DCC Technology, parent company of Exertis, has acquired Stampede, a value added ProAV distributor of integrated AV and IT solutions from more than 150 vendor partners.
Stampede employs 210 people in offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia and has a global network of 20,000 resellers. Its subsidiary, Just Lamps, offers the world’s largest selection of replacement projector lamps.
The acquisition will further DCC Technology’s strategy to drive global growth in ProAV and provide the company with a strategic presence in North America.
Tim Griffin, recently appointed Divisional Managing Director of DCC Technology and Managing Director of the Exertis Group, said: “The acquisition of Stampede adds an exciting new brand to our portfolio that complements our Exertis brand in Europe. The combination of Stampede’s expertise in value added distribution and our resources is going to unleash a new wave of opportunity for our partners in ProAV around the world.”
Kevin Kelly, Stampede, President and CEO, said: “Supported by the resources and long-term commitment of DCC, our employees, resellers and vendor partners will see an exciting evolution in how we go to market and the level of investment we can now make to grow our business. For our vendors, this means greater reach and scale. For our resellers, it means more investment in inventory and more product categories than ever before.”