Johannesburg- and London-listed IT group Datatec, has acquired BDA Connect, a 15-man management consulting business based in New Delhi, India, as part of its plan to bolster its focus on emerging markets.
“The acquisition gives Datatec’s management consultancy subsidiary, Analysys Mason, a platform to develop its consulting business in India and to support its existing operations in Singapore and Dubai,” the group says in a statement.
“BDA’s research capabilities will enable Analysys Mason to deliver global research coverage to its clients.”
Datatec CEO Jens Montanana describes the deal as a “springboard into the Indian market and as a means of enhancing the scope of Analysis Mason’s global research offering”.
“It also reflects our strategic intent to develop all of our businesses in emerging markets,” Montanana says. — Staff reporter, TechCentral