Grow your business to the next level

Your business started with a vision. Picked up speed through your passion, drive and determination. Now, to take it to the next level, you need to make one or many transformational acquisitions.

We can help you make those moves.

We specialize in structuring M&A transactions that meaningfully change the course and outlook of mid-market companies.

Buy-side Advisory
When we are tasked with executing on an comprehensive acquisition strategy, our clients engage us because we are unrivalled in the country in terms of deal sourcing capabilities. Most other firms focus on delivering due diligence services, not finding and negotiating the right deal.

Underpinning those capabilities is our team of origination analysts and managers, whose sole purpose is to keep their finger on the pulse (i.e. the intentions) of potential sellers. They track 24,265 Canadian companies (as of Jan 22, 2021), and can easily access targets in the US and elsewhere through their own research and proprietary deal technologies, other advisors in our network, and limited-access mergers and acquisitions marketplaces.

Market Insights
From the archives: October 2018

Buyers' Perspectives in a Competitive M&A Market
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. It’s an age-old saying, but if you change a couple of words – the first and…

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Case Studies

F12.net
F12.net, a leading Canadian Managed Service Provider (MSP), was executing on a roll-up acquisition strategy. The FirePower team built a comprehensive target list and crafted a story emphasizing F12’s corporate culture, growth and financial strength.  Of the potential targets, Apps on Tap represented an exciting synergistic addition for F12. With FirePower’s support, F12 acquired Apps on Tap in May 2018.

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LEAP
LEAP Group was formed to acquire the assets of Metal Networks, an online quoting platform for metals procurement based in Austin, Texas. FirePower arranged a compelling deal structure for LEAP in this distressed situation.

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Rhyno Equity Group
Rhyno is a private equity firm that acquires mid-market manufacturing companies in the GTA. Rhyno's partners engaged FirePower to structure the buy-out of a kitchen cabinet maker.

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“We needed financing to fund our rapid expansion, and preferred debt over equity to avoid significant dilution.  We were already well into discussions with other lenders when FirePower’s Private Debt team came to the table.  Trevor and his team invested time and effort to gain an understanding of our business, giving us confidence that they would come through.  Ultimately, the team presented us with a loan structure offering the terms and flexibility that we needed, and despite being down the path with other lenders, we went with FirePower. With this loan in place, we're well positioned to fund our rapid growth without the heavy cost of dilution.”
Brandon Pizzacalla, COO, Co-Founder, GrowthGenius