PC Mall acquires ClubMac parent

Apr 03, 2002 10:30 PM  By

Torrance, CA-based computer cataloger PC Mall has acquired virtually all of the assets of fellow computer cataloger Pacific Business Systems (PBS). The $84 million PBS produces the ClubMac catalog.

“With the majority of their current sales derived from their outbound direct marketing sales force, the PBS acquisition is aligned with the focal point of PC Mall’s business strategy,” PC Mall chairman/president/CEO Frank Khulusi said in a statement. “PBS and PC Mall also use the same enterprise software, which simplifies the integration of the two companies and speeds the realization of any potential synergies.”

Khulusi also said that the $718.1 million PC Mall “will continue to look for acquisitions.”

The acquisition is the second among computer catalogers in less than two weeks. Last week PC Connection bought online computer supplier MoreDirect.