M&A is more global than ever. In our last 12 sell-sides, for example, half the buyers were from outside North America. We’re thrilled to be further strengthening our global network by joining Mergers Alliance, as its exclusive Canadian member. Mergers Alliance is an international partnership of 20 mid-market focused corporate finance firms, with a presence in 35 countries, whose members, collectively, have completed more than 800 deals since 2012, with an aggregate value of over US$40.2 billion. The Merger Alliance announcement follows below:
Mergers Alliance Partnership welcomes FirePower Capital as exclusive partner for Canada
Continuing its expansion in key markets, Mergers Alliance is very proud to introduce Toronto- and Montréal-based FirePower Capital into our partnership of class-leading mid-market corporate finance companies.
FirePower Capital will provide Mergers Alliance partners and clients unrivalled coverage and substantial deal flow in Canada, an active market benefiting from a stable political environment, low financing costs and continued North American growth.
Founded in 2012 and working primarily with privately-owned Canadian companies, FirePower Capital has rapidly become one of the largest and most active independent firms in Canada, with 40 deal professionals in its Toronto and Montréal offices. In addition to its M&A advisory division, FirePower Capital operates a private capital division, which lends and invests directly in the mid-market in Canada.
With this new partnership, Mergers Alliance enhances geography, sector coverage and diverse transaction pipeline in several industries including TMT, Consumer & Retail, Business Services and Financials, Industrials & Energy.
Ilan Jacobson, Founding Partner & CEO at FirePower Capital commented, “It’s evident to our M&A team that Mergers Alliance’s people, resources and network have helped its members close more cross-border deals for their clients. We’re excited to join our new friends in Germany, Japan, Peru, to name a few, with whom we hope to expand all of our track records. Deals really do forge the strongest bonds.”
Stas Michael, Managing Director at Mergers Alliance, added: “We are delighted to bring on board FirePower Capital’s highly talented deal professionals, their valuable experience and their new-generation approach to M&A advisory mandates. With this new partnership, Mergers Alliance expands its presence to the fast-growing Canadian market.”