Ingram Micro is upping its consumer electronics business with the purchase of US distie DBL Distributing Inc.
Ingram is paying $96m for DBL, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. It said the buy was evidence of two trends; convergence of business and consumer technologies and the increasing importance of retailers.
DBL claims 30,000 US retail customers and carries 17,000 products. It employs 350 people and turned over almost $300m in 2006. It runs on an operating margin twice as good as Ingram's core distie business.
Ingram expects the deal to add slightly to profits for the year.
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