor Soluciones Informáticas SLU -  Spain - Specialist
ICOS Deutschland GmbH -  Germany - VAD

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