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Jilted Apax gets second bite at GFI Informatique

Private equity group Apax Partners has closed in on leading French reseller GFI Informatique, having taken a 15 per cent stake in the firm. In a surprise move, Apax bought the shares on 7 August, the eve of Fujitsu's bid closing, raising doubts over the Japanese PC vendor's chances of securing the 66.7 per cent shareholder …
Kelly Fiveash, 09 Aug 2007

Channel carousel sees resellers, execs change places

Microsoft laid its cards on the table - or its pictures at any rate - with the announcement of its table-top computer technology, dubbed Surface Computing. The top secret technology uses IR cameras to recognise and identify objects when they are placed on the table top which is also a 30-inch back-projected screen for a built- …
Billy MacInnes, 31 May 2007
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Fujitsu wagons circle GFI Informatique

Fujitsu Services has formally published an unsolicited offer to buy GFI Informatique, the leading French reseller. The €419m ($569m) offer represents a premium of 19.5 per cent over GFI's closing price last week, the company says. With GFI under its wing, Fujitsu Services would gain a much stronger coverage in France and Spain …
Drew Cullen, 28 May 2007

Fujitsu swoops on GFI Informatique

Fujitsu Services wants to buy GFI Informatique, the French reseller which wants to be bought by the private equity group Apax. So it is bypassing GFI's reseller's board to appeal directly to the company's shareholders. Yesterday, it confirmed its intention to launch a counter-offer for the company at a price of €8.50 per share …
Drew Cullen, 02 May 2007

ISG Webb sold for £17m

ISG Webb, the UK-based networking reseller, has been sold to its managers and Royal London Private Equity for £17m. The changing of the guard gives the founding shareholders an exit route, and it also brings some new money – amount unspecified – to the table, enabling the firm "to pursue strategic growth opportunities in the IT …
Drew Cullen, 18 Mar 2005

GFI Informatique pulling out of UK, Northern Europe

GFI Informatique is moving ahead with its plan to offload its Northern European operations, the French services group said as it announced its 2004 results this week. However, writing down goodwill on the Northern European operations has cost it dear, with a €29.8m charge for goodwill amortization putting a hole in its 2004 …
Team Register, 17 Mar 2005
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ECS Buys GADC Networks

ECS, the UK subsidiary of French reseller giant GFI Informatique, has bought GADC Networks, a rival networking systems integrator for an undisclosed sum. The group now has UK revenues of more than £25 million a year and a British staff head count of 150. No jobs will be lost in the takeover. The new organisation will continue …
Drew Cullen, 14 Oct 2000