Calian acquires UK-based training consultancy Cadence

03 November 2020 2 min. read

Calian, a multi-faceted professional services firm based in Ottawa, has acquired Cadence Consultancy Limited, a UK-based provider of training services to NATO.

Cadence develops and delivers realistic and complex training environments and scenarios for defence and civil clients in Europe. The firm’s work focuses primarily on the Join Forces Training Centre in Poland, one of two multi-national training centres for NATO forces. The London-based firm also delivers operational training to members of NATO Mission Iraq and NATO Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

The firm has 25 employees, according to LinkedIn, with annual revenue of approximately $3 million.

Calian acquires UK-based training consultancy Cadence

Calian’s acquisition of Cadence will expand its learning services division in Europe, while also expanding its presence into UK and Poland from its established footprint in Germany and Norway. Calian in July acquired Comprehensive Training Solutions International, a provider of exercise support to the NATO Joint Warfare Centre in Norway. Calian in 2019 acquired Germany-based SatServices, a provider of engineering and products for the European satellite ground systems market.

“The recent acquisition of CTS in Norway, and now Cadence, will further support the growth of Calian’s business in NATO and in Europe through the execution of Calian’s four-pillar growth framework; specifically, customer diversification,” said Kevin Ford, president and CEO of Calian.

Calian’s learning division supports the Canadian military and other public and private sector organizations with tailored solutions and services in emergency management and education and training. The training offering covers pre-deployment, preparation and operational validation, vehicle and aircraft maintenance, and vehicle driver training, among other areas.

Calian also has a health division that delivers primary care and occupational health services; an IT division that delivers informational technology and cybersecurity consulting services; and an advanced technology division that provides technologies and manufacturing services and solutions to clients in the space, communications, defence, nuclear, government and agriculture industries.

The company has 3,400 employees across Canada and Europe.

“Calian’s presence in Europe is helping fuel growth in our delivery of a broad range of learning services: ranging from program administration and traditionally delivered programs through to immersive advanced training technologies,” said Don Whitty, president of Calian Learning. “Our many years of honing and innovating these services with the Canadian military is very well regarded in NATO and broader European markets.”