Datamine provides mining software technology and service that is used for planning, managing and optimising mining operations.

According to CAE, Datamine has provided consulting services to over 1,400 companies worldwide, and it has developed technology and services to improve efficiency and safety of mine operations.

The company also provides high quality implementation, training and advisory consulting services to help mining companies realise full potential from technology investment.

Constellation said that Datamine would hereafter operate within Constellation Software’s Vela Software Division.

CAE president and CEO Marc Parent said: "As reported last year, we decided to sell our mining business in order to concentrate our capital investment and management resources on our three core markets: civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare.

"We are pleased that Constellation Software, a leading Canadian company specializing in vertical-market software businesses, will be leading Datamine through the next phase of its development. I would like to thank Datamine employees for their contribution to CAE."