The combination of the two organizations brings a full complement of end-to-end technology solutions in supply chain, application and data center architecture, implementation and managed solutions.  "Our clients, partners and teammates will experience exciting opportunities for growth and development as a result of this acquisition," said Steve Dodenhoff, president of Insight's US business.

"Our decision to join forces with Insight is based on our shared commitment to deliver best in class technology, operations and services to meet our clients' need for IT transformation.  Our enterprise solutions platform, sophisticated offerings, talented professionals and our client base will bring a rich dimension to the Insight organization," said Paul Lidsky, CEO of Datalink.

Terms and Financing

The transaction is subject to certain closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and approval of Datalink's shareholders, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017.

Insight intends to finance the transaction through a combination of cash on hand and borrowings under its existing revolving credit facilities.


J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is acting as financial advisor to Insight.  Insight's legal advisor is Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

Raymond James & Associates is acting as financial advisor and Faegre Baker Daniels LLP is acting as legal advisor to Datalink.

Conference CallInsight will host a conference call and webcast today, November 7, at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the transaction.

The live conference call is available by dialing (877) 402-8904 from the U.S. or (678) 809-1029 from outside the U.S. and entering conference code 3625042.  Supporting materials, as well as a link to an audio webcast of the conference call, will be available at

A replay of the conference call will be available for a limited time beginning approximately one hour after completion of the conference call and can be accessed via the Insight website at

Forward Looking Statements

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