Feb, 12 2018 12:05 JST

Source: NEC Corporation

NEC Increases Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa-based ICT Solutions Company XON into a Subsidiary


TOKYO, Feb, 12 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced an increase in investment in XON Holdings Proprietary Limited (XON), an ICT solutions company based in the Republic of South Africa, making it a subsidiary through NEC Europe Ltd.

XON, a Systems Integrator throughout Sub-Saharan Africa established in 1996, designs, builds, operates, and manages information and communication technology (ICT) solutions created specifically for customers.

In a bid to expand its business in Africa, NEC made an investment in 2015 in XON that saw NEC take up a 25% stake in XON to unlock synergies between NEC's African operation and XON. Following the successful synergies and value created through the first transaction, NEC decided to increase its investment in XON in a second transaction that sees NEC increase its stake in the merged XON-NEC Africa business to 59.1%.

NEC expects rapid growth in its Sub-Saharan Africa business, where a huge market exists for its Safer Cities, Energy, Cybersecurity and Telecommunication solutions, amongst others. The combined XON-NEC Africa business provides NEC with the platform to capitalize on these opportunities.

NEC launched its operations in Africa in 1963 and has continued to contribute to the Continent mainly through building telecommunication and broadcasting infrastructure. In 2011, it established NEC Africa (Pty) Ltd. in South Africa, a company focused on growing NEC's business in the Sub-Saharan region.

"This increased investment in XON will see NEC and XON boost their sales within each other's customers and accelerate growth through the provision of NEC's products and technologies fit for the region. While capitalizing on the large number of advanced IT engineers employed by XON, NEC will bolster its capacity to provide integrated solutions covering consulting, systems construction and maintenance. Thereby, NEC will aim to expand its social solution business in the Sub-Saharan region and in the rest of the African region," said Hironobu Kurosaki, President and CEO, NEC Europe.


About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. The NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security efficiency and fairness of society. Under the company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.


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Source: NEC Corporation
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