Part of the SCH Group, SCH Distribution will absorb IQ Sys into its business while retaining and building on the IQ Sys identity, which will trade alongside its other distribution brands.
Paul Eccleston, SCH group director responsible for distribution, said: “We are seeing an explosion of growth around applications, server and desktop virtualisation. This acquisition forms a key part of our long-term strategy to continuously evolve and grow our capabilities around all leading and new technologies.
“As a result of this deal we have enhanced our ability to support our reseller partners in taking the best and latest solutions to their customers to maximise sales opportunities.”
Sean Fane, managing director of IQ Sys, said: “We are very excited to be joining this specialist distribution group which has a fantastic reputation for achieving sustained, profitable growth. Access to supportive infrastructure, within a financially stable group with a common vision means IQ Sys can focus even more exclusively on value solution development around Citrix.”
Kevin Bland, partner sales director UK and Ireland at Citrix Systems, said: “As SCH already holds the rights to distribute Citrix, the purchase is a reflection of their continued support and investment in Citrix and is the result of a deliberate decision to extend their reach further into the channel and take IQ Sys' strength into their own extended base.”