Ingram Micro in $7.5bn sale talks

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A private equity firm is reportedly in talks to buy the distributor for £7.5bn

Ingram Micro is under discussions to be sold by parent company HNA Group to private equity firm Apollo Asset Management for $7.5 billion, including $1.5 billion of debt.

This is according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. HNA Group said on Christmas Eve it is selling Ingram “due to changes in market conditions and the company’s strategy”, the firm said in a filing to the Shanghai stock exchange. The$7.5 billion bid from Apollo was reportedly considered too low to accept.

In September, HNA Technology claimed to hold $3.55 billion of outstanding debt from the purchase of Ingram Micro, of which $350 million was due for payment this year.

HNA Group bought the distributor in December 2016 for $6 billion.

Ingram Micro said: “Ingram does not comment on rumour or speculation.”

 

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