Potential buyers are lining up to take over the European trading arms of MicroWarehouse since its US parent company declared itself bankrupt in September.

Companies that have expressed an interest in buying MicroWarehouse's international assets have begun receiving letters confirming their interest from the firm’s legal representatives.

This follows the $22 million takeover of the US arm by independent direct computer and software reseller, CRN, in September.

Reports claim that Dabs.com, Computacenter, PC World Business and Insight have all expressed interest in buying the international arms of MicroWarehouse.

MicroWarehouse's UK arm continues to engage in normal business, pending serious takeover negotiations expected to begin later this year.