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Computacenter splashes out on French reseller

Computacenter's French tentacle is paying €21m for Paris-based reseller Top Info SAS. The deal will see Computacenter pay €21m initially, followed by a €1m cash bonus at year end, dependent on performance, and a further €15m in cash for the anticipated net cash on the books at the closing date – end of March 2011. Top Info has …
John Oates, 15 Feb 2011
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Computacenter UK biz hit by spending 'freeze' in banks

Computacenter's UK profits and kit sales were dampened by a capital expenditure "freeze" among banking customers, but this was more than offset at group level by a stronger turnout in Europe. In a trading update to the LSE, Computacenter (CC) said group revenues for the first calendar quarter were up 9 per cent year-on-year, …
Paul Kunert, 18 Apr 2012
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Computacenter Germany pips UK operation in growth stakes

Computacenter's (CC) UK operation fell under the shadow of its German counterpart – for the first time in history – during H1 following steep declines in product reselling. The services-based reseller today issued a trading statement for H1, showing that group revenues were up 6 per cent year-on-year. In constant currency and …
Paul Kunert, 12 Jul 2011
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SCC swallows French services firm LNA

SCC has expanded its French operation after acquiring Boulogne-based IT services outfit LNA for an undisclosed sum. The deal for the €66m turnover business widens the sales gap with SCC's archrival Computacenter, which forked out €21m for Top Info SAS earlier this year to cement its position as the third-largest dealer in France …
Paul Kunert, 08 Sep 2011
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Are things looking up in biz? Rosier prospects for Computacenter

Computacenter's UK ops have begun to shine again, driven by IT services wins, following something of a stagger in the opening three months of the year. In a trading update, CC said group sales were up eight per cent in constant currency for H1, the six months ended 30 June, with services and products revenues up 15 per cent and …
Paul Kunert, 17 Jul 2012
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Computacenter's Euro ops outshine sluggish UK biz

Computacenter saw UK revenues slip in 2011, but strong growth in its European operations boosted revenues overall and underpin a bullish forecast for 2012. The mega reseller and services firm’s German, French and Belgian operations now account for just under half its adjusted operating profit, emphasising its success on the …
Joe Fay, 13 Mar 2012
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Computacenter buys £5.4m-worth of DAMAX

Computacenter (CC) has expanded its European footprint by splashing out £5.4m for a majority stake in Swiss IT service provider DAMAX AG. Under the terms of the deal, services-based reseller CC has snapped up 80 per cent of the firm, which includes over 2m CHF net cash on the balance sheet. London-based CC said this morning in …
Paul Kunert, 21 Jul 2011
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HW Roundup India strikes

Welcome, then, to ItIQOnline, a very literate site - as you'd expect from India - which also seems to have a top story about Hewlett-Packard up there. Unfortunately, our Chinese, Japanese and Korean is not too good, otherwise we'd link to those sites all the time. They seem to have more hardware news than most. Intel reckons …
Mike Magee, 07 Sep 2000