TEMPE, Ariz., Jan. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Insight Enterprises (Nasdaq:NSIT), an Intelligent Technology Solutions™ provider (“Insight” or “the Company”), announced that it has completed the acquisition of Datalink Corporation, a leading provider of IT services and enterprise data center solutions based in Eden Prairie, Minn. (“Datalink”).
The business combination strengthens Insight’s position as a leading IT solutions provider with global scale and deep technical talent delivering data center solutions to clients on premise or in the cloud.
Highlights of Acquisition
“We are pleased to announce the closing of this strategic acquisition. Insight has a clear strategy, global scale and a proven focus on operational excellence. Datalink adds deep technical talent and complementary services offerings around high growth technology areas. We are excited about the potential of this attractive combination,” said Ken Lamneck, CEO of Insight. “Together, we are well positioned to compete, grow, and win with comprehensive data center solutions in the marketplace.”
The Company expects the Datalink business to contribute between $600 - $620 million in net sales and to be accretive to Adjusted EPS in 2017, including approximately $12 million of expected amortization expense on acquired intangibles. This outlook excludes approximately $8 million in transaction-related expenses. In addition, the Company expects to realize run-rate cost savings of approximately $20 million within 2 years of closing.
Certain statements in this release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can usually be identified by the use of words such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “evolve,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “looking ahead,” “may,” “opinion,” “plan,” “possible,” “potential,” “project,” “should,” “will” and other expressions which indicate future events or trends. Forward-looking statements, including the Company’s expectation that the transaction will contribute between $600-$620 million in net sales and be accretive to Adjusted EPS in 2017 and will allow the Company to achieve higher gross margins and realize significant cost savings in future periods, are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements. There can be no assurances that results described in forward-looking statements will be achieved, and actual results could differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Some of the important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to, the following, which are discussed in “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and in other of the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission:
Additionally, there may be other risks that are otherwise described from time to time in the reports that the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements in this release should be considered in light of various important factors, including the risks and uncertainties listed above, as well as others. The Company assumes no obligation to update, and, except as may be required by law, does not intend to update, any forward-looking statements. The Company does not endorse any projections regarding future performance that may be made by third parties.
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