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May 15, 2014

Carphone Warehouse and Dixons announce merger

carphonewarehouse Carphone Warehouse and Dixons, two UK retail tech giants, have revealed that they are to merge, creating one of the biggest high street technology brands in the country. Dixons CEO Sebastian James announced the news today while reporting trading details for the financial year, according to SKY News. CurrysPCWorld_0

James is quoted as saying “Today we also announce that we are setting out on a new journey with Carphone Warehouse and it is good to be in such a strong position as we embark on this adventure. The ability to take what we have built in electrical retailing and add the profound expertise of Carphone Warehouse in connectivity would make us a leading force in retailing for a connected world. Together we can create a seamless experience for our customers that will enable technology to deliver what it promises – that is, to make their lives better.”

Sir Charles Dunstone, the Carphone co-founder, is to be chairman of the combined group, with Dixons occupying the top two executive roles in the form of Sebastian James, chief executive, and Humphrey Singer, chief financial officer. Andrew Harrison, Carphone’s chief executive, will become deputy chief executive, while Roger Taylor, deputy chairman of Carphone, and John Allan, the Dixons Retail chairman, will be named deputy chairmen of the new company. Precise details of the merger have not yet been confirmed, but earlier reports indicated that the new Dixons Carphone Group would be formed as part of a £3.7 billion ($6.2 billion) deal in which both Dixons and CPW are equal partners. Source: SKY News

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini