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DiData buys Kiwi dealer

Reseller snaps up Axon without revealing price tag

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South African distie Dimension Data is paying an undisclosed amount for a New Zealand services company Integral Axon Computer Systems.

The privately-held Kiwi firm claims assets of NZ$ 37,964,699 (£18m), is one of only five Large Account Microsoft-approved resellers in the country and the only tier one IBM dealer.

The deal will be done via DiData's New Zealand tentacle - Datacraft.

Axon said it had a strong position among corporate clients in Auckland, while Datacraft has a stronger presence in government and corporate markets in Wellington.

Robin Hartendorp, MD of Datacraft New Zealand, said the merger would move the company from being an integrator to an outsourcing partner.

DiData has been busy growing organically and through acquisitions. Last year it turned over $4bn (£2.5bn) for a profit of $193m (£121m).

Earlier this summer it was bought by Japan's Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, NTT, for £2bn ($3.2bn).

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