M&A Madness: 20 Companies Looking To Make A Channel Buy

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Distributor Avnet has dramatically transformed its business to attack the cloud computing opportunity by acquiring at least four solution providers in the past two years.

Among the deals are the acquisition of storage and virtualization IT services provider Technical Services & Support (TSS) Link; Pepperweed Consulting, Hewlett-Packard's cloud implementation partner of the year; Ascendant Technologies, an IBM solution provider; and Canvas Systems, an asset disposal specialist.

Avnet's goal with an acquisition is a return on capital of 12.5 percent.


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