Swiss-headquartered Komgo announced today that it has acquired Canadian GlobalTrade Corporation (GTC). Jointly Komgo and GTC provide trade finance digitalisation solutions to over 120 multinational clients and their 11,000+ subsidiaries, connecting them to their financial institutions and trade service providers on a global basis.
“Together Komgo and GTC will provide the widest coverage, and biggest volumes, for our corporate and bank users. We are combining Komgo’s commodity expertise with GTC’s industry expertise, consolidating the market for digital trade services. Trade finance is moving to a digital framework, and we’re proud to be at the forefront of this transition," said Souleïma Baddi, CEO of Komgo.
“The industry has been waiting for this consolidation,” said GTC's Chairman of the Board, Jacob Katsman. “Together with Komgo, we can now connect corporates to all their financial institutions for trade finance irrespective of what back-office system they use. Solutions offered by both companies are complementary and cover the complete range of payment instruments used in international trade, starting from detection of fraudulent invoices to automation and management of letters of credit, bank guarantees, documentary collections; integrated with a trade finance marketplace."
Komgo is a Swiss-headquartered software development and technology services company solving problems for the trade finance industry. Our elegant digital solutions are transforming internal workflows, and the relationships between importers, exporters, banks, and all the stakeholders in-between. Owned by the industry’s leading banks and corporates, our global customer base is supported through offices in Seoul, Singapore, Geneva, London, New York, and Houston.
GlobalTrade Corporation (GTC) pioneered multi-bank trade finance solutions for corporates. The company continues to lead the industry by developing ecosystems aimed at digitalising all stages of a trade finance transaction and connecting all transaction parties. The latest version of the company’s cloud solutions includes features for establishing and managing relationships with financial institutions, pricing of trade finance instruments, their issuance, and advice, post-issuance events, managing electronic documentation, and risk participation. Recognizing that trade finance is tightly connected to other areas inside and outside a corporate organization, GTC supports multiple interfaces and formats for sharing information with other internal corporate systems, such as ERP, financial reporting, cash management and payments, user management, as well as external platforms for connecting with banks and logistics providers. For more information, please visit www.globaltradecorp.com.