LexisNexis South Africa just agreed to purchase Korbitec (Pty) Ltd from the Naspers Group for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is subject to approval by the South African Competition Commission. Korbitec is a provider of content-enabled workflow solutions for South African property professionals, with two leading products, GhostConvey and Windeed, in addition to its Banking and Municipal services divisions. The business has its head office in Cape Town and has a major presence in Johannesburg with smaller satellite offices in Durban, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and East London. Korbitec has about 290 employees.
Purchasing Korbitec and its wealth of expertise in the conveyancing market allows LexisNexis to further expand its world class legal information provision in South Africa. The transaction leaves Naspers to focus on its remaining South African property interests in Property24, the leading South African property portal, and in PayProp, a property rental payment switch.
NOTE: During the period 2001 to 2006 Korbitec was also active in the legal IT market promoting a long-since end-of-lifed document assembly system called GhostFill that was pitched as an alternative to HotDocs.