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Check Sammy

Tech-Driven Sustainability and Waste Removal Start-Up CheckSammy Hauls in $15 Million Investment

DALLAS, Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Addressing driver shortages and sustainable logistics opportunities, the largest sustainability and waste services disrupter, CheckSammy, announces a $15 million strategic investment to bolster its tech stack and better divert waste for customers of all sizes. The equity investment was provided by Zero Infinity Partners and a term debt facility was provided by FirePower Capital and PaceZero Capital Partners.

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Where To Turn When VC Taps Run Dry

A turbulent economy spooks everyone, including venture capitalists. Startups and high growth companies used to rely on VCs and their seemingly never-ending pockets for funding. 2022, particularly the latter half of the year, saw a devastating drop in funding, up to 50% year-over-year.

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SiteMax Receives Capital Injection from GroundBreak Ventures and FirePower Capital

TORONTO, CANADA – November 24, 2022 - FirePower Capital (“FirePower”), Canada’s entrepreneurial lender, investor and M&A advisor, and SiteMax Systems Inc., (“SiteMax”), a Vancouver-based SaaS company that provides purpose-built construction management solutions to the construction industry, announced the closing of a term debt facility.

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Are you ready road

Selling Your Business: The Good, The Bad and the Must-Have

For entrepreneurs and family business owners, selling their business is, for most, a once-in-a-lifetime undertaking. It's also likely one of their most significant transactions, the one to cement a legacy and the culmination of the owner's career. As a business owner, whether you are cashing out and retiring, selling the business for succession-related reasons, or because there is a timely strategic rationale, following a "sell-side process" will go a long way to ensuring you achieve your various objectives.

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TIG

The Installation Group doubles geographic footprint and gains exposure to Atlantic Canada through the acquisition of Sky-Tec.

The Installation Group (“TIG”), a FirePower Private Equity portfolio company, announced the acquisition of SkyCo Inc. dba Sky-Tec. (“Sky-Tec”). This acquisition expands TIG’s reach from Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Quebec, to include Atlantic Canada.

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New Project 55

FirePower Capital spins out Spearhead Corporate Development, a human-first, tech-driven buy-side advisory service, and backs it with an initial US$3.2 million investment.

Toronto, Ontario – September 28, 2022 – FirePower Capital (“FirePower”), an M&A advisor, lender and investor to mid-market companies, today announced the spin-out of its specialized buy-side advisory service under the Spearhead Corporate Development (“Spearhead”) name.

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Big Data

Data Analytics – Stoking the Art of the Possible

If you run a mid-level business and are concerned that you are not taking full advantage of data and analytics to drive your top-line growth, you are not alone.

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Tapping into Private Debt: Unlocking opportunity

In Canada, it’s tough to find capital to execute on ambitious plans to grow, acquire or turn things around, particularly if you’re looking for $1 to $15 million in financing.

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Colliers adds building consultancy and project management leader in the United Kingdom

FirePower’s Corp Dev as a Service (CDaaS) division is pleased to announce that it helped facilitate Colliers’ acquisition of a majority interest in London-based Paragon, a Colliers Company, one of the UK’s top independent building consultancy and project management firms.

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Creative, flexible solutions to fund your growth

Appropriate financing is a fundamental component of a company’s execution of its strategic plans but, for some businesses, it may be difficult to access it.

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Fueled by FirePower

In 2010 Canadian Nick Wagner and his business partner launched a lighting company on a wing and a prayer, in a small warehouse in Hamilton, Ontario.

“We were two simple entrepreneurs selling light bulbs out of the trunk of our car,” Wagner said recently.

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