US giant swoops for Comms-care

US giant swoops for Comms-care

A global technology distributor ranked 62nd in the Fortune 500 list of the United States’ biggest companies has swooped to buy Cheshire-based Comms-care.

US firm Ingram Micro has paid an undisclosed sum for Comms-care, which has its headquarters in Northwich.

Comms-care, which was founded in 2002 and boasts 225 staff, provides IT support and maintenance to around 850 IT resellers, distributors and vendors across the UK, Ireland and Europe.

It has enjoyed significant organic growth over the years and in 2014 expanded further with the acquisition of Runcorn-based Platform Consultancy Services.

Ingram Micro is hoping the acquisition of the innovative company will bolster its range of services it can offer its global customer base.

Comms-care managing director Ben Davies said: “Ingram Micro provides us with the perfect platform to achieve our objectives of growing our business and helping our partners achieve more.

“Ingram Micro’s broad geographic reach and sterling reputation with vendor and customer partners throughout the world will enable us to expand our coverage into new regions and broaden our offerings to channel partners. We are pleased to join such a global leader.”

Ingram Micro, which has its headquarters in Irvine, California, has 27,000 employees and operates 122 distribution centres worldwide. It has customers in 160 countries and posted global revenues of $46.5bn in 2014.

Nigel Barratt and Ben Bradley, of HURST Corporate Finance, and Rachel Murphy and James Thompson of HURST’s tax team advised Comms-care’s shareholders on the deal.