The Mercantile Division was acquired by Apex as part of its Articles of Incorporation. Originally known as the Interstellar Trade Consortium, this division consisted primarily of ex-military pilots who had formed a loose confederation of independent traders. Upon its acquisition, most of these personnel remained with the division as full shareholders in the Apex Continuum.
The Division engages in the full spectrum of mercantile activities, to include interplanetary and interstellar trade, transport of both freight and passengers, resource speculation, and general mercantile endeavors. The Division may also be called upon to provide fleet support activities such as refueling and resupply both for the corporation and on contract to other military entities. In addition, Division members are free to pursue their own endeavors when not under contract to the corporation.