COMPUTERLINKS Financial Results YOY 2012

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COMPUTERLINKS Announces Record Results for 2012 and Positive Outlook for 2013

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COMPUTERLINKS AG, the next generation global distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, today announced a 22 percent increase in revenue for the 2012 fiscal year compared to the same period last year. Group revenue across all the COMPUTERLINKS regions (Europe, ME/APAC and North America) rose from 1.020 billion US$ to 1.246 billion US$ compared to the 12 months to end of December 2011. EBITDA (before One-Off items) also rose by 23 percent compared to the previous year.

COMPUTERLINKS attributes its sustained success to organic growth fuelled by the continuing global demand for products and services designed to protect and optimize corporate IT networks. Established customer relations with globally operating system integrators have also contributed to the company’s success and international expansion strategy. Growth has been driven by all the regions in which it operates, with North America and ME/APAC growing at the fastest rate. Its well-established core market of Europe has also continued to develop, suggesting performance well ahead of the 4.2% growth predicted by Gartner in its Worldwide IT Spending Forecast Summary, Q4 2012 Update.

“The results not only mark the on going development of our company, but also serve as confirmation of our organic expansion and growth strategy. As a financially robust company COMPUTERLINKS delivers a product and service portfolio with global appeal and largely independent of the economy,” said Stephan Link, CEO and founder of COMPUTERLINKS AG.

Following the establishment of additional locations in India and Eastern Europe in recent months, COMPUTERLINKS now operates in 25 countries worldwide with 660 staff.

“The positive development of the company has been shaped substantially by the goal-oriented, close cooperation with our majority shareholder EQUISTONE Partners Europe (formerly Barclays Private Equity),” said Link. “The turnover of COMPUTERLINKS has soared by more than 75 percent since EQUISTONE’s involvement in August 2008.”

Key milestones of this partnership include the setting up of a global support center (2009), the expansion of the range of services offered to include various cloud and managed services for the IT channel (2010) and also tools and support services for the creation and expansion of new data center (2011).

“IT security and Internet-based technologies around the areas cloud and mobility are highly consulting-intensive markets,” said Link. “With our investments, both geographically and technology-related, in these markets our products and services make a significant contribution to our customers’ success.”

The Management Board of COMPUTERLINKS AG is optimistic about the future against the background of the strong results for 2012 and an encouraging start to the current year. The company is also planning to develop markets in Latin America. “I am confident that we will also show growth in double figures in the fiscal year 2013,” said Stephan Link.



COMPUTERLINKS is the next generation distributor of IT security, network performance and Internet technology, providing U.S. and Canadian channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers and service providers. COMPUTERLINKS concentrates on dynamic technologies such as cloud computing, virtualisation, and the growing area of IP Physical Security. It provides a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio, backed by an extensive range of knowledge-based professional and managed services, to ensure its channel partners deliver the right solutions to their customers. COMPUTERLINKS is 100 percent committed to the two-tier channel and delivers profitable growth to its partners and competitive advantage to their customers by providing a full-service package of technical, sales and marketing support, practical training and efficient logistics. The company currently has 660 employees operating across 25 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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