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An acquisition for Caseking, another office for CMS Distribution and new vendors for Exertis, GTI, Ingram Micro and Lidera Networks

Iberia: German etailer and distributor Caseking has acquired Portuguese etailer GlobalData for an undisclosed amount. GlobalData has no known distribution activity and is thus not listed in ITdistri database.

British storage and consumer electronics specialist CMS Distribution has expanded its European market presence, opening a new office in Madrid, Spain. The Spanish market is a strategic market for CMS Distribution due to its size, quick-to-market time frame and its fast technology adoption cycle. "If you are a US or Far East vendor wanting to enter the European markets you have two choices: you either go with several distributors in each country or you opt for one master distributor and you rely on it to push out, coordinate, and work with the sub-distribution partners", commented David Elder, European managing director at CMS Distribution. "Our strategic objective is to have a presence in all significant European markets and offer our partners the flexibility, attention and experience they need to become successful. Culturally and economically speaking, Spain is considered a key location for penetrating the European market." CMS Distribution España will be led by Juan Jose Ros Lluch, the former manager of British consumer electronics specialist Bullboat for Spain. CMS Distribution plans to continue its expansion within the European markets to achieve master-distributorship status for as many desirable new tech products and companies as possible, offering the opportunity to take a long-term strategic view to bringing products to market.

Consumer electronics specialist Exertis Unlimited has started the distribution of the Halo Master Chief speaker from AC Worldwide in the region.

Broadliner GTI has been appointed official distributor for the Surface ecosystem in Spain1.

In Portugal, the Mobility division of broadliner Ingram Micro has added the new Nokia feature phones to its portfolio.

Finally, network and security VAD Lidera Networks has been chosen by Cylance as an official distributor for its endpoint protection systems in both Portugal and Spain2 (source: Channel Partner España 1 and 2, IT Channel Portugal).