Calian continues rapid growth with recent European Acquisition

In a recent interview with the Ottawa Business Journal, Stratford client Calian announces recent acquisition that will springboard their growth into the European market. The Kanata based firm has recently completed a deal to buy Comprehensive Training Solutions International, a small company based in Norway that provides crisis management and emergency response training.

During the interview CEO, Kevin Ford states:

“We’re pretty excited about that. It doesn’t sound like a lot of money in the context of our revenues, but strategically it’s a very, very good move for us as a company.”

As Calian hopes to continue building a global defence training business, Ford said getting instant access to a client of that stature is a gigantic step forward and could accelerate the firm’s European growth trajectory.

I think this is an opportunity for us as a Canadian company to get access to some of the NATO markets. To (gain) a presence in Europe, get NATO exposure, win contracts with NATO, that can take years. This makes a lot of sense for us in the growth of our learning business.

For more information view the original article in the Ottawa Business Journal.

About Calian Group Ltd.

Calian employs over 3,000 people in its delivery of solutions for public and private sector customers in defence, communications, government, nuclear and space. Operating in North American and global markets, the Company offers diverse capabilities and expertise in health, training, technology, engineering, emergency management and cyber security. Calian has a presence across Canada and in Europe with manufacturing facility in Saskatoon and its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada.

Stratford has worked with Calian Group Ltd. in the area of Business Operations and IP Strategy, and we value our continued business relationship.