Chartwell Advises ExpressPoint Technology Solutions on Purchase of TKO Electronics

DEAL SUMMARY

Chartwell is pleased to announce that it advised ExpressPoint Technology Solutions, Inc. (“ExpressPoint” or the “Company”) on its successful acquisition of multi-vendor parts supplier TKO Electronics, Inc. (“TKO”). ExpressPoint has over 20 years of experience servicing multi-vendor electronics including whole unit and spares for POS systems, servers, desktops/laptops, TVs, printers, displays, ATMs, and network equipment across a range of original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”). The addition of TKO provides a complementary expansion of ExpressPoint’s service offerings, brings new breadth and diversity of expertise, and enhances the Company’s geographical scope. TKO’s parts procurement and selling expertise positions the combined Company for its next stage of growth.

ExpressPoint engaged Chartwell as its exclusive financial advisor to lead and execute a broad buy-side transaction process with the goal of identifying acquisition targets that offer products or services complementary to ExpressPoint’s. Throughout the process, Chartwell provided objective counsel and facilitated negotiations on behalf of the Company to ensure ExpressPoint’s first-ever acquisition was a success. Chartwell conducted in-depth analyses to advise ExpressPoint on investment merits, valuation, transaction structuring, and financing needs. In addition, Chartwell facilitated the funding of the transaction and led negotiations with the Company’s lender, CIBC. 

CHARTWELL VALUE ADD

Chartwell has been a dedicated, long-term partner of ExpressPoint’s and the team developed an in-depth understanding of our Company and vision throughout our relationship. This relationship provided a strong platform for our buy-side M&A process. Chartwell understood our growth plan and assisted in finding the optimal partner to take our Company to its next stage. We have been very lucky to have Chartwell’s expert advice throughout the years, and this successful transaction positions us for future growth in many facets. This transaction is a significant leap into the future for ExpressPoint, and it was comforting to know we had a reliable partner looking out for our best interest throughout the process.

David Anderson, CEO

ExpressPoint Technology Solutions, Inc.

ABOUT EXPRESSPOINT

Founded in 1997, ExpressPoint provides industry leading multi-vendor electronics depot repair, inventory management, and custom supply chain services. ExpressPoint is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and operates three additional ISO 9001:2015 certified production facilities in Columbus, Ohio; El Paso, Texas; and Juarez, Mexico.  For more information about ExpressPoint, please visit www.expresspoint.com.

ABOUT TKO

Based in Westlake Village, California, TKO Electronics, Inc. provides multi-vendor parts and service support to clients, including OEMs, corporate resellers, third-party maintenance firms, corporate end users, educational institutions, and healthcare organizations. TKO supports customers’ entire technology lifecycle from acquisition to liquidation. For more information about TKO, please visit www.tkoelectronics.com.

>> For additional information on this transaction, please contact Wil Becker.