US wholesaler Synnex has bought the assets of Merisel FAB, the troubled distributor?s Computerland franchise and Datago aggregation subsidiary.
Synnex, a distributor and OEM manufacturer based in California, which grew its sales by 120 per cent in 1996, is part-owned by Mitac and expects to close the deal within two months. The new company will be called Computerland Corporation and Martin Fishman will remain as its president.
All parties claimed the deal is beneficial to their business strategies but would not reveal the value of the transaction. Synnex carries products from vendors including 3Com, Creative Labs, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, Novell, Seagate and US Robotics. It expects to turn over $930 million in its fiscal 1997.
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