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PCM may become a takeover target

PCM may become a takeover target

PCM Inc., an El Segundo company that sells information technology products and services, has attracted little attention in more than a quarter-century of business.

But that soon may change.

The owner of a competing company has starting snapping up PCM's stock, raising speculation of a possible takeover.

Firoz Lalji, chairman of technology company Zones Inc. in Auburn, Wash., now owns about 5% of PCM, according to a regulatory filing. And he called PCM "one of the poorest-performing companies in its industry."

PCM's most visible brand is the MacMall retail stores it operates in Torrance, Santa Monica, Huntington Beach and Chicago, where it sells computers,...

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