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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

FirePower provided Growth Financing to CheckSammy

We provided a term debt facility to a waste removal, recycling and sustainability company that leverages data-centric technology to service a nationwide network of independent haulers for its blue-chip customers. The debt met working capital requirements and was preferred to dilutive equity, allowing the company to increase its valuation, and expand nationally.

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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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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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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 $2 to $15 million in financing.

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