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Phoenix, AZ-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), No. 1 on MDM's list of top electronics distributors, has agreed to acquire BrightStar Partners, Inc., an IBM Business Analytics and Performance Management consulting firm, and BSP Software LLC, an IBM Business Analytics software vendor (collectively BSP). This acquisition will be integrated into the Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas services organization.
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BSP had sales of $10 million in the 2011 calendar year.
"This acquisition is part of our long-term strategy to enhance the depth and breadth of our IBM services and software capabilities while providing the expertise our partners need," said Jeff Bawol, president Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. "BSP complements the offerings available through our recent acquisition of Ascendant Technology and will be managed through Americas' services organization."