Ardenton Capital invests in Comtrad Strategic Sourcing

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By Ted Liu

Ardenton Capital Corporation has completed an equity investment in Comtrad Strategic Sourcing Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Comtrad Strategic Sourcing is Ardenton’s eleventh investment in its global portfolio. Ardenton’s fourth investment in Canada over the last twelve months.

Founded over 45 years ago, Mississauga, Ontario based Comtrad specializes in sourcing cost-effective and high-quality products from Asian suppliers to OEMs and distributors with operations in North America.

Comtrad offers solutions to a variety of OEM manufacturing disciplines, including R&D, tooling and the advantages of our strategic global sourcing and logistics experience. Comtrad provides its services to customers across multiple industries, with both standard and custom designed products, who need a sourcing partner to provide environmentally friendly, cost effective opportunities, and service excellence.

Jim Long, Comtrad’s CEO, said, “We are excited to have Ardenton as our new partner. With the strategic and operational resources they provide, we are confident Comtrad is well-positioned for the next stage of its growth. We believe their experience and expertise will allow us to expand our product and service offerings.”

James Livingstone, CEO, Ardenton Capital Corporation said, “From our initial meetings with the Comtrad management team, through to the completion of our investment, we were impressed by their energy, passion, and high level of commitment to both customers and suppliers. In particular, we are pleased to have Jim Long as a co-investor and shareholder in Comtrad; we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with both Jim and the company. We are fully committed to helping them capitalize on the many opportunities in their core markets.”

Grant Thornton LLP acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Comtrad.

Ardenton Capital acquires stakes in profitable, well-established, cash-flowing private businesses. Ardenton Capital has offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Guelph, Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago, Manchester, UK and London, UK.

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