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NEWS 20230919 BV Tomorow Half Felix

Tomorrow and Half Helix Announce Merger to Create Largest Independent Partner Serving Shopify Enterprise Brands

BOSTON, September 27, 2023 – Leading Shopify Plus platform service partners Tomorrow and Half Helix today announced a merger of the two companies that creates the largest independent pure play Shopify service partner in the world. Together the business supports over 70+ brands on the Shopify platform and has a delivery footprint spanning the US, Canada and Europe. BV Investment Partners (BV), a middle-market private equity firm with deep expertise in the IT services sector is the financial sponsor partnering with the existing executive team to support this next chapter of growth and expansion. The combined business will be rebranded at a later date.

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NEWS 20230919 Dash This announces the acquisition of DashThis

QUEBEC, CANADA - September 19th, 2023 - announces the acquisition of DashThis, the automated and easy-to-use marketing reporting tool designed to help marketers save hours of work and create beautiful reports in the blink of an eye.

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TerraNova Partners LP ("TerraNova") Made a Growth Investment in LUMINOR

GUELPH, ON APR 12, 2023 - Brock Lupal, President & CEO of LUMINOR Environmental Inc. (“LUMINOR”), is pleased to announce that on April 6, 2023, TerraNova Partners LP ("TerraNova") made a growth investment in LUMINOR. Myron Lupal, founder, and former CEO will remain engaged as a strategic advisor to the business, shareholder and as a member of the Board of Directors.

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HostPapa Acquires Deluxe Corporation’s Web Hosting and Logo Design Businesses

BURLINGTON, CANADA – February 1, 2023 - HostPapa, Inc., a leading global web hosting and cloud service provider for small and medium businesses (SMBs), announced today its acquisition of Deluxe Corporation’s web hosting and logo design businesses. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

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Rexel continues its active portfolio management with two acquisitions and a disposal

TORONTO, CANADA – January 30, 2023 - Rexel Canada announced that it has acquired Lineman’s Testing Laboratories of Canada Ltd (LTL), a leading provider of high-voltage electrical services and products to the utility and industrial markets based in Toronto, ON and Edmonton, AB. The acquisition, which closed today, will provide Rexel Canada with enhanced opportunities in an attractive and value-added market.

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Leading SAP Focused Staffing Provider Announces Investment from Canadian PE Firm

Danilee Capital (“Danilee”) announced an investment in the Addmore Group Inc. (“Addmore”), a provider of SAP staffing solutions headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with operations across Canada and the US. FirePower's M&A Advisory team acted as the exclusive advisor to Addmore.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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