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Adaptec acquires Eurologic

MILPITAS, Calif. - March 31, 2003 - Adaptec, Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Eurologic Systems.

The acquisition builds on Adaptec's leadership in direct-attached server storage by allowing the company to provide complete, end-to-end block- and file-based networked storage solutions. Adaptec expects the acquisition to be completed in April 2003. Prior to the acquisition, Eurologic divested its SAN software business into a separate entity, which will continue to operate independently.

Adaptec will acquire Eurologic as a cash purchase for approximately $30 million and will incorporate the company into Adaptec's Storage Solutions Group. Adaptec will assume all customer and supplier agreements and will serve Eurologic customers through its offices worldwide. The acquisition will provide Adaptec with access to new sales channels and open new opportunities in key industries such as medical imaging and digital media.

"We expect Eurologic will contribute between $60 million and $70 million in revenue during Adaptec's next fiscal year, and provide a positive impact on our bottom line results by mid-year," said David A. Young, Adaptec CFO. ...Adaptec profile, ...Eurologic profile
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Nibble Re: the Republic of Ireland

In the 1990's Sun Microsystems didn't have much of a direct presence in Ireland and instead used the services of Horizon Open Systems which acted in effect as Sun's country distributor and waved the flag for Sun products.

In about 1995 Horizon acquired the assets of a UK Sun VAR called American Systems & Parts, based in Richmond, Surrey and used this to launch a bridgehead into the UK.

Not coincidentally, during the first few years while they were setting up that operation my wife, who runs her own marketing services company called Downes Strategic Marketing helped implement their direct mail programmes. Their newsletters were always packed full of information about new systems from Sun, and were often better than the equivalent newsletters put out by Sun themselves.

In 1997 Horizon poached Sun's UK channel manager Peter Deane, who became their UK managing director. Within a few years, Horizon had became one of the biggest Sun VARs in the UK.

This just goes to show that a lot more good things come out from Ireland than their famous liquid exports, and it's worth keeping an eye on what goes on there from the technology and VAR channel point of view, even if you're not resident in the Emerald Isle.
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