IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which, subject to closing conditions detailed below, Ingram Micro will acquire DOCdata Nederland B.V. and DOCdata International B.V. ("Docdata"), the e-commerce fulfillment business of publically-traded, Netherlands-based, DOCDATA N.V. (ENXTAM: DOCD) for approximately $175 million. Docdata is one of the leading European providers of order fulfilment, returns logistics and online payment services, providing critical commerce solutions to major retailers, brands and promising start-ups. Docdata currently handles between 125,000 and 250,000 orders on a daily basis, with major operations in Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The company is expected to contribute in excess of $150 million in annual services revenue to Ingram Micro and to contribute 5 to 7 cents to 2016 non-GAAP earnings per share.
Docdata will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro. Docdata CEO Michiel Alting von Geusau will continue to lead the company, reporting directly to Ken Beyer, Ingram Micro executive vice president commerce and fulfillment solutions. In addition to customary regulatory and other closing conditions, the transaction requires approval of a majority of outstanding shares at a special meeting of DOCDATA N.V. shareholders, which is expected to take place toward the end of the 2015 fourth quarter.
Ingram Micro CEO Alain Monié commented, "Adding Docdata's broad-based suite of commerce solutions to our existing portfolio of global services will bring critical mass to our commerce and fulfillment solutions business in Europe. Docdata is a well-established e-commerce fulfillment company and is highly respected by brands and retailers for its ability to deliver a timely and cost-effective buyer experience. Docdata's solutions are an excellent complement to our existing commerce and fulfillment offerings, including our rapidly expanding Shipwire service delivery platform. This acquisition is fully aligned with our strategic objective to leverage Ingram Micro's broad geographic reach and world class vendor and customer relationships, and we expect to accelerate Docdata's ability to drive rapid expansion of its services offerings across the continent and beyond. The Ingram Micro team and I look forward to the opportunity to work closely with Michiel and his world-class team."
Alting von Geusau added, "We are excited to partner with Ingram Micro and believe this transaction delivers significant value to our shareholders. I strongly believe Ingram Micro is the best partner for our clients and employees going forward and I am excited at the prospect of Docdata becoming a part of such a globally recognized and respected company."
About Ingram Micro Commerce and Fulfillment Solutions
A global business unit of Ingram Micro, Commerce and Fulfillment Solutions provides infrastructure to support the global growth of brands and retailers. With 122 distribution centers across 38 countries and the power of an award-winning SaaS technology, we provide order fulfillment, dropship and returns solutions with access to the unique growth opportunities of one of the world's leading technology solutions providers. More at www.ingrammicrocommerce.com
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro helps businesses realize the promise of technology. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. More at www.ingrammicro.com.
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Additionally, we risk failing to realize the anticipated benefits of an acquisition due to, among other things, the unsuccessful integration of the acquired business. We face a variety of risks associated with our ability to integrate Docdata into our existing systems and organization including: management's ability to execute its plans, strategies and objectives for future operations, including the execution of integration plans; customer demand in these regions; currency fluctuation; the potential for political unrest; potential regulatory constraints; and our ability to achieve the expected benefits and manage the costs of the transaction. Further, despite its global presence, Ingram Micro may fail to proactively identify and tap into emerging markets and geographies. We have historically instituted, and will continue to institute, changes to our strategies, operations and processes in an effort to address and mitigate risks; however, there are no assurances that Ingram Micro will be successful in these efforts. For a further discussion of significant factors to consider in connection with forward-looking statements concerning Ingram Micro, reference is made to our SEC filings, and specifically to Item 1A-Risk Factors, of our latest Annual Report on Form 10K.
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