Exertis buys Medium Ltd., a specialist audio-visual distributor of projectors, flat panel displays, interactive systems and digital signage from brands such as CTOUCH, Casio, Hitachi, LG, NEC, Panasonic, Samsung and Peerless.
Medium employs 40 staff with a turnover of £32 million. With more than 800 AV resellers in the UK, this year Medium celebrated its 25th year in the industry.
Ian Sempers, managing director of Medium Ltd., says, “We are delighted to be joining forces with Exertis. The continued convergence of the IT and AV market means we will be in a great position to service a sector that extends beyond traditional AV solutions. Our expertise and technical knowledge in this market combined with Exertis’ wider product portfolio will provide a compelling proposition for resellers and vendors.”
The acquisition of Medium, follows the recent announcement of Exertis’ intention to acquire UK server and storage specialist Hammer, as well as its previous acquisitions--wireless distributor Siracom in April and Apple specialist Computers Unlimited last year.
Exertis explains this is "further evidence of the company’s strategy to provide a complete range of technology solutions from home to IT, mobile and enterprise whilst maintaining specialist expertise in key market segments." Its AV division was recently highly commended in the AV Awards 2016.
Exertis is one of Europe's largest and fastest growing technology distribution and specialist service providers. With more than 360 global technology brands, Exertis had a turnover of £2.44 billion (EUR 3.17 billion) for its most recent financial year (31st March 2016).
With operations in 13 countries, Exertis covers the technology landscape from IT to mobile, gaming, supplies and consumer electronics. As one of Europe’s largest and fastest growing technology distribution and specialist service providers, they deliver 2.7m average shipments per year to more than 28,850 reseller customers.
Exertis is part of DCC plc--an international sales, marketing, distribution and business support services group, organised and managed across four divisions – Energy, Technology, Healthcare and Environmental. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland the DCC Group is listed as a FTSE 100 company under Support Services, with a turnover of £10.6bn (year ended March 2016), and employs over 10,500 people across 14 countries. The operating profit by their Technology Division is 12%.