Ingram is the world’s largest IT distributor and parent of AVAD, the national distributor of products for the residential and commercial installation markets.
The Ingram and HNA boards have approved the transaction, expected to close in the second half. Ingram Micro will operate as a subsidiary of Tianjin Tianhai, whose largest stockholder is HNA.
HNA Group generated 2015 revenues of $29 billion through its interests in aviation, tourism and logistics. It employs almost 180,000 people worldwide.