Through its majority-owned subsidiary Portage CyberTech, Notarius is acquired by Canadian IT and cloud solutions company Converge Technology Solutions. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Notarius has been acquired by Converge Technology subsidiary Portage CyberTech
Founded in 2017, Converge is based in Gatineau, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The company has 820 employees listed on LinkedIn. Converge’s areas of expertise include analytics, cloud, and cybersecurity.
Portage CyberTech, a subsidiary of Converge, founded in 2021, is headquartered in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. The company has 16 employees listed on LinkedIn. Portage CyberTech’s areas of expertise include digital trust and cybersecurity.
Founded in 1996, Notarius is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The company has 57 employees listed on LinkedIn. Notarius’ areas of expertise include PKI, ConsignO, PDF/A, digital signature, e-signature, document security, ICP, digital identity and digital transformation.
The company said Notarius specializes in digital trust solutions and is the only Canadian company to issue trusted signatures that are recognized by Adobe and Microsoft and certified to the Electronic Identification, Authentication, and Trust Services Standards (eIDAS). The acquisition will expand Converge and Portage CyberTech’s footprint and add digital signature functionality to its portfolio, according to Converge.
Patrick Drollet, CEO of Notarius, commented on the news:
“Joining the Portage CyberTech family provides tremendous opportunities to grow and enhance Notarius’ solution offerings for professionals and organizations wanting to transform themselves digitally and increase their productivity, while adhering to laws and regulatory frameworks. This acquisition represents a springboard for Notarius, which leverages Portage and Converge to solidify their partnerships and ensure growth in America. North”.
Don Cuthbertson, CEO of Portage CyberTech, added:
“Notarius is one of Canada and Quebec’s most respected names in digital identity and digital signatures, and is also a leader in successfully building and maintaining high-trust ecosystems, sometimes involving thousands of entities. This acquisition positions Portage CyberTech as an industry leader with the evolution of digital identity. To include trusted data. In addition to being the leader in trust systems, the acquisition of Notarius will eventually allow us to add digital signature functionality to other offerings within our platform, as well as open the door to hundreds of new potential customers.”
About Converge Technology Solutions
Converge Technology Solutions is a provider of software-oriented IT and cloud solutions. Areas of expertise include advanced analytics, cloud security offerings, and cybersecurity. Core capabilities include managed services and digital infrastructure.
Converge has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions. This transaction marks the company’s 33rd acquisition since October 2017 and the third by Portage CyberTech, the Converge Corporation. Recently, Converge acquired three German companies focused on the education market. Previously, Converge acquired PC Specialists – which operates as a Technology Integration Group (TIG).
Converge also acquired 1CRM, a provider of task management, marketing automation, sales, opportunity, order management, customer service and project management solutions in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Prior to that, it bought Interdynamix (IDX), a Canadian business and engineering systems integration company.