DCC spends €42.5m on server and storage solutions company

UK-based business seen complementing DCC’s existing Exertis unit: Hammer, which employs 165 people, is a distributor for a number of suppliers, including Dell, Intel, and NetApp, to almost 1,000 resellers, cloud service providers and system integrators in the UK and much of western Europe. DCC said the business is complementary to its own unit Exertis’ existing server and storage business.

“Hammer’s expertise will better enable us to take advantage of positive industry trends, including growth in cloud data centers and demand for big data analytics,” said Tommy Breen, DCC’s chief executive.

In the year to the end of January, Hammer earned an operating profit of £6.3 million on revenue of £155 million.

DCC has agreed to pay the purchase price entirely in cash and is structured as an initial payment at completion, followed by earn out payments over three years based on Hammer’s future trading results.

Source: Irish Times
Published Date: 14/10/2016

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