Maxima Group acquired a majority stake in the IT company GMCS
Maxima Group acquired a majority stake in the IT company GMCS
9 October 2023

Maxima Group acquired a majority stake in the IT company GMCS

The Maxima group of companies is a leader in IT integration and innovative solutions. The Maxima Group acquired a controlling stake (60%) in the IT company GMCS, which is one of the largest players in the Russian market for implementing business solutions and software development.

This transaction is part of the business transformation strategy of Maxima Group, aimed at strengthening the product portfolio of competencies, as well as expanding the package of services provided to customers. As part of the strategy implementation, the group of companies had previously acquired shares in leading companies in the integration market, in particular Business Strategy Technologies LLC, which is engaged in the business process automation and TAP LLC operation in the field of production automation.

The GMCS company is one of the most experienced in the IT consulting market; its history begins in 1997. The company's multi-product portfolio combines intelligent technologies and AI-based platforms, RPA services, integrated business process automation systems, data analytics, and technologies for Industry 4.0. Among the key clients of GMCS are Rusal, Roscosmos, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works, Abi, Ammonia JSC, FUN&SUN, Samolet Group of Companies, Leroy Merlin Russia, 585*Zolotoy, the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, as well as other public sector organizations, retail, industrial enterprises, metallurgy, energy, financial sector, telecom. The geography of the company's client base covers the whole of Russia.

Since the scope of activity of GMCS is complementary to the existing package of product offerings of Maxima Group, the key area of activity of the two companies after the transaction will be to expand the range of domestic solutions in demand on the market. One of the first points of interaction may be solutions for discrete production. Аor example, Maxima Group recently became a strategic partner of Transmashholding JSC.

“GMCS is a company with a unique set of experience and competencies for Russia. The acquisition of a controlling stake in such a company and its inclusion in our circuit is part of the group’s strategy to transform the business model, as a result of which we expect to become the company of first choice in the system integration market.

The Board of Directors of GMCS has been formed, and now its main task will be to enrich the product and service portfolio of the entire Maxima Group of Companies and enter new markets,” said Sergey Aslanyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Maxima Group of Companies.

“The deal with Maxima Group will help us strengthen our position in the market, expand our sales package for existing corporate customers and enter new business verticals with our own offerings. The combined expertise of the companies will allow us to present to the market a full range of solutions from the creation of IT infrastructure to intelligent analytics and production management systems, deployment of turnkey information systems and a wide range of products in the field of IT consulting,” emphasized Ekaterina Voropaeva, President of GMCS.

About the Maxima Group of Companies:

The Maxima Group of Companies is an integrator specializing in digital solutions and automation of discrete industries, mechanical engineering, mining and metallurgy enterprises, transport and logistics companies and continuous production. The group of companies offers solutions for all stages of development of the enterprise IT landscape, and its partners are leaders in their industries. The group's portfolio includes solutions for the implementation of its own software products, custom development, data analysis, artificial intelligence, computer vision, cloud computing and other systems.