Constellation Software has acquired CAE’s mining division, known as Datamine. Datamine will operate within Constellation’s Vela Software Division. CAE reported last year that it had decided to sell its mining business to concentrate on its three core markets: civil aviation, defense and security, and health care.

“We are excited to acquire CAE’s mining software business, which represents our first investment in the mining sector,” said John Billowits, CEO of Vela Software.

Datamine provides a one-stop-shop for the technology and services required to seamlessly plan and manage modern mining operations. Datamine offers solutions ranging from exploration data management and ore-body modeling, to mine planning and associated consulting services to more than 1,400 companies worldwide. Through its software and services, Datamine is developing one of the industry’s most compelling technology and services to advance the efficiency and safety of mine operations.