The Valkoria Consortium was a very powerful Alpha Quadrant commerce guild, trade cartel, megacorporation, and lobbying group that was founded in 2300 as an association of business and trade groups with its own commercial trade fleet. It was controlled by a directorate, which was led by a commanding Consul.
It grew to dominate entire star systems and all major trade routes, and possessed a formidable private fleet. Towards the latter half of the 24th century, it would become increasingly dominated by Maximus Hunter and his younger brother, Magnus Hunter.
The Valkoria Consortium maintained a sizable monopoly on interstellar trade and held considerable sway in the Federation, the Romulan Star Empire, the Cardassian Union, the Ferengi Alliance and the Klingon Empire, even managing to gain an observer seat in the legislatures of these Alpha Quadrant powers.
The Consortium raised to great affluence and power in 2320, during the consulship of Toval Hunter, the father of Maximus Hunter. This was the period when the Consortium greatly expanded its merchant fleet and began building the first of four Valkoria Stations.