International Information and Communications Technology group Datatec Limited subsidiary acquires UK based Direct Visual Ltd

Datatec Limited (DTC), the international Information and Communications Technology group, Monday announced that its subsidiary Logicalis Group Limited agreed to acquire Direct Visual Limited, a Tandberg (now part of Cisco) Platinum Partner based in the UK, for a cash consideration.

Direct Visual is one of the UK's leading independent suppliers of video communications with a strong audio-visual and managed service offering. It has annual revenues of approximately US$15 million. The full terms of the consideration have not been disclosed. The business will be integrated into Logicalis' Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) operation to strengthen its video offering.  

Jens Montanana, Datatec's Chief Executive commented that this acquisition marks a great opportunity for Logicalis to develop its video business in line with its UCC capabilities, and further broaden the offerings within its managed services and cloud computing expertise.

Datatec Group is a global provider of ICT products, solutions and services with operations in over 40 countries.  With the industry's leading brands in its portfolio, the Group operates in three distinct areas of the IT supply chain namely Distribution of Networking and Communications Technologies (Westcon Group), ICT Solutions & Services (Logicalis) and TMT Consulting (Analysys Mason & Intact).

Datatec has over 4000 employees world-wide and its shares are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications & collaboration; data centre; and professional and managed services.

With its international headquarters in the UK, Logicalis Group employs over 1,900 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues in excess of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications service providers, specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

Analysys Mason, another of Datatec subsidiaries, provides management consulting advice and market intelligence services to the telecoms, IT and digital media industries. The investment further reinforces Logicalis position and offering in the UK.

24 Jan 2011.