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SoftwareOne acquires CompuCom’s software business

Channel Strategy

CDN has been able to confirm from a Canadian source that SoftwareOne and CompuCom agreed to a deal that will see the Berlin, WI.-based direct market reseller acquire the software licensing business of CompuCom.

CompuCom is based in Dallas but has Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ont. Last year CompuCom Canada was the No. 4 ranked solution provider on the CDN Top 100 list with revenues between $400 to $450 million. The purchase price for CompuCom’s software business has still not been disclosed. This deal will impact the Canadian operation of CompuCom. CDN is expecting a statement from CompuCom Canada regarding this deal and will update this story as soon as that comes in.

Meanwhile, SoftwareOne, a $2 billion licensing solution provider, entered the Canadian market nearly two years ago to the date. SoftwareOne Canada is based in Mississauga as well. One published report said that SoftwareOne will continue to run the Canadian and Mexican operations as is.

CompuCom earlier this year appointed Don Doctor as its new CEO, replacing Jim Dixon, who is retiring and resuming his previous role as chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Doctor is currently CompuCom’s executive chairman and board member. He has been a member of the board for two years. With this new role, Doctor resigned from the board. Dixon said CompuCom conducted a six-month search to find the right CEO, while Doctor spent significant time getting to know CompuCom’s associates and customers – and understanding the opportunities and progress – came to the same conclusion that he is the best-qualified candidate for the position.

But Doctor’s appointment was not the only major executive move at CompuCom. CompuCom also appointed Dan Stone as a senior vice president of CompuCom and president of the company’s end-user enablement business unit. Stone served as president and GM of Lenovo Latin America.

CompuCom also named Pam Baxter as its new CIO. Baxter joined CompuCom in January 2009 from Getronics.