Mark Amtower: DLT Solutions to be Acquired by TechData

Jeff Brody
Mark Amtower, GovCon Expert

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.

The background:

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.

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