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SYNNEX Corporation
TypePublic
IndustryIT services, IT consulting
Founded1980; 41 years ago (1980)
FoundersRobert T. Huang
Headquarters,
U.S.
Key people
Dennis Polk
(President & CEO)[1]
Products
Services
RevenueIncrease US$23.757 billion (2019)[2]
Increase US$813 million (2019)[2]
Increase US$500 million (2019)[2]
Total assetsIncrease US$11.697 billion (2019)[2]
Total equityIncrease US$3.788 billion (2019)[2]
Number of employees
240,000 (2019)[2]
Websitesynnexcorp.com
Synnex in Canada

Synnex Corporation is an American multinational corporation that provides B2B IT services. It was founded in 1980 by Robert T. Huang and based in Fremont, California. As an information technology supply chain services company, it offers services to original equipment manufacturers, software publishers and reseller customers.[3]

History[edit]

Originally founded as a technology hardware distributor,[4] Synnex distributes products and related logistics services. As a business process outsourcing and contract assembly it works with industry suppliers of IT systems, peripherals, system components, software and networking equipment.[5] The company is one of the major employers in Greenville, South Carolina.[5] On 21 December 2009, Synnex acquired Jack of All Games from Take-Two Interactive.[6] In December 2010 Synnex acquired the managed business solutions division of e4e, an ITes service provider located in Bangalore in India.[7]

In 2012 Hyve Solutions announced a partnership with IBM and Zettaset to produce a bundled "turnkey" platform for Hadoop-based analytics targeted to the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses.[8] Synnex acquired IBM's worldwide customer care business process outsourcing (BPO) services business on 11 September 2013.[9]

On 28 June 2018, Convergys and Synnex announced they have reached a definitive agreement in which Synnex would acquire Convergys for $2.43 billion in combined stock and cash, and integrate it with Concentrix. On 5 October 2018, Convergys Corporation and Synnex announced that they have completed the merger.[10]

In 2019, Synnex sits at number 158 on the Fortune 500 listing.[11]

On 9 January 2020, Dennis Polk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Synnex, announced plans to separate SYNNEX and Concentrix into two publicly traded companies.[12][13] The spinoff was completed on 1 December 2020, with Synnex shareholders getting one share of Concentrix for each share of Synnex they held.[14]

On 22 March 2021 it was announced that Synnex will merge with Tech Data for a sum of 7.2 billion USD, including debt. Synnex shareholders receive 55% of the merged company.[15]

In July 2020, the Republican National Convention's servers were hacked through Synnex. The company said it "could potentially be in connection" with the Kaseya VSA ransomware attack that unfolded days prior.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corporate Leadership Team". Synnex. 26 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Synnex Corporation 2019 Annual Report (Form 10-K)" (PDF). sec.gov. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. January 2019.
  3. ^ "Synnex names Kevin Murai co-CEO". Silicon Valley Journal. 31 March 2008.
  4. ^ "SYNNEX History". Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  5. ^ a b Munro, J. (25 July 2010). "Synnex keeps moving despite economic slowdown". The Greenville News.
  6. ^ "Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Enters into Agreement to Sell its Jack of All Games Distribution Business to SYNNEX Corporation - Business Wire". businesswire.com.
  7. ^ "Concentrix Buys e4e's Divisions". India Business Insight. 6 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Hyve and Zettaset Partner with IBM to Help Clients Tap Big Data Analytics". Database Trends and Applications. 19 June 2012.
  9. ^ "IBM News room - 2013-09-10 IBM and SYNNEX Announce Strategic Partnership in Customer Care Market - United States". ibm.com.
  10. ^ "SYNNEX Corporation Completes Transaction with Convergys Corporation". convergys.com. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  11. ^ Fortune 500 Fortune.com, Retrieved 26 November 2019
  12. ^ "Synnex splits in two with Concentrix getting its independence". MicroscopeUK. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  13. ^ GmbH, finanzen net. "Synnex Announces Plan To Split It Into Two | Markets Insider". markets.businessinsider.com. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  14. ^ Haber, Lynn (2 December 2020). "Synnex Concentrix Spinoff a Done Deal, Gives Partners Sharper Focus". Channel Futures. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  15. ^ Jay Cridlin (1 July 2021). "Synnex shareholders approve $8 billion merger with Largo's Tech Data". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  16. ^ Nicole Perlroth; David E. Sanger (8 July 2021). "Attempted Hack of R.N.C. and Russian Ransomware Attack Test Biden". nytimes.com. Retrieved 10 July 2021.