CDW Announces Agreement to Acquire Scalar Decisions Inc., a Leading Canadian Technology Solutions Provider

Acquisition broadens CDW Canada’s solutions portfolio, deepens
technical skillset and extends geographic reach

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CDW (NASDAQ: CDW) today announced its agreement to acquire Scalar
Decisions Inc., a leading technology solutions provider in Canada with
locations across the country and trailing 12-month net sales of
approximately C$250 million.

“Helping customers optimize the value of their IT investments is core to
our mission,” said Chris Leahy, chief executive officer, CDW. “This
strategic acquisition expands our CDW Canada solutions and services
portfolio, extends our in-market presence across Canada and enhances the
value that we can deliver to our customers.”

Scalar was founded in 2004 and has almost 350 coworkers serving
customers across Canada. With a solutions-based approach and a
reputation for solving complex technology challenges, Scalar will
enhance CDW Canada’s technical capabilities and expertise in areas such
as professional and managed services, infrastructure, security and
cloud. The company has been widely recognized for its growth and
industry leadership, receiving the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed
Companies designation from Deloitte, being named one of Canada’s
fastest-growing companies by Canadian Business and gaining recognition
as one of the Top 100 Solutions Providers by Computer Dealer News.

“Joining CDW Canada is a huge win for our customers and our coworkers,”
said Paul Kerr, president and chief executive officer, Scalar. “In CDW
Canada we found shared values with a customer-first focus and a
solutions-led approach.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the Scalar team to CDW Canada,” said J.D.
Hupp, vice president and general manager, CDW Canada. “Together, we will
continue to create value for our customers as we leverage each other’s

The acquisition is expected to close in first quarter 2019, pending
regulatory approvals. Until the deal is complete, the companies will
continue to operate separately. Terms of the transaction were not
disclosed. Scalar is not expected to have a material impact on CDW’s
2019 non-GAAP earnings per share.

About CDW

CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business,
government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States,
the United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company with multinational
capabilities, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 8,900
coworkers. For the trailing 12 months ended September 30, 2018, the
company generated net sales of approximately $16 billion. For more
information about CDW, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release that are not statements of historical fact
are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor
provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995,
including without limitation statements regarding the ability to
complete the transaction and the expected timing for closing; the
expected benefits of the transaction; and any statements regarding the
plans, strategies and objectives for the transaction. These statements
involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those described in such statements. Although CDW
believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking
statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such
expectations will prove to have been correct. Reference is made to a
more complete discussion of forward-looking statements and applicable
risks contained under the captions “Forward-Looking Statements” and
“Risk Factors” in CDW’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2017 and subsequent filings with the SEC. CDW undertakes no
obligation to update or revise any of its forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise,
unless required by law.


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