First, the news: Tech Data announced it will purchase government value-added distributor DLT Solutions. Terms are not disclosed. This is the second major move into Fed/SLED by an international IT distributor.
This definitely grabbed my attention and sparked yet another of my occasional VAR Wars ramblings.
In March of 2015 I wrote about Arrow Electronics buying immixGroup and I stated then that this was not the end of international IT distributors moving directly into the Fed/SLED arena. The details in the 2015 post give a good background the GovCon channel. In this article I suggested that DLT might be ripe for a purchase, but probably a few years down the road as they had just been acquired by a merchant bank (Millstein & Company). I also stated that I did not believe that Carahsoft would be for sale.
To read Amtower’s article in full, please click here.