Synnex and Tech Data complete merger to become TD Synnex
1 September 2021 | 0
In association with TD Synnex
Synnex Corporation and Tech Data Corporation today announced the successful completion of their merger. The combined company is now TD Synnex, led by Rich Hume as CEO. Dennis Polk, formerly the CEO of Synnex, is executive chair of the TD Synnex board of directors.
“TD Synnex is uniquely positioned in today’s relentlessly transforming technology ecosystem,” said Rich Hume, TD Synnex CEO. “As a versatile distributor and solutions aggregator for the IT ecosystem, we’re strengthening our entire portfolio of solutions and raising the bar on the value we deliver to customers and vendors with exceptional reach, efficiency and expertise. It’s an honor to lead TD Synnex with a talented team of 22,000 co-workers worldwide.”
“We are pleased to have completed the merger and are focused on integrating our businesses,” said Dennis Polk, TD Synnex executive chair of the board of directors. “We are energised by the enhanced breadth and depth of our offerings and the opportunities ahead of us to deliver superior value to our stakeholders.”
Together, customers and vendors will have unparalleled access to a global distribution platform with best-in-class product offerings in some of the largest and most profitable product segments. TD Synnex provides the ability to accelerate technology adoption, diversify revenue streams, create cross-selling opportunities and bring to market comprehensive everything as a service offerings.
As part of the merger, Hume underscored TD Synnex’ commitment to be a good corporate citizen and the employer of choice in the global IT industry, “Just as TD Synnex plays a vital role helping transform the technology landscape, we have an equally important responsibility to have a positive impact on the world. Our focus on corporate social responsibility embodies our commitment to make the world a better place, both today and into the future.”
Tech Data Corporation was previously wholly owned by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management Inc. (the Apollo Funds) and their co-investors. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Apollo Funds received an aggregate 44 million shares of common stock, net $1.1 billion in cash after giving effect to a $500 million equity contribution by Apollo and the refinancing of Tech Data net debt, and now own approximately 45% of TD Synnex.