Canadian Consulting Engineer

Dessau-Soprin buys into IT security

Dessau-Soprin, headquartered in Laval, Quebec has completed the acquisition of Elytra Enterprises of Ottawa.

January 8, 2007   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Dessau-Soprin, headquartered in Laval, Quebec has completed the acquisition of Elytra Enterprises of Ottawa.

Elytra is a highly specialized consulting firm that focuses on IT security consulting services and security solutions.

In making the announcement on December 22, Jean-Pierre Sauriol, Dessau-Soprin’s president and chief executive officer, said: “This acquisition fits very well into our growth strategy, which aims at building our capabilities in leading-edge fields and raising our profile even further across Canada and around the world.” He pointed out that high-tech security has become the focal point in managing corporate information and has become more and more necessary.

Elytra’s team includes 20 engineers and technicians specialized in the telecom/IT security markets. Their services include cryptography, intrusion prevention, vulnerability analysis, critical infrastructure protection, access authentication, security management and wireless security. Government and public bodies form the firm’s key clients.

Dessau-Soprin has more than 2,300 employees and annual sales surpassing $250 million. It works in diverse sectors including telecommunications, energy, transportation, environment, urban planning, geotechnics, infrastructure management and operations, construction, urban development, and construction and project management. The company has 30 offices in Quebec and Ontario, as well as offices in South America, Central America, the Caribbean and North Africa.

The cost of the acquisition was not disclosed.


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