Sage extends reach to South Africa

Link: Sage buys US software group

On Friday, Sage announced an offer to buy Softline, a South African and Australian software group for £66m.

Softline is a developer and supplier of accounting and taxation software for small and medium-sized businesses.

The Sage offer values the company at R2 (17p) a share.

Last month, the Newcastle-based accountancy software group ventured into the US market, buying Timberline in a deal worth £63.9m.

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