DCC Technology acquires Pro AV distributor Stampede

posted on Monday, 16th July 2018 by Geny Caloisi

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Pro AV distributor Stampede has been acquired by the technology division of DCC, a £14.3 billion revenue group that employs 11,000 people in four divisions  across 17 countries. DCC already owns B2B and retail tech distributor Exertis.

Stampede President & CEO Kevin Kelly (pictured above) called the acquisition a game changing paradigm shift that ushers in an exciting new era for a global ProAV industry.  “Overnight, Stampede has become one of the world’s largest ProAV distributors, able to operate at a level certain to create exciting new business opportunities for our partners. Supported by the resources and long-term commitment of DCC, we are now able to scale across all ProAV product categories in all vertical markets globally in a way that we simply could not do on our own. For our manufacturer partners this means greater reach and scale.  For our resellers, this means more products and new product categories than ever before.”

Kelly called the acquisition the right move at the right time. “Everything we have accomplished as a company over the last 20 years is due to the amazing talent and ingenuity of our employees who created a world class company that has been limited in its growth potential only by its balance sheet. With this acquisition, we no longer have the same financial constraints limiting what we can do as a value added distributor.”

Tim Griffin, DCC Technology, Managing Director says, “The acquisition of Stampede adds an exciting new brand to our portfolio that complements our Exertis brand in Europe.  The combination of Stampede’s expertise in value added distribution and our resources is going to unleash a new wave of opportunity for our partners in ProAV around the world.  By establishing a presence in North America, we will be strategically positioned to leverage all of the new opportunities we expect to develop as a result of this acquisition.”

Geny Caloisi

Geny Caloisi is an accomplished technology journalist who has worked in a variety of AV industry publications. 

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