Computer services supplier Computacenter has brought in Dewe
Rogerson to handle corporate communications surrounding its proposed
flotation, which was announced earlier this week.
Computacenter, which supplies hardware, software and installation advice
to the corporate market counts 51 of the FTSE 100 as clients. It intends
to float in May and expects to be valued at between pounds 850 million
and pounds 900 million.
Tony Carlisle, executive chairman of Dewe Rogerson, said: ’Computacenter
is the market leader by a long way. We’re delighted to be working with
The corporate profile of Computacenter is particularly important ahead
of the proposed flotation as it attempts to attract large City
It is also targeting investors in the US and across Europe. However, 25
per cent of its shares will be given free to its 3,300 employees.
Computacenter was established in 1981 and over the years has made the
transition from a mainframe supplier to a provider of networked PCs. It
claims 31 per cent of the corporate market. Its nearest rivals Compel
and SCC have less than 10 per cent of the market.
Around 90 per cent of Computacenter’s sales are made in the UK, with the
remaining 10 per cent in France and Germany.