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 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)
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 secured additional $7.5M seed (seed+) funding from existing investors Portage Ventures, Fidelity International Strategic Ventures and IGM Financial.
Exchange Income Corporation acquired Kelowna, BC's Carson Air Ltd. for $61M from CEO and majority owner Kevin Carson, Wynnchurch Capital, and other shareholders.
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 backed Chris Jacobs led management buyout of JR Bearing & Power Ltd. Gaurav Anand, Director of Growth & Transition Capital, led the transaction
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 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 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 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
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.
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 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, Limited acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Bison Transport Inc. and its affiliated companies from Jessiman family holding company Wescan Capital