300 professionals to join CGI in Northern Germany to strengthen agile development capabilities and deepen automotive industry expertise...

CGI is pleased to announce its merger (the "Transaction") with ckc AG ("ckc"), a specialized provider of agile software development and management services, with a focus on the automotive sector. A definitive agreement was entered into on September 19, 2018. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close before the end of 2018. Headquartered in Brunswick, Germany, ckc helps clients meet the challenges of digitalization through advanced agile software development, innovative customer experience, mobility, IT modernization, information security, test and project management, and change management services.

"We are pleased to welcome ckc professionals to CGI," said CGI Vice-President Stefan Wichert. "Ckc's services will strategically complement our existing portfolio, enabling us to offer clients a broader array of solutions to drive their digital performance."

"With CGI, we have found the right partner to complement our expertise in the application and automotive sectors," said Christian Krentel, ckc's founder. "Clients will benefit from CGI's end-to-end portfolio of solutions and services, including a scalable global delivery network and a commitment to operational excellence. But, perhaps most importantly, the cultural fit drove our ultimate decision to join forces with CGI."

With the merger of ckc, CGI strengthens its local client proximity model by adding two new locations in Brunswick and Halle, along with more than 300 highly qualified specialists to its current network of 3,000 professionals across 15 locations in Germany.

"IT modernization and digital transformation are at the top of our clients' agendas," said CGI's Torsten Strass, President, Central & Eastern Europe. "Together with ckc, we will offer more innovative services and solutions to our clients as they design and execute their enterprise-wide digital strategies. I would like to welcome ckc's highly skilled professionals to the CGI family. We thank you for your confidence and look forward to working together to successfully execute our strategic growth plans in fiscal 2019 and beyond."read more