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RFMW buys Germany-based MRC Gigacomp and MRC Components

20th March 2023
Mick Elliott

US-based distributor RFMW is beefing up its international presence by acquiring MRC Gigacomp (MRCG) and MRC Components (MRCC) in Germany.

Both MRCG and MRCC represent and distribute industry-leading manufacturers of RF, microwave, millimetre-wave components, in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Benelux.

The agreement extends RFMW’s footprint across Europe, and it enhances their position as a highly skilled, experienced and technical, sales and marketing organisation.

The transaction is subject to merger clearance approval, and is expected to close on March 31, 2023.

“We are excited about this agreement with RFMW,” comments Frank Lauber, managing director of MRC Gigacomp. “RFMW’s products directly align with our focus and customer base. We are particularly excited to become a part of the RFMW family and we look forward to working with our new global colleagues.”

"We are confident that RFMW’s partnership with the MRC Organisation will enhance our ability to provide customers with best-in-class solutions and support,” says James Millsap, managing director of MRC Components.

“We appreciate MRC’s closely aligned mission and philosophy with RFMW’s,” states Mike Carroll (pictured), vice president of global sales at RFMW. “MRC’s excellent customer relationships and European coverage will further enhance RFMW’s international footprint and strengthen our line card. We are confident that our customers and suppliers will benefit from the acquisition, and we look forward to working with the team.”

Ben Skipper, finance director of the Exponential Technology Group, adds, “We are delighted to welcome the MRC group to the XTG family. As we continue to expand our global portfolio, the addition of MRC will help further cement RFMW’s position as the premier technical distributor of RF & Microwave semiconductors, connectors, and components in Europe.”

The deal follows RFMW's acquisition of Spantech Technology Solutions, a specialist RF and microwave distributor based in Spain.

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