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Arrow's Computerlinks gobble - a vendor's perspective

One of the channel's worst kept secrets was finally outed last month as US behemoth Arrow Electronics agreed to snap up Munich-headquartered VAD Computerlinks for a cool €230m. In many ways it was a canny bit of business for Arrow and should give it access to some high-end customers, but the deal raises more questions than it …
Tim Ayling, 27 Sep 2013
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Arrow Electronics engulfs hefty data centre player in €230m gobble

Serial swallower Arrow Electronics has wolfed down security and network distie Computerlinks (C'links) in a deal valued at €230m (£198m). Word on the street was that US-based giant Arrow had been locked in buyout talks with the privately-owned, Germany-based player earlier in the summer, but the deal was only confirmed late last …
Paul Kunert, 28 Aug 2013

Juniper Network pushes button, exits two distributors

Juniper Networks has given Computerlinks and Azlan their marching orders following a review of the UK distributor line-up, leaving it with Arrow ECS, Avnet TS and Westcon. The review began in May when Juniper named Will Hamber to manage its fragmented network of 30 wholesalers across EMEA. Former HP and Edge-Core Networks …
Paul Kunert, 01 Aug 2012
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Fayrewood sells shares in ComputerLinks

Computer hardware and software distributor Fayrewood plc has today sold its shares in ComputerLinks AG. Fayrewood owned 27.47 per cent of ComputerLinks AG, a European value-added distributor of computer security products. The firm said that the net proceeds from the sale are expected to be €27.4m, having traded at €13.55 each …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Mar 2007

Micro P consumes security minnow Cohort Technology

Micro P has hoovered up fellow Basingstoke-based virtualisation, security and comms distie Cohort Technology for an undisclosed fee. This adds some 14 new vendors to Micro P, itself owned by Irish conglomerate DCC, with the most notable names including ShoreTel, Citrix and Stonesoft. In addition to product distribution, Cohort …
Paul Kunert, 04 Oct 2013
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COMPUTERLINKS is even more remote

The company formerly known as Unipalm has added remote access and monitoring products from Avocent Cyclades to its distie line-up. COMPUTERLINKS, as Uniplam is now called, says that the integrated range from Avocent and its recent acquisition, Cyclades, delivers a "complete line of system management tools, console servers, …
Drew Cullen, 13 Jun 2006

Firewall-floggers in FLAMING MESS: Where'd our mystery margin go?

If you work in the fields of technology distribution, services and resale, you'll surely hear about cloud, mobile, social and virtual more than anything else. However, it is the changing patterns in security spending that are perhaps most dramatically re-shaping our businesses. Gone are the good old days of pushing traditional …
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E-security pulls in the profits for Computerlinks

ComputerLinks AG, the German networking equipment distributor owned by UK-quoted company Fayrewood plc, reports strong growth in Q1, with "incoming orders, EBITDA and cash flow each increased by approximately 200%". Sales were up 197 per cent to E38.5m and sales pre employees were movedup from E0.11m to E0.14m. More than half …
Drew Cullen, 31 May 2001
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Computerlinks hits forecasts

Fayrewood, the UK-listed networking distributor, has reported its German subsidiary Computerlinks AG has grown sales but seen earnings drop in its Q3. Computerlinks AG (51 per cent owned by Fayrewood and listed on the Neuer Markt), which trades in the UK as Unipalm, reported earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and …
Robert Blincoe, 15 Nov 2001
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Juniper Networks eyes up EMEA distributors, axe in hand

Juniper Network's recently installed EMEA distribution boss admitted he has a "big job of work" to untangle its web of wholesalers across the region and determine which it wants to keep on board and which will be jettisoned. Industry vet Will Hamber was confirmed as the networking firm's distie bigwig last month after joining …
Paul Kunert, 18 Jun 2012
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Resellers: Cloud is BIG, but it's a sales commission minefield

We’ve all read about how cloud computing is "more than just a buzzword" or a passing phase. And we’re all well-versed in selling the benefits of cloud and managed services in terms of cost-savings, flexibility, managing complex tasks and only paying for what you use. There have also been plenty of wise words written about how …
Dave Ellis, 29 Jun 2012
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Unipalm changes name

Security distie Unipalm is changing its name to Computerlinks to align itself with the group it joined in 2000. Computerlinks marketing manager Mark Elsworth said: "This name change is a natural progression as we have been a key part of Computerlinks since we joined the group in 2000." He said the company's training arm is …
John Oates, 05 Jun 2006
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Perkins get Azlan

Computer 2000 - as Tech Data is called in the UK - has promoted Lee Perkins to run Azlan in the UK. Former Azlan boss Simon Hill was purged last month in the a re-org which saw the loss of 60 jobs. Azlan UK now incorporates C2000's former networking solutions group - which Perkins ran - and its midrange hardware and software …
Team Register, 31 Aug 2005
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Fayrewood AGM: warning on profits

Fayrewood, the pan-European distie and part owner of security distributor ComputerLinks AG, is holding its Annual General Meeting this morning. Investors will hear chairman David Kleeman warn that margins are under the same pressure as in the second half of last year and niche divisional profits are likely to be lower than last …
John Oates, 15 May 2006
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Fayrewood in bid talks

IT distie Fayrewood PLC revealed today that it has been in secret talks with a third party company which could lead to an offer to buy all or part of the firm. The announcement follows a close to 14 per cent jump in Fayrewood shares today on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The firm said in a brief statement "a further …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Nov 2007
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Fayrewood gains pounds from new skinny look

IT distie Fayrewood PLC has returned to the black in 2007 after slimming down its biz units. For the year ended 31 December 2007 the firm saw pre-tax profit from continuing operations of £936,000 compared to a loss of £242,000 for 2006. Revenue from continuing operations rose to £129.5m compared to £122.3m for the same period a …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Mar 2008
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Profits jump at Fayrewood

Fayrewood, the pan-European distie, proclaimed record results for 2004, with group sales advancing 17 per cent to £507m (2003: £434m) and profits before tax jumping 27 per cent to £16.3m (2003: £12.8m). The revenue increase for the 12 months ended 31 December 2004 represents an even bigger leap in trading volumes and market …
Team Register, 14 Mar 2005
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Fayrewood flogs UMD

Distie Fayrewood is selling UMD, part of its Niche Distribution division, to Italian firm Esprinet for €79m. Fayrewood gets €53.5m in cash plus a €3m divi, which has already been paid. Esprinet is also taking on debts of €25.5m. The board decided the difficulty of finding an acquisition in order to create a pan-European distie …
John Oates, 17 Oct 2006
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SCH scoops up Fayrewood leftovers for £2m

Specialist Computer Holdings has bought the last two trading subsidiaries of Fayrewood for a knockdown £2m. The subs are Interface Solutions International Limited, a well known UK distie, and System Loans Services Limited, a minuscule company that dresses up IBM X servers for sale. Fayrewood's board said the disposals vindicate …
Drew Cullen, 07 Jul 2008
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Fayrewood buffeted in first half

Fayrewood Plc hit heavy weather in Europe in the first half of this year, leaving management considering “options” to maximise shareholder value. Interim results released today show revenues of £210.05m for the six months ending June 30, down 11.9 per cent on the year. The previous year’s figures include £56.5m from …
Joe Fay, 24 Aug 2006
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Fayrewood upbeat on trading

Fayrewood plc, the networking/storage distie group, today announced trading in the first five months of this fiscal year has produced a "substantial increase in profitability" over the same period last year. Turnover was approx. £180m (2001 £136m). Also its German subsidiary, ComputerLinks posted better sales and Earnings Before …
Drew Cullen, 05 Nov 2002
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Fayrewood looks to Europe for acquisitions

Fayrewood is seeking to expand its collection of distributor acquisitions in Europe after interim profits almost doubled. The holding company for distributors Interface Solutions, ComputerLinks and Banque Magnetique posted a 98 per cent rise in pre-tax profit to £961,000 for the six months ended 31 October. Turnover was also up …
Linda Harrison, 08 Dec 1998
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Fayrewood profit warning

Fayrewood, the UK-listed networking distributor, issued a profit warning today - it now expects operating profit before goodwill in H1 to be 45 per cent lower than same time last year. Its German subsidiary, Computerlinks AG (51 per cent owned by Fayrewood and listed on the Neuer Markt), which trades in the UK as Unipalm, …
Drew Cullen, 01 Oct 2001
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UK tips Fayrewood into loss

Fayrewood blamed a rise in expenses at its UK distie for sinking into a net loss for the year to April 30. But the networking distribution group said that costs are back under control at Interface Systems International, with a new management team in charge. There's a way to go before it returns to profit but losses are reduced …
Drew Cullen, 01 Jul 2002
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Fawkes, Phoenix potty over ICM, as PC World goes to dogs

Web driver's licence please One thing you can say about fraud, there's a lot of it about. A study sponsored by the government found more than one in 10 people had experienced online fraud with an average loss of £875. Many wanted some kind of web surfing driver's licence to help them understand security better. A few American …
Billy MacInnes, 29 Mar 2007