Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec invested $250M in Avison Young, buying out Parallel49 Equity, certain non-management founders and former Principals of Avison Young
Advent backed Distribution International, through Crossroads C&I Distributors, acquired assets of Frost Insulation Supplies
Lynx Equity Limited acquired Safe-Tech Training from Sellers Dan and Kathy Dukoff who to remain for minimum of three years for transition to new ownership.
TouchBistro secured $72M Series D from OMERS Ventures, JPMorgan Chase, Napier Park Financial Partners, Recruit Holdings Co, BDC Capital, Relay Ventures and others.
Coffee pods delivery and recycler, GoJava closed $500,000 financing with Crux Capital Corporation
Order ahead app developer Ritual secured US $70M Series C from Georgian Partners, Greylock Partners, Insight Ventures, Mistral Venture Partners, bringing total funding to US $127.5M.
People Corporation (TSX-V: PEO) acquired Lane Quinn Benefit Consultants from Jay Quinn and Blaine McGillivray for $20 million.
Stingray Digital Group (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) closed subscription receipt offerings for gross proceeds of $138M. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Investissement Québec and Fonds de solidarité FTQ invested $65M
Berkshire Partners and GI Partners backed Access acquires Innovative Records System, an Ontario corporation with six operating entities: BC Records Management, Calgary Archives, Crown Store-All, Phoenix Recycling Inc., FileBank Record Centres and Docu Guard.
The government of Canada through Strategic Innovation Fund invested $7.6M in Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (TSX-V: BPLI) to support a $19M project
OMERS Private Equity to acquire Alexander Mann Solutions from New Mountain Capital for £820 million or US $1.1 billion.
Angus Reid launched Angus Reid Forum with the acquistion of "Your Insights" Panel from Insights West. Steve Mossop becomes President & CEO and a director.