The Catalyst Group specializes in mergers and acquisitions for information technology and telecommunications businesses. We have represented a broad range of clients, from large public companies to smaller private enterprises, which are sometimes too small for serious attention by traditional investment banking firms yet are big enough to require sophisticated, senior management expertise.Operating on a global scale, The Catalyst Group enables clients to move quickly as they seek to broaden into new markets or sharpen their focus on core opportunities through acquisition, divestiture or corporate alliances The company offers clients a high level of professionalism, based on a unique combination of direct involvement by seasoned IT operating executives, technology expertise, extensive international business contacts and transaction-closing experience. The Catalyst Group can help companies - hardware, software, service, or telecommunications - to map out a strategy and then smoothly and effectively execute the transactions needed to carry out that strategy.
|"We selected Catalyst above others on our short list primarily because we were impressed with the principals …"
Burke Corbet, former board chairman Gemcom Software International Inc.
"The process was efficient, timely and sensible. Most importantly, it worked well in obtaining the bids we sought at prices that were well above initial expectations.
…this was the smoothest sale I've been involved in. The relations between Catalyst, Company and Board were excellent throughout.”
Ian Reid, former director, Gemcom Software International Inc.
|Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM), the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, wanted to extend its global reach whilst maintaining its leading market position. It had a two pronged strategy to achieve this goal: increasing the share of its traditional software markets, and establishing a leadership position in the emerging market for enterprise-class Mining Execution Solutions. Needing to maintain its high rate of profitable growth while implementing these strategies, the Gemcom board determined that the flexibility to realize the company’s goals would be difficult to achieve as a stand-alone public company.|
|Gemcom retained The Catalyst Group to advise on the possible sale of the company. Catalyst reviewed Gemcom’s business and its market position, and presented Gemcom with a targeted range of potential acquirers. Gemcom was an ideal fit with the investment strategy of JMI Equity, The Carlyle Group and Pala Investment Holdings, who emerged the successful bidder from Catalyst’s auction process. Catalyst also provided a fairness opinion on the transaction to Gemcom’s board.|
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|The assets of Pentland Systems Ltd||SSA Global
|Gemcom Software International Inc.||SSISearch Ltd|
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|Curtiss-Wright Corporation||Baan Corporation||JMI Equity The Carlyle Group Pala Investment Holdings||State Street Bank Corporation|