distributors

Takeaways From Arrow’s Q2 Conference Call

As one of the world’s two largest electronics distributors, Arrow Electronics Inc. has perspective from more than 700 electronics component suppliers and 100,000 or so customers. During its Q2 conference call with analysts, Arrow executives said Brexit is having a mixed impact on Arrow’s main businesses, components and computer systems; supplier consolidation is benefiting the…

Avnet Bid May Spark Bidding War for Premier Farnell

If Avnet Inc. really wants Premier Farnell plc, it will have to write a much bigger check than the £691 million ($912 million) it has offered for the company. The acquisition target’s market value surged to nearly £729 million only one day after Avnet made its bid, indicating investors believe the British distributor can attract…

Dätwyler Buys Premier Farnell as Distributors Hope to Gain Scale

Premier Farnell PLC said it has agreed to be purchased by a division of Swiss industrial components distributor Dätwyler Group AG for approximately $867 million, creating a bigger player in the European components distribution industry while putting an end to the saga of one of Britain’s biggest electronics distributors. The transaction is expected to set…