Firoz Lalji

This month’s issue of Executive Perspective features Firoz Lalji, Chairman, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Zones, Inc. Firoz has overseen the company’s growth and development into a global solutions provider throughout its 30-year history, and he offers a unique perspective on the future for the solution provider space. In the interview, Firoz describes some of the most significant shifts and trends he has observed throughout his time at Zones, outlining how the company has responded to the rise of cloud, convergence and other disruptive factors. He sees the rate of innovation as having “increased astronomically,” creating multiple opportunities for all types of solution providers. Firoz also talks about what he expects to see in the channel going forward, particularly relating to evolving vendor partnerships and the impacts of recent major transactions such as Ingram Micro’s acquisition by Tianjin Tianhai. Finally, he outlines what’s next for Zones – identifying significant growth areas that have the potential to transform the industry.

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02 Aug 2021

TowerBrook Capital Partners Makes Strategic Investment in EisnerAmper LLP

Transaction Details TowerBrook Capital Partners, an international investment management firm, has made a strategic investment in EisnerAmper, one of the largest professional services firms in the world, offering premier accounting, tax and business advisory services. The firm will now operate two divisions: EisnerAmper LLP, a licensed CPA firm, will provide attest services; and Eisner Advisory Group LLC,...

16 Jul 2021

Platinum Equity Acquires Ingram Micro

*Financial Information ($USD) Enterprise Value:         $7.2 Billion EV/FY20 Revenue:      0.15x Transaction Details Platinum Equity announced that it has completed the acquisition of Ingram Micro Inc. from HNA Group. Ingram Micro’s total enterprise value in the transaction was $7.2 billion, including $5.9 billion in equity value Ingram will retain CEO Alain Monié and...

13 May 2021

NWN Corp. Acquires Carousel Industries

Financial Information ($USD) Not Disclosed Transaction Details NWN Corporation, a leading Cloud Communications Service Provider (CCSP), announced yesterday that it will acquire fellow solutions provider Carousel Industries. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. New State Capital Partners, majority stakeholder of NWN since 2015, is backing the transaction which will form a combined company...