ScanSource, Inc.

6 Logue Court,
Greenville, South Carolina 29615
United States,
(864) 288-2432

ScanSource, Inc. is an international wholesale distributor of specialty technology products. ScanSource, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide value-added distribution services for technology manufacturers and sell to resellers in the following specialty technology markets: POS and Barcode, Physical Security, 3D Printing and Communications. The Company operates in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. The Company distributes to the United States and Canada from its Southaven, Mississippi distribution center; to Latin America, principally from distribution centers located in Miami, Florida, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia; and to Europe, principally from its distribution centers in Belgium, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. ScanSource was formed in 1992 and is based in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 5 2 1 1 2 - 11
vol $108M $84M $145M $336M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0

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$145M (2017-06-29)
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According to our data here at Mergr, ScanSource has acquired 11 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years.

ScanSource’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired POS Portal for $145M. ScanSource has acquired in 6 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (73%) and communications (10%).

When analyzing the distribution sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 253 distribution companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 36 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 12 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic distribution acquirer over the past 3 years is RelaDyne, with 15 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the distribution sector over the past 3 years is Lloyds TSB Development Capital Ltd. with 5 platform acquisitions.

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