Avnet's recent acquisitions tear, which includes the pending close of its Bell Micro buy and the Tallard Technologies pickup, expands its presence throughout the world, especially in opportunity-rich geographies like Asia and Latin America. Expect them to continue, said Gallagher, (left).
"Our strategy around acquisitions is in three primary categories: does it strategically make sense, is it a good cultural fit and does it meet the financial goals we need to abide by?" he said. "Are there going to be more? The short answer is 'Yes.' Do we know when it's going to happen? Probably not. You date, you get to know each other for a while. They don't typically happen as fast as you'd like them to happen."