Gemcom Software International Inc. and Surpac Minex were two of the leading providers of software for the global mining industry. The acquisition was a highly strategic industry, unites two of the leading companies in the industry with highly complementary products, markets, distribution channels and expertise. Surpac Minex was the dominant player in Australia, the world's largest mining software market, with significant inroads in China and Russia. Combined, the new company took market leadership in North America, Africa, Latin America and Australia.
One of the things that really gave me a lot of confidence, as Corum took us through the process, was that ultimately, a deal is about the people. It’s about chemistry, the fit, the synergy between the people involved.