Sandpiper reaches agreement to buy Apple Premium Reseller

17 August 2017

SandpiperCI has announced it has reached agreement to buy iQ, the only Apple Authorised Premium Reseller (APR) and official Apple Service Provider (ASP) in the Channel Islands.

iQ is a well-established retail business with shops in both Jersey and Guernsey. The acquisition of Apple’s only APR in the Channel Islands will further Sandpiper’s strategy to grow and develop their business through new and existing partners and brands.

Sandpiper’s CEO Tony O’Neill commented: “This is another significant milestone for Sandpiper and a move into the technology market. iQ is renowned for its excellent products, service and support. We’re intending to build on IQ’s success by investing in additional marketing and resources, particularly around business to business areas where we see opportunities for further growth.”

The transaction is subject to clearance from the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities (CICRA) before the deal can be fully concluded.

There will be no redundancies, Sandpiper expect to be recruiting more staff as the business develops further.

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