Datatec snaps up US dealership

Willing to pay more than $100 million

Datatec is making its debut in the US reseller market through the acquisition of HP specialist dealer Bloomfield Computing Solutions. South African-based Datatec is divvying up $30 million upfront for BCS, and will pay a maximum up to $102 million, if BCS meets profit targets. Based in Michigan, BCS sells exclusively HP enterprise products and services. The company will become part of Logical Networks, Datatec’s end-user reseller division. Datatec last year bought Westcon, a US distributor of networking equipment. The $1 billion t/o group intends to place all its wholesale activities under the Westcon brand.®

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