A Curated List of the Technology Transactions Happening Across Canada: April 2014 Edition

Posted by Brent Holliday

Garibaldi Capital Advisors is a technology-focused transaction advisory firm founded by Brent Holliday, Paul Kedrosky and Andrew Jones. We have committed to help Techvibes curate the technology transactions happening every month across Canada.

We started with January 2014 cohort and aggregated and shared our summary. What we need from you, participants in the technology ecosystem, is further information to fill in the blanks where our data sources fall short: missed deals, angel or seed financings and any other corrections or clarifications are encouraged. While Garibaldi starts the ball rolling, we intend to make all the data that is gathered here available publicly through Techvibes.

This is a collective effort at accuracy we feel can’t be matched by any other method. We will do our best to verify submitted information (and where it is verified, send corrections to our data sources). Garibaldi will then take the data and add to it (categorization by industry, stage of the company, etc.) and present quarterly and annual totals for everyone to share.’

As you can see below, the 21 transactions represent a total of $78.6 million on a disclosed basis. Toronto-based start up Wattpad raised a $50.3 million capital led by OMERS Ventures in Ontario. ThermoCeramix Corporation raised $7.5 million dollars in Quebec.

 

There were a few larger M&A transactions this month generating a $1015.6 million in aggregate transactions. Ultra Electronics Holdings acquired Forensic Technology WAI Inc. for $100 Million, while TELUS Corp. acquired Data and Audio-Visual Enterprises Holdings Inc. for $350 million. Last but not least ADT acquired Reliance Protection Inc. for $555 million.

As you can see, many of the M&A transactions do not have reported amounts and many never will, although there will be rumors and talk around the bar. We only report amounts where there is a public disclosure of some form.

 

 

Please feel free to comment below or email us at ea@garibaldicapital.com.

Company:
Garibaldi Capital Advisors
Website:
http://www.garibaldicapital.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Garibaldi Capital Advisors is a mid-market M&A and capital raising advisory services firm focused solely on the Canadian technology market. We are redefining transaction advisory by engaging early to add value through the entire growth cycle of a technology company, not only at the transaction stage. We are local to the Canadian market, but very connected to US and global growth equity firms and strategic... more


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Brent Holliday

Brent Holliday

Brent is the co-founder and CEO of Canada’s first technology-focused boutique M&A advisory firm, Garibaldi Capital Advisors. Founded in 2013, Garibaldi helps private technology companies across Canada grow by planning and executing on their capital strategy needs and assisting them through M&A transactions. In its first 12 months, Garibaldi completed over $100 million in transactions,... more



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