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Avnet Gobbles Up IBM Shop BrightStar Partners

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Avnet (NYSE: AVT), the parent company of distributor Avnet Technology Solutions (ATS), has snapped up BrightStar Partners (BSP), a Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based, $10 million consulting specialist in IBM (NYSE: IBM) business analytics and performance management, and BSP Software, its software development unit, in a move expected to add services depth to the company. Neither party disclosed terms of the transaction, which is expected to close within 30 days. When complete, BSP will be folded into ATS, adding to the distributor’s IBM-focused services lineup. Officials said that the acquisitio (IT news)