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Avnet Buys IT Services Company TSSLink

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Avnet has acquired TSSLink, an IT professional services organization that provides tech support, consulting and outsourcing services, field product installation, end-user training and technical staff augmentation. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

San Jose, Calif.-based TSSLink provides field services across North America helping business partners with value-add consulting for storage and virtualization solutions, including order management, field installation, configuration and implementation. In 2011, TSSLink generated revenue of $10.5 million.

This acquisition supports the strategic expansion of our services portfolio and further strengthens our ability to deliver a comprehensive IT solution for our business partners,” said Jeff Bawol, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. A key component of our solutions distribution strategy is the ability to drive growth for our suppliers and value-added resellers in markets where demand is continually increasing, such as storage and virtualization.”

TSSLink also provides IT audit and compliance leadership, disaster recovery and business-continuity planning consulting and technical support.

TSSLink will be integrated into the Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas services organization. Phoenix-based Avnet sells through channel partners.

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