August 9, 1995 |
A German company has acquired controlling interest in AmeriQuest Technologies Inc., an ailing microcomputer systems and peripherals distributor, for $50 million. Munich-based Computer 2000, which had loaned the Santa Ana company $18 million last November, has purchased 62% of AmeriQuest for an additional $32 million. AmeriQuest lost $3.
August 11, 1995 |
Computer 2000, a German company that acquired a controlling interest earlier this week in AmeriQuest Technologies Inc., a microcomputer company, said Thursday that it is replacing top AmeriQuest management with Computer 2000 executives. Steve DeWindt, currently co-president of Computer 2000, was named chairman and chief executive, succeeding Harold Clark, who will remain as a consultant.
December 24, 1995
AmeriQuest Technologies Inc. received about $66 million of interim financing, which the company will use to lower existing lines of credit. The company said the interim financing was provided through lending sources of Computer 2000 AG, which owns or has the right to acquire a majority of AmeriQuest's voting stock.
November 17, 1994
AmeriQuest Technologies Inc. said Wednesday that it has been sued by an investor seeking to block a proposed sale of the company to a German corporation. The suit, which seeks class-action status, alleges that the board of AmeriQuest breached its fiduciary duty when it agreed Monday to sell a majority stake to Computer 2000 AG, a German hardware and software distributor.
June 11, 1998 |
Ingram Micro Inc. agreed to buy Tech Data Corp.'s majority interest in German computer products distributor Macrotron AG for $100 million in cash, the companies said Wednesday. Ingram Macrotron, as Macrotron will be renamed, places Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro "solidly as one of the top three computer distribution companies in Europe," said Ingram Micro Europe President Philip D. Ellett. Macrotron also operates in Austria and Switzerland and had revenue of $1.17 billion in 1997.