Arrow Shoots for Logix

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The distributor looks to expand futher into Europe, announcing its acquisition of France-based Logix.

Arrow has expanded its presence in Europe by announcing a definitive agreement to acquire Logix, a subsidiary of Groupe OPEN, headquartered in France.

Logix operates in the server and storage midmarket arena in over 11 countries in Europe with annual gross revenues of approximately 500 million euros. Arrow will integrate Logix into its Enterprise Computing Solutions division and the move will almost double the distributor's line card, according to company executives.

William E. Mitchell, chairman, president and CEO at Arrow, said in a statement: "We will gain an experienced management team and 350 highly talented sales, marketing and design professionals, while Logix will obtain access to increased financial and technical resources, and a more comprehensive suite of solutions for its reseller partners."

Europe and South Africa currently accounts for 29 percent of Arrow's annual revenue and the distributor has been looking to expand in the region. In August last year the distributor announced its acquisition of UK-based distributor Centia, which the firm has added to its existing UK subsidiary, DNS, and Scandinavian-based AKS.

The Logix transaction is subject to customary European Union competition clearance.

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Sara Driscoll began her journalism career at 16 years old on her local newspaper, The Watford Observer. Working part time, she covered a range of beats. Leaving to complete her Journalism Degree at Bournemouth University, UK, Sara then went on to graduate and work for Emap. She began as a reporter on APR, Emap's construction title, being promoted to senior reporter with a year.Sara then joined VNU Business Publications as Deputy News Editor on CRN, the weekly trade title for channel players. She covered industry/business news from vendors, distributors and resellers, product announcements, partner announcements as well as market and trend analysis, research and in depth articles to predict up and coming trends in the sector. She was promoted within a year to News Editor, a year later to Deputy Editor and the following year became Editor. Sara remained editor of CRN for three years, launching the magazine on new platforms including CRN TV and eBooks, as well as several magazine and web site redesigns. She was called on for expert industry comment from various publications including appearing on live BBC news programs. Sara joined Ziff Davis Enterprise as Editor of eWeek Channel Insider. She runs the title in all formats – online up to the minute news, newsletters, emails alerts and events. She also manages the brand of Channel Insider in all formats - events, shows, awards, panel debates and roundtables.Sara can be reached at:sara.driscoll@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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