Brightstar Completes 20:20 Acquisition

Brightstar has announced today it has completed its acquisition of 20:20 Mobile. Brightstar’s newest company, named Brightstar 20:20, serves the entire European marketplace with facilities in the UK, Spain, Hungary, Portugal, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Brightstar 20:20 currently serves more than 3,500 customers in 13 countries with annual revenues of nearly $1.6 billion. The acquisition expands Brightstar’s local presence to 55 countries on six continents.

Through Brightstar 20:20, mobile operators, retailers and suppliers throughout Europe will have access to the best of 20:20 Mobile and Brightstar services, including value-added distribution, supply chain solutions, buy-back and trade-in services, handset protection and insurance, multi-channel retail services and financial solutions.

“Brightstar 20:20 leverages our global distribution and logistics infrastructure, along with our strong supplier relationships, to deliver unmatched innovation and value for mobile operators and retailers in Europe,” said Marcelo Claure, founder and CEO Brightstar Corp. “I want to thank the Brightstar and 20:20 Mobile teams who worked tirelessly to bring this deal to fruition, as well as 20:20 Mobile customers, who have been tremendously supportive of the new endeavor.”

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine

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