Manitoba

Hoot Reading secured $3M seed financing led by Spin Master Ventures

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Online tutoring platform Hoot Reading secured $3M seed funding led by Spin Master Ventures, the newly established corporate venture arm of Spin Master Corp. (TSX: TOY)

Sagard expands into real estate with acquisition of EverWest from Great-West Lifeco

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Sagard Holdings Inc. established real estate investment platform with acquisition of Denver, Colorado based EverWest Real Estate Investors, LLC and EverWest Advisors LLC from Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX: GWO)

Richardson acquires Control Chemical (1989) Corporation

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Richardson International Limited acquired Control Chemical (1989) Corporation from principal John MacPhail and other shareholders

QuoteToMe secures $2.5M financing led by Builders VC and Blackhorn Ventures

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Andrew Langstone, Roman Jaworsky, John Chabluk founded QuoteToMe secured $2.5M funding from Builders VC, Blackhorn Ventures, Argonautic Ventures, Azure Capital, Stanford University | Farmers Investment Club, Donnelley Family, and others.

Conquest Planning secures $7.5M additional seed financing

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Conquest Planning secured additional $7.5M seed (seed+) funding from existing investors Portage Ventures, Fidelity International Strategic Ventures and IGM Financial.

Canada Life to acquire ClaimSecure from McKesson

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Canada Life Assurance Company, a subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco Inc., agreed to acquire ClaimSecure, Inc. from McKesson Corporation for undisclosed amount.

Exchange Income Corporation acquires Carson Air for $61M

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Exchange Income Corporation acquired Kelowna, BC's Carson Air Ltd. for $61M from CEO and majority owner Kevin Carson, Wynnchurch Capital, and other shareholders.

Callia Flowers secures $1.1M seed financing led by Conexus Venture Capital

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Catherine Metrycki founded and led Callia Flowers secured $1.1M seed financing by Conexus Venture Capital Inc., with participation from Lex Capital Corp. and Broad Street Bulls.

BDC Capital backs Chris Jacobs led MBO of JR Bearing & Power

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BDC Capital backed Chris Jacobs led management buyout of JR Bearing & Power Ltd. Gaurav Anand, Director of Growth & Transition Capital, led the transaction

Fairfax’s Farmers Edge completes $125M IPO and trades on TSX

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Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, Osmington Inc., Mitsui & Co. Ltd. backed Farmers Edge Inc. completed $125M IPO. Farmers Edge stock opened at $20 on the TSX.

Francisco Partners’ Keyloop acquires Sageview Capital backed RAPID RTC

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Francisco Partners owned Keyloop acquired RAPID RTC from Sageview Capital and founder Glen Demetrioff and family. Demetrioff will join Keyloop as a member of its executive team

Fairfax Financial Holdings backed Farmers Edge prices $125M IPO

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Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, Osmington Inc., Mitsui & Co. Ltd. backed Farmers Edge Inc. priced $125M IPO at $17 per share with $692M post IPO valuation ($710M if allotment option is fully exercised).

RocketRez secures US $5M Series A from Blueprint Equity

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RocketRez raised US $5M in Series A from Blueprint Equity and CDN $2M in royalty financing from TIMIA Capital. Blueprint's Bobby Ocampo and Sheldon Lewis will join founder John Pendergrast on RocketRez’s board

Librestream closes new strategic financing

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Librestream Technologies closed financing with Honeywell (NYSE: HON), Evergy Ventures/Evergy (NYSE: EVRG) and Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF)

Fairfax controlled Farmers Edge files for $100M IPO on TSX

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Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, Osmington and Mitsui & Co. backed Farmers Edge Inc. filed for $100M initial public offering on TSX, to be priced between $10-17 per share.

ECG, owner of Robertson College, secures financing from BDC Capital

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Education Canada Group (ECG), owner of Robertson College, secured non-dilutive financing from BDC Capital's Growth & Transition Capital division. Gaurav Anand, Director of Growth & Transition Capital for BDC Capital led the transaction.

Bold Commerce secures US $27M Series B led by OMERS Ventures

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Bold Commerce secured US $27M Series B led by OMERS Ventures with participation of Whitecap Venture Partners and Round 13 Capital. OMERS Ventures' Laura Lenz will join Bold Commerce’s board.

James Richardson & Sons acquires Bison Transport from Wescan Capital

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James Richardson & Sons, Limited acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Bison Transport Inc. and its affiliated companies from Jessiman family holding company Wescan Capital