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Bytes Tech Group in 'early' talks with acquisition target

Bytes Technology Group (BTG) is courting management at a software services target as the ink still dries on yesterday's contract to offload its Xerox concessionaire. The Surrey-based business that has South African owners, sold the Bytes Document Solutions to fellow Xerox player Xeretec for an undisclosed sum as it was not …
Paul Kunert, 02 May 2014
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Bytes' NHS deal loss hits revs – but biz margins rise

Bytes Technology Group's (BTG) top line took a hammering in fiscal 2012 ended February from the loss of a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement with the NHS – but efforts to push up gross margins boosted the bottom line. The Surrey-based reseller saw sales fall 16 per cent to £125m for the 12 months as two NHS true-ups in the previous …
Paul Kunert, 16 Apr 2012
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Bytes hungry for more buys

Bytes Technology group has signalled its intent to continue acquiring to fill out the holes in its portfolio. The Surrey-based Microsoft and Xerox house last week signed off the purchase of Security Partnerships (SP) for an undisclosed sum following a three-year break from acquisitions. But group MD Neil Murphy told The Reg …
Paul Kunert, 12 Aug 2011
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Bytes swallows Security Partnerships

Surrey-based Bytes Technology Group has swallowed Security Partnerships (SP) in a bid to start reducing its software division's reliance on Microsoft licensing. Bytes has forked out for a couple of Xerox concessionaires in the past half decade, buying Xclusive in 2006 and Planflow Systems two years later, but has been relatively …
Paul Kunert, 02 Aug 2011

Two Xerox houses become one: Pair of copycats now big, fat £57m UK firm

Print integrator Xeretec has wolfed down fellow Xerox house Bytes Document Solutions (BDS) for an undisclosed sum. The deal, which was closed in the wee small hours of this morning, will create a £57m turnover organisation that employs 220 staff across 11 offices in the UK and Ireland, the firms claimed. Darren Spence, UK MD at …
Paul Kunert, 01 May 2014
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Bytes wants to buy UK reseller

Bytes Technology Group is in 'intense discussions' on where it will find the money to pay for a profitable UK IT business, South African newspaper Business Day reports. The company doesn't have big cash reserves, and South African paper is not exactly the most attractive stock in the world. Bytes used to be called USKO, but …
Drew Cullen, 10 May 2002
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Bytes bought by USKO

Bytes Technology Group, the Epsom, Surrey corporate reseller, has been bought by South African IT company USKO Ltd. Terms were undisclosed. BTG said its new parent company would fund the company's drive for growth. "For our customers it means increased credibility, enhanced resources and access to a far wider skills base", the …
A staffer, 16 Oct 1998
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LARs to Microsoft: Please make deal reg programme that works

Updated Microsoft is being urged by large account resellers (LARs) to take steps to speed up the deal registration process more than two months after launch. LARs continue to complain of the Partner Sales Exchange (PSE) – the centralised system underpinning the process – crashing intermittently, forcing Partner Account Managers to …
Paul Kunert, 12 Apr 2012
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BT takes 40% of CfH spending

Connecting for Health spent £470m with BT last year, more than twice as much as went to CSC. BT's dominance of health service IT has been revealed by government figures showing the firm received more than two-fifths of NHS Connecting for Health's 2009-10 £1.1bn supplier budget. The data, released by the Department of Health ( …
Kable, 08 Sep 2010
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Cambridge IT firm sells out to South Africans

Black economic empowerment group PanTech has joined the ever growing list of South African companies hot on the acquisition trail in the UK. PanTech yesterday bought Cambridge-based Cruisequest, which will complement the South African company's IT division, BizTech. The UK consultancy and IT services company will become PanTech’ …
Linda Harrison, 04 Dec 1998
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Avnet launches ACS in Europe

Avnet, the US electronics distribution giant, yesterday announced the official launch of its Applied Computing Solutions division in Europe. It will be headed by Jerry Kagele, already a senior Avnet exec. The business unit is one of three within Avnet's Applied Computing division, all of which target system builders. The …
Team Register, 10 May 2001
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Compel short-term prospects ‘not normal’

Compel released this statement, to be uttered at the reseller's AGM today: "Although performance in the first quarter of the financial year was in linewith our budget, trading conditions, overall, continue to be difficult. We remain positive about our longer term prospects but see no early return to more normal market conditions …
Drew Cullen, 08 Nov 2000
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South Africans swoop on European reseller scene

Analysis It helps when your business is not for sale. It helps, too, when your prospective buyer is one of the South Africans who seem to be paying top dollar for European channel companies. Latest on the scene is USKO, a Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company that has marked its arrival in the UK with the £15.5 million acquisition …
Drew Cullen, 28 Aug 1999
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Get your MS licences – 2% below cost!

The UK arm of Enta, the Taiwanese OEM distie, has provoked a furious response from rivals for selling Microsoft OEM licences at two per cent below cost. For cash, presumably upfront, of course. 'Commercial suicide', says Ideal Hardware: "...shooting themselves in the foot," says Bytes Technology Group. Enta denies it's selling …
Drew Cullen, 14 Aug 2002