Who we are

Datatec is an international ICT solutions and services group operating in more than 70 countries across six continents. Through three core operating divisions, the Group offers technology distribution (WestconGroup), integration and managed services (Logicalis) and consulting and research (Analysys Mason, Mason Advisory and the Via Group).

The Group was founded in 1986 and listed on the JSE in 1994. It has a secondary listing on AIM in London.

Technology distribution


WestconGroup which goes to market as Westcon-Comstor, is a value-added technology distributor of security, collaboration, networking and data centre solutions and products.

  • 70 countries across six continents
  • Revenues of US$4.9 billion
  • 30 years of local market expertise serving over 20 000 customers
  • 20 logistics and stocking facilities shipping to 180 countries and territories
  • Global network of speciality resellers, systems integrators and service providers
  • Vendor portfolio offerings in security, unified communications and collaboration, networking, data centre, cloud, and services solutions

Integrated and managed services


Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider.

  • 27 countries across five continents
  • Revenues of US$1.5 billion
  • 28 years of delivering technology solutions to over 6 500 corporate and public sector customers
  • Specialist in digital technologies and services including data centre and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernisation
  • Strong global partnerships with technology leaders to deliver innovative technology platforms, services and solutions to customers

Consulting and research

Analysys Mason, Mason Advisory and the Via Group

Strategic and technical consulting and research.

  • 12 countries across four continents
  • Supporting clients in over 100 countries
  • Analysys Mason is a specialist adviser on telecommunication, media and technology and offers strategic, trusted advisory, modelling and market intelligence services
  • Mason Advisory is a UK-based ICT consultancy advising clients across a range of industries
  • Delivering tangible benefits to operators, vendors, governments, regulators, service and content providers, financial institutions and private equities
Analysys Mason, Analysys Advisory, Via Group

Our vision

To be a global leader in speciality, high-value ICT solutions through distribution and integrated services businesses, in collaboration with best-in-class vendor technology partners.

We have built an extensive global footprint through our entrepreneurial expansion and aim to continue to add technology agility and service excellence to deliver value to all stakeholders.

Our business

Our business philosophy has its roots in an entrepreneurial culture. We are committed to being ethical, honest, socially responsible corporate citizens and strive to be an employer of choice: attracting, developing and retaining talented people.

We value business partnerships and we work towards creating shareholder value by developing a best-in-class portfolio of actively managed businesses operating in the high-value, fast growing sectors of the ICT market.

Our investment proposition

Datatec offers shareholders an opportunity to invest in a leading international ICT group that is uniquely positioned to take advantage of best-in-class solutions in security, networking, unified communications, cloud and data centre technologies.

Located in 70 countries supported by more than 8 500 skilled employees and experienced multinational management

Global presence

Well positioned in strong technology areas and managed services with leading technology vendors and quality customer profile

Strategic relationships

Related but operationally diversified businesses diversify income and provide unique growth opportunities


Delivering organic and acquisitive growth

Proven track record

Providing long-term returns to shareholders

Financial returns