Datatec eyes cutbacks after two disposals

JOHANNESBURG – Datatec is eyeing cost-cutting measures and right-sizing after the JSE-listed information communication technology company made two major disposals in the six months to September.

The group disclosed this information during the results presentation yesterday. Datatec said it has sold Westcon-Comstor’s businesses in North America and Latin America (Westcon Americas), as of September 1, and a 10percent interest in the remaining part of Westcon-Comstor (Westcon International) to Synnex Corporation for $630million (R9.05billion) in cash, with the potential for an earn-out of up to $200m in cash.

“This business, which has faced difficult trading for the last few years, will be reshaped …read more