ScanSource acquires MTV Telecom

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ScanSource Inc., a leading value-added distributor of specialty technology products, has expanded its communications business internationally with the acquisition of MTV Telecom Distribution plc, a UK-based distributor of voice and data solutions.  The acquisition of MTV Telecom is a key step in ScanSource, Inc.s strategy to become a leading pan-European distributor of voice and data solutions.

MTV Telecom boasts a strong line of vendor partners, including Avaya, Siemens, Panasonic and Swyx.  Whats more, the distributor announced this week that it would now be carrying Avayas mid-market enterprise solutions.  MTV Telecom was named Avayas 2007 SMB EMEA Distributor of the Year.  Like ScanSource Communications, MTV Telecom exclusively serves the reseller channel and is committed to delivering value along with its industry-leading products.  The distributor offers in-depth sales and technical training resources to its reseller customers, ensuring they are successful in delivering total communications solutions to the end user. 

ScanSource has been looking for an opportunity to expand its communications offering internationally, and MTV Telecom, with its immense experience and successful  convergence strategy, is a great addition to our United States communications strategy and our European operations.  Whats more, our Avaya, Polycom, Plantronics and other communications manufacturers have realised great success in the United States through our Catalyst Telecom and ScanSource Communications sales units and will provide valuable incremental opportunities for MTV Telecom, said Xavier Cartiaux, Managing Director, ScanSource Europe.  Resellers will benefit from the value-added services and solutions, marketing programs and financial resources ScanSource, Inc. brings to the UK and European communications industry.  The ScanSource POS and Barcoding sales unit followed this same strategy, and we are now the largest pan-European distributor of barcoding and point-of-sale solutions for the reseller community. 

The MTV Telecom management team will remain in place, led by Martin Hatcher, Executive Chairman, and Natalie Foers, Managing Director, and will report into Cartiaux.  Said Hatcher, ScanSources commitment to its resellers mirrors ours, which is why this acquisition made so much sense to MTV Telecom.  By joining ScanSource, our resellers will see much opportunity for growth in the UK and beyond.  Whats more, our vendor partners will have access to a value-added distributor that has proven its commitment to growing the channel.

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