MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2013) - CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) (NYSE:GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, was recognized with both the Information Technology Industry Award as well as the Foreign Outbound - Global Award for the company's acquisition of Logica plc. The award was presented by the Canadian Dealmakers during its gala last evening in Toronto.
The Information Technology Industry Award recognizes the most outstanding transaction that has benefited its industry by promoting innovation and growth, establishing M&A best practices, enhancing customer service and/or product delivery or creating value that extends beyond a return on investment. The Foreign Outbound - Global Award is presented to the company whose transformational deal further enhances a Canadian champion on the world stage.
"We are honoured to be recognized for the transformational combination of CGI and Logica, one which spanned more than 40 countries, adding critical mass and key client relationships around the world," said R. David Anderson, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. "CGI now has the scale and scope to bring efficiencies and effectiveness to global companies and governments. We are also better positioned to provide our 71,000 members with an array of opportunities to build rewarding careers as owners, contributing to a track record of superior results and industry-leading returns for the long-term."
About the Canadian Dealmakers program
As the only program of its kind in Canada, the Canadian Dealmakers program recognizes participants who have made a significant contribution to the M&A market. The awards honor Canadian companies and individuals whose transactions have significantly impacted their industry through innovation and growth; establishment of best practices; enhancement of customer needs and products; and creation of value.
The Canadian Dealmakers awards are jointly run by Deloitte, The Globe and Mail, Lexpert and Thomson Reuters and draw on a panel of eminent judges. The event marks the highlight of calendar for the business community, where we are able to bring together all the leading decision makers and strategists involved in M&A and raising money, in one place at one time, to celebrate the art of the deal.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. With approximately 71,000 members located in offices and global delivery centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, CGI offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. Further to the recent acquisition of Logica, CGI's annualized revenue is in excess of C$10 billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately C$18.3 billion; its shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.