Avnet Acquires Austin-based Ascendant Technology

Avnet announced Monday its plans to acquire Ascendant Technology, based in Austin.
Phoenix-based Avnet, an electronics component maker, did not disclose terms of the deal.
Ascendant Technology, an information technology consulting firm, helps businesses create ecommerce, web content management, cloud computing and other solutions. It had revenue of approximately $90 million in 2011.
Founded in 2003, Ascendant Technology has more than 500 employees. The acquisition, pending customary regulatory approval, is expected to close within 45 days.
Avnet’s stock, traded under the symbol AVT on the Nasdaq market, closed up nearly 2.5 percent at $36.83.

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