Tech Data Corp. (Nasdaq: TECD), one of the world’s biggest distributor of technology products and services, is buying Avnet Inc.’s (NYSE: AVT) tech solutions group for $2.6 billion to expand in Asia and pursue next-generation products.

In other tech related deals, Accel-KKR has agreed to acquire Smart Communications from Thunderhead; L Squared Capital Partners has purchased education technology company Learners Edge; and TPG said it will buy a stake in Intel’s McAfee Unit.

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