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South African channel giant sees massive profit growth

Datatec saw profits rise 159 per cent thanks to "staying nimble" and an aggressive acquisition strategy. The South African group posted profit of R196 million (£19.6 million), on sales of R5.6 billion (£561 billion), compared to R2.6 billion (£260 billion). More than 90 per cent of the technology and services company's profit …
Linda Harrison, 11 Nov 1999
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RBR wins Cisco academic channel rights

Datatec subsidiary RBR Networks has gained the rights from Cisco to distribute its products into the academic sector. The distributor now wants to find 10 key resellers in the UK to specialise in targeting the potentially lucrative market, it said. As part of its accreditation scheme, it will give them training, technical …
A staffer, 12 Nov 1998
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Westcon lines up $175m credit facility

Westcon Group has close a $175m secured credit facility to support working capital requirements for its North American division. The multinational networking equipment distie says the facility, arranged with a syndicate of seven banks, was oversubscribed. This is a " testament to our strength and viability despite current …
Drew Cullen, 29 Jul 2003
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Logicalis flogs ANZ ops to IBM

Logicalis, the networking reseller, has sold its Australian and New Zealand operations to IBM for AUS$88.5m (US$66m) in cash and repayment of loans. IBM said the acquisition will improve its networking consulting and integration business - "an area our clients have identified as fertile ground for business transformation …
Drew Cullen, 29 Mar 2004
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Logicalis completes Avnet reseller acquisition

Logicalis, the South African-owned reseller, has added $100m-a-year revenues to its North American subsidiary with the acquisition of HP end-user specialist, Avnet Partner Solutions (APS). Terms are undisclosed. The acquisition, announced last November and completed today, brings Logicalis' US annual revenues to $450m and its …
Team Register, 10 Jan 2006
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Westcon buys Landis

Westcon, the distie arm of Datatec, is to become Europe's biggest networking distributor through the acquisition of the distribution business of Landis, a Dutch-owned rival. Terms are yet to be finalised, but the two have signed a formal letter of intent. Landis will add E450 million sales to Westcon's turnover and 600 …
Drew Cullen, 16 Jan 2002
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Cisco Euro-disties ratchet up service

RBR Networks, Datatec subsidiary and Europe's biggest Cisco distie, has launched a web site that will enable dealers to "find, quote for and order products more accurately and efficiently than ever before". The site is integrated with Cisco's Network Product Marketplace for resellers. Tech Data, which would like to be Europe's …
Staff writer, 18 Feb 2000
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RBR Networks bouncing following increase in turnover

Former beté noire of the Cisco channel, RBR Networks, has cited its single-vendor focus as the reason for the increase in its turnover by around 100 per cent. The company’s marketing director, Jos White, said turnover had gone from £26 million to £47 million and pointed to year-on-year growth of 175 per cent over the last five …
Sean Fleming, 04 Dec 1998
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Westcon picks up Landis pieces

Westcon is to buy the networking distie assets of Landis, the stricken Dutch-owned firm, for the knockdown price of €7m. It assumes responsibility for 500 employees, fixed assets and customer contracts, but no debt and no liabilities. We guess there's a separate conversation going on for the products in Landis' warehouses. …
Drew Cullen, 26 Apr 2002
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Intel shuts Internet café

Intel has shut down its first and now almost certainly only Internet café. Situated in Malaysia, the store was intended to be a pilot for a chain extending through Asia, according to ZDNET. The chip giant said the store closed following accelerating Internet access in Malaysia. Staying in Malaysia, Dell is to open a second …
Drew Cullen, 15 Jan 2001
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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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RBR founder leaves to start new ventures

Rory Sweet has left RBR Networks to start two new networking businesses. The founder and chairman of Cisco distributor RBR -- this week renamed Comstor -- has set up a networking reseller in Cirencester called Zycko Ltd. Profits from Zycko will be used to start a company called E-cable.com, which will sell networking accessories …
Linda Harrison, 09 Mar 2000
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Anixter retires from European reselling business

Anixter International, the US networking and cabling distributor, is selling off its European network integration unit… because it says the $80 million t/o business is too small. The company is selling ACI (Anixter Communications and Integrations) to South African Persetel Q DataHoldings, for an undisclosed sum. The two …
Drew Cullen, 11 Sep 1998
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Takeover on table for Workplace

Workplace Technologies saw its share price rocket 46 per cent yesterday after the company announced it was in takeover talks. By the time trading closed yesterday, shares in the Hertfordshire-based network reseller had jumped 68 pence to 213 pence. The company admitted it was at an "advanced stage of discussions which may, or …
Linda Harrison, 19 Aug 1999
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Workplace buys Lanbase

This article first appeared in November 1998 Consolidation is picking up speed in the UK network reseller market, with Network Si and Anite Europe both falling to South African-owned companies recently. The latest merger - namely the marriage of Workplace and LanBase Holdings - is an all-British affair. And it's a big one. …
Drew Cullen, 28 Aug 1999
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120 jobs lost as Logical exits PC business

Logical, the networking reseller arm of Datatec group, is withdrawing from the supply and maintenance of PCs and servers in the UK, with the loss of 120 jobs out of a total workforce of 400. Jon Davies, Logical worldwide marcoms director, said the corporate PC supply business was "a scale game in which we are no longer able to …
Drew Cullen, 07 Feb 2001
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Logical pulls plug on IPO

Logical, the networking reseller bit of South African IT group Datatec, has pulled its IPO just weeks before it was due to float on the London Stock Exchange.The company with sales of £364 million in 1999 was expected to carry a market cap of £1.5 billion, according to the Sunday Times. Market conditions are blamed. Merisel has …
Drew Cullen, 22 Oct 2000
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C2000 gears up for Microsoft sales binge

Computer 2000, Tech Data's UK subsidiary, is gearing up for a flurry of activity around renewing Microsoft Software Assurance contracts. These were introduced two years ago and many come up for renewal between now and July. C2000 will provide detailed customer information to the resellers who sold the original contracts. …
John Oates, 09 Mar 2004
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09/09/98 Daily Digest

RBR sale “on the verge” RBR Networks founders Rory Sweet and Ben White are on the verge of “another mega-deal which could net them nearly £15 million each”, according to the News of the World. Channel speculation has centred around the imminent acquisition of RBR by Datatec, the South African-owned networking equipment reseller …
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Sonix-founder Jones resurfaces on Web

Bob Jones, the man who gave Sonix Communications to the world, has set up a company which plans to make the Internet as easy to use as the humble telephone. Equiinet has been backed with a £5 million venture capital injection from Schroder Ventures, which has backed Jones when he set up Sonix in 1992 with £2.1 million. He sold …
Sean Fleming, 30 Apr 1999
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SA's finest chopped up for bush meat

The biggest tech news to come from South Africa (SA) this week was the shock report that Siltek, the holding company for a variety of mostly distribution-focused businesses, has applied for provisional liquidation. In recent years, Siltek conducted an aggressive acquisition drive, snapping up a variety of smaller IT companies …
James Watson, 16 Oct 2001
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Channel Flannel Extra

Haven't got time to read this week's Computer Reseller News or MicroScope? Don't worry, we've read 'em for you. Here's our round-up of some of the channel weeklies' best stories. Computer Reseller News Ingram has launched an online auction for surplus stock. The distributor will primarily use the service to sell return-to-vendor …
Linda Harrison, 08 Mar 2000
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South Africans swoop on European reseller scene

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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How much is a Cisco distribution franchise worth?

This article was first published in September 1998. How much is a Cisco distribution franchise worth? At least £30 million, according a surprising source, The News of the World - the UK's best selling newspaper, but not one noted for its business or technology coverage. It reveals that RBR Networks founders Rory Sweet and Ben …
Drew Cullen, 28 Aug 1999
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Cash Register: 15-21 Feb 2000

21 Feb 2000 WebTV propels e-district into financial stratosphere Virgin is to expand its Aussie mobile phone business. The group has signed a 50-50 deal with Optus – Australia's second-biggest mobile operator - to launch the service down under this autumn. Virgin also hopes to make similar agreements in continental Europe and …
Team Register, 29 Feb 2000