Konica Minolta to buy Raber Marcker
Konica Minolta has announced it will buy software and network designer Raber +Marcker, resulting in new business consultancy services being brought to the company.
A share purchase agreement has been made between the two businesses, with Raber+Marcker set to be a subsidiary which will retain its own name and brand.
In a statement, Konica Minolta said: "KMBD will acquire the know-how of various consultation strategies to offer optimized total business operation, such as the introduction and operation of enterprise system setup or stable IT system operation."
The company added that the strategic collaboration will enable it to obtain the know-how of IT solutions in order to offer high-value-added services, including business process consultancy.
Raber+Marcker is not the only firm bought by Konica Minolta, as the company recently purchased Charterhouse PM, which has a turnover of £98 million.
It is hoped the deal will boost the firm's existing range of beyond printing services by introducing print management to its current range.
Posted by Barry Ashmore