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Tech Data to Acquire Autodesk Distribution Business of OSA, Extending Datech Solutions Presence Across the Balkan States

Barcelona, Spain, 26 June 2018:

Barcelona, Spain, 25th June 2018 – Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets pertaining to the Value Added Distribution (VAD) business of OSA Računarski inžinjering d.o.o., a leading VAD in the design software segment in the regions of Serbia (including Kosovo), Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania. Under the terms of the agreement, both parties expect the acquisition to be completed by the end of July 2018, subject to certain conditions being met.


With this agreement, Datech Solutions, Tech Data’s global specialized provider of value-added services to Autodesk and the Autodesk reseller channel, extends its successful partnership with Autodesk, by establishing a presence across the Balkans to distribute horizontal solutions, such as AutoCAD™ and AutoCAD LT™, along with industry solutions across AEC, Product Design and Manufacturing, and Media and Entertainment. In addition, a number of highly skilled and qualified professionals will join the Datech Solution’s team.


“This agreement is further evidence of Tech Data’s strategy to grow its value-added business by making selective acquisitions in technology areas and geographies where we can continue to enhance the service and support to our customers and to grow profitably for our shareholders.” said Mike Appel, vice president, Global, Datech Solutions. “We are very excited about this agreement. It fully supports our strategy to expand and enhance our service and specialized added value to the Autodesk VAR channel. We are committed to making this a great success for our VAR customers, Autodesk and Datech Solutions.”


Following the acquisition, OSA intends to transform its remaining business into a value added reseller leveraging its knowledge and expertise in the market. “We are happy to pass our Autodesk VAD business to Datech Solutions after more than 25 successful years in this business, knowing that it will be in good hands. I look forward to close co-operation with Tech Data as we transition our business,” said Zeljko Tomic, CEO and co-founder of OSA Računarski inžinjering d.o.o..


Walter Dopplmair, senior director, EMEA Territory Sales at Autodesk, stated, “Autodesk and Tech Data have enjoyed a valuable partnership for many years. We congratulate Tech Data on expanding their operations and look forward to continuing to work closely with them to provide our partners and customers with leading 3D design and engineering solutions”.


Datech Solutions is a specialized solution business of Tech Data, a world’s leading end-to-end distributor of technology products, services and solutions. As a highly specialized provider of value-added services to Autodesk, Inc. and the Autodesk reseller channel, Datech Solutions serves the evolving needs of more than 400 highly specialized Autodesk resellers worldwide, from strategic channel development and management to industry specialized training, business intelligence and demand generation. Datech Solutions’ dedicated expertise, unique specialization, services and operational and logistical strength are unmatched in the market.



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Tech Data East Region

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