When it comes to business, some folks say the The World is Flat. Well tonight, it feels like the IT landscape is leaning a bit toward China -- following Tianjin Tianhai's $6 billion buyout of Ingram Micro.
But what exactly is known about the pending deal, the regulatory approval process, and the potential impact on channel partners? To analyze the deal from all angles, ChannelE2E has prepared or gathered the following content:
- Ingram Micro Acquired By Tianjin Tianhai for $6 Billion: Breaking initial news about the deal, the regulatory considerations and more.
- Why Ingram Micro Was Acquired: Morgan Stanley's Advice, View: Morgan Stanley was Ingram Micro's exclusive financial advisor on the deal. A memo viewed by ChannelE2E, and likely shared with Morgan Stanley research subscribers, explains potential synergies between Ingram and HNA Group.
- Ingram Micro Buyout FAQ: An extensive FAQ, prepared by Ingram Micro, explains the reasoning behind the deal, along with continued commitments to employees, partners, compliance regulations, and Ingram Micro's overall business.
- Ingram Micro CEO Letter to Employees: The email from CEO Alain Monie to all Ingram employees, assuring them that it will remain business as usual under new ownership.
- Ingram Micro Letter to Partners: An Ingram memo crafted specifically for partners, assuring them that relationships will remain unchanged -- and highly valued.
- New Feb. 22: Ingram Micro EVP Paul Bay's Message to Partners. In addition to the "business as usual" message, Bay describes Ingram's ongoing commitment to corporate compliance.
Of course, the buyout isn't a "done deal" -- but Ingram sounds quite confident that the buyout will receive approval from regulators in all key regions, including the U.S., Europe and China. Ingram expects the company sale to be completed in the second half of 2016.