CGI Acquires Cognicase Management Consulting (CMC), a Leading IT and Business Consulting Firm



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MADRID, 20 October 2021 / CNW Telbec / – CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announces the acquisition of Cognicase Management Consulting (CMC), a leading provider of technology and management consulting services and solutions for more than 25 years, mainly in the Spanish market.

The acquisition will strengthen CGI’s presence in Spain and strengthen the company’s customer proximity model. CMC will provide CGI with increased capacity to better serve its clients and help them accelerate their digitalization. CMC’s industry-proven expertise and solutions complement CGI’s end-to-end services, ranging from comprehensive consulting capabilities to systems integration and managed IT services.

Founded in 1993, CMC provides high-value digital services to the majority of IBEX 35 companies and serves large clients across all industries. With approximately 1,500 highly qualified professionals, CMC operates through a strong presence in the metropolitan market, supported by delivery centers serving customers in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Colombia and Mexico. Over the years, CMC has become a digital partner of choice thanks to its portfolio of end-to-end services and its strong ecosystem of technology partners.

“We look forward to joining forces with CMC to help our customers accelerate their digitalization and drive even more business value through our unified end-to-end capabilities,” said George D. Schindler, President and CEO of CGI. “CMC’s services, solutions and highly skilled employees will allow us to significantly strengthen our service portfolio and our capabilities in Spain. ”

“CMC and CGI share a corporate culture and common core values, including a strong commitment to talent and innovation and excellence in execution,” said Jean-Michel Baticle, president and chief executive officer. operation of CGI. “I extend a warm welcome to consultants and other CMC professionals to the CGI community.

“CMC is extremely proud to have been chosen by such a renowned industry leader as CGI to continue to grow its business,” said Jaime Hortelano, president of the CMC. “By joining forces, CGI becomes one of the strongest players in our markets, with an excellent, highly competitive team that will continue to deliver distinctive value to our clients. I am delighted to be part of the CGI leadership team.

Foreign investment approval by the Spanish authorities has been received for the acquisition and the transaction is on track to be officially closed by the end of the month.

About CGI
Founded in 1976, CGI is one of the largest independent IT and business consulting firms in the world. With 78,000 consultants and other professionals around the world, CGI offers a portfolio of end-to-end capabilities, ranging from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, and managed IT and management services. business processes and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. CGI’s reported income for fiscal 2020 is C $ 12.16 billion and CGI’s shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at

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