The amalgamation will allow the combined firms to offer services from their offices in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and France, and soon in the United States, the companies stated.
With $60 million in annual revenues, the combined 500-employee company plans to hire 150 more consultants starting in the fall and continuing until 2013.
"The merger of these two enterprises, who share the same values, and offer complementary services, is an accelerator to our growth plan that began a little over a year ago following the buyback of the CIA shares originally held by CGI," stated Ghyslain Rivard, CIA founder and chair of the board of directors.
CIA just opened an office in Toronto in May. It was founded in 1992 and serves industries including finance, property insurance and transportation, as well as the public sector.
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