Computer 2000's (C2000's) proposed acquisition of distributor Azlan for £139.6m has been approved by the European Commission, which declared that it raised no competition concerns.
The Commission investigated the overlapping networking businesses as well as the market for the indirect distribution of data networking products.
"The operation does not raise any serious competition concerns on these product markets regardless of whether the market is national or European," it said in a statement.
When the acquisition was announced Azlan said that, in light of tough economic conditions, acquisition by C2000 would safeguard its future.
C2000 was unavailable for comment on the statement from the Commission, but when the acquisition was announced, it said that it intended to "preserve and build on the [Azlan] brand".
But the channel is waiting to see how the acquisition will change Azlan's business model.
Steve Derbyshire, managing director of reseller Telamon, explained that his company works with Azlan on a regular basis and hopes that this good relationship will continue.
"My preference is for small distributors [like Aslan] because we get a more personal service," he explained.
"I am interested to see what happens to Azlan after the acquisition but, if it does not affect what I am trying to achieve, it does not matter."
Derbyshire stressed that the most important question is what will happen to Azlan's training business.
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