Exertis, a leading distributor of IT, communication and home entertainment products, has acquired Computers Unlimited, a specialist distributor of products and accessories for Apple, the Digital Home, and Creative Professionals.
Computers Unlimited supplies a wide range of third party branded software, IT hardware and consumer electronics products to over 2,000 partners throughout the UK and Continental Europe. The business employs 200 people and operates from offices in London, Paris and Barcelona.
Exertis is one of Europe's largest and fastest growing technology distribution and specialist service providers. Exertis partners with 350 global technology brands and over 14,000 resellers, e-commerce operators and retailers across Europe.
The Computers Unlimited business model aligns well with Exertis' commercial structure and is an excellent strategic fit, bringing new product categories and specialisms to the Exertis portfolio. Computers Unlimited has a best-of-breed range of products sourced from more than 70 leading manufacturers, including Adobe, Epson, Griffin, Incipio, LocknCharge, Microsoft, Nemetschek, Parrot, Sonos, Wacom, and Western Digital. The portfolio of products also includes Flexson, an in-house developed range of accessories for Sonos, which includes stands and brackets, skins, and other innovative complementary products, all of which are sold globally.
The customer bases of the two businesses are highly complementary. Leveraging the expanded market coverage and enhanced product portfolio is expected to provide synergy opportunities in the UK and Europe, and strengthen the platform for further growth.
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