[London, 23rd April 2024]

QBS Technology Group has completed the acquisition of South Africa-based cybersecurity distributor Maxtec. The acquisition continues QBS’ journey to bolster its presence in the META (Middle East, Turkey and Africa) region and continues its journey to become a $1bn global business by 2030. This move aligns QBS goal to significantly expanding their global presence whilst tapping into fast growing emerging markets with promising potential.

Maxtec, headquartered in Johannesburg, SA, has been a prominent value-added distributor for over 38 years, boasting a robust vendor portfolio and deep technical proficiencies. Its reach extends across the 16 countries comprising the South African Development Community (SADC) region, with additional operations in Kenya, Angola and Botswana. Maxtec has over 85 co-workers, operates two foundations and is deeply integrated with the region’s largest resellers and system integrators.

“Acquiring Maxtec is a significant milestone in our expansion strategy and together we will leverage our collective strengths to roll out the QBS platform across the region”. said Dave Stevinson – Group CEO QBS Technology Group. “Maxtec has an exceptionally talented management team with an insane depth of pre-sales technical competency. I am so excited to help all of our existing and new vendors grow their business across Africa.”

“This is a proud moment for our entire team who have enabled a consistent growth trajectory.  With QBS we have found a partner to facilitate further expansion into new territories and sustain growth in our existing regions.  I look forward to the next chapter in Maxtec’s journey and to showcasing our Maxtec talent on this global platform”,” said Praven Pillay – Managing Director, Maxtec

Christine Nel, Commercial Director at Maxtec, echoes Pillay’s sentiments, emphasising the shared vision and values that unite both companies. “Our aligned vision fosters collaboration, ensuring seamless integration of operations and strategies as we move forward together,” Nel affirmed.

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About QBS Technology Group:

Established in 2017, QBS Technology Group (including QBS Software) provides a platform for technology companies and channel partners to increase efficiency and achieve growth. With a focus on innovative software – covering the enterprise, cloud, and consumer markets – QBS Technology Group combines experience, specialist skills, local presence and trusted relationships. 

Named in the London Stock Exchange 1000 companies to inspire Britain, the group is headquartered in London with 10 regional offices across EMEA. QBS is a B Corporation, Climate positive and an Investors in People Gold company.

Learn more by visiting www.qbssoftware.com, or follow us on LinkedIn.


About Maxtec:

Maxtec was established in 1986 and has grown to become one of South Africa’s largest technology distributors. About Maxtec Convergence: The Maxtec Convergence Group of Companies provides a distribution platform for our African Cybersecurity Channel Partners to provide Software, Hardware, Managed Services and Rental Financing across all verticals. Our offerings empower SMB, Enterprise and MSSP resellers to achieve growth while securing Africa’s digital migration.

Find out more: www.maxtec.co.za | www.maxtec.africa