Brightpoint buys British wireless company

Brightpoint Great Britain Ltd., a unit of Plainfield-based Brightpoint Inc., has bought the wireless distribution business of Hugh Symons Group Ltd. for $586,000.

Hugh Symons also will receive up to an additional $7.2 million if it reaches certain performance goals over the next three years.

The acquisition gives Brightpoint a long-desired entry into the United Kingdom. Hugh Symons executives have been asked to stay with Brightpoint.

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