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Alan Allman AssociatesGurus Solutions

I-DEAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORTS ALAN ALLMAN ASSOCIATES IN ITS ACQUISITION OF GURUS SOLUTIONS

Since 2009, Alan Allman Associates (AAA) is a strong brand ecosystem created by its founding president Jean-Marie Thual. Specialising in the digital transformation of businesses, this multi-brand ecosystem focuses its strategy on three areas of activity: high-tech consulting, industry consulting and strategy consulting.

This new acquisition strengthens Alan Allman Associates’ expertise and presence in North America, which has been established since July 2019.

Gurus Solutions becomes the 8th Canadian brand in the ecosystem, joining the 1,200 talents currently present.

Founded in 2005, Gurus Solutions is a leading North American provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) services such as NetSuite, Boomi and Mavenlink.

Gurus Solutions is a major player in the integration of ERP solutions in North America. The company has offices in the United States, including Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami and Cleveland.

Martin McNicoll’s team has been in the market for 20 years and provides cloud consulting services to 600 clients in a variety of industries.

Gurus Solutions will end its 2021 fiscal year with revenues of more than 13 million Canadian dollars and a total workforce of 85 people.

Key points of this transaction for Alan Allman Associates :

  • Gurus Solutions’ expertise in the integration of NetSuite ERP solutions;
  • Canadian and US geographic presence;
  • Significant customer and business synergies with the seven other brands in the Canadian ecosystem.

Gurus Solutions chose the “AAA” ecosystem for several reasons :

  • To be part of a major development project in North America;
  • To benefit from the strength of its business model;
  • Convergence of interests and synergies with the 7 brands already present in the Canadian perimeter.

The I-Deal Development team advised our historical client Alan Allman Associates in this acquisition project. Gurus Solutions joins the AAA ecosystem, an additional asset to strengthen its Canadian activities in ERP solutions integration.

Marc-André Poulin, Head of Alan Allman Associates Canada : “Since the creation of Alan Allman Associates Canada in 2019, I-Deal Development has been our partner of choice for external growth. Gurus Solutions is the 8th major acquisition we have completed with the experts at I-Deal Development. We appreciate the turnkeý approach that is offered, it allows us to stay focused on our daily operations while making external acquisitions. By 2021, we were at $100M in sales in Canada. With the help of I-Deal Development, in 2022 we plan to do $200M in sales.”

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