13.11.19

Exertis continues growth with acquisition of Netherlands distributor

Technology distribution company Exertis has acquired Kerèn, a pro AV distributor based in Almere, the Netherlands.

Kerèn accrued revenues of €16 million in its last financial year and employs 12 people. It sells to professional AV system integrators and resellers and represents Philips, LG, Casio, BenQ, Canon, Panasonic, Aopen, Neets, WyreStorm, Bose and Legrand.

Gerry O’Keeffe, managing director of Exertis International, said: “This is a strategic acquisition in the Netherlands of a respected Pro AV distributor that demonstrates our commitment to becoming the leading Pro AV/UC distributor, globally, both through key acquisitions and organic growth. We are building expertise and a compelling proposition that resonates with our vendors and our customers to take advantage of a growing market which requires a distributor that can provide a complete solution across AV, UC and networking.”

Eric Bousquet, managing director of Exertis Western Europe, added: “This acquisition represents a great opportunity for both companies’ customers adding the UC and collaboration offering from Exertis Go Connect to the Pro AV proposition from Kerèn. Our resellers in the Netherlands will be able to offer a complete solution for both their enterprise and SME customers.”

Marten van der Weerd, CEO of Kerèn, said: “This is a great opportunity for the business and our employees to be part of a strong and growing company that is rapidly expanding its presence across the globe and its pedigree in the Pro Av and collaboration market.”