Tequity advises Non-Linear Creations’ sale to Valtech

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By Ted Liu

Non-Linear Creations Inc., a Toronto based multi-national digital services company with offices in Canada, Brazil, and the United Kingdom, has been acquired by Paris, France based Valtech, a leading digital agency focused on business transformation.

Tequity Inc., a North American M&A advisory firm specializing in strategic Technology M&A transactions, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Non-Linear Creations.

Nonlinear, a digital pioneer founded in 1995 by Shannon Ryan and Randy Woods, builds and delivers world class digital serivces that drive results.

This acquisition supports Valtech’s growth in its North American operations as well as its continued global expansion. It also reinforces Valtech’s approach to serving world-class brands, adding extensive knowledge and technical expertise in various content, marketing and analytics solutions — notably around the Sitecore platform.

Non-linear’s staff of more than 80 employees now joins Valtech’s team of more than 2000 employees worldwide.

“Nonlinear brings to the table two decades of global digital services knowledge and skill, resulting in an impressive roster of client relationships across multiple verticals, including Bayer, Sam’s Club, Brookfield and Sun Life Financial among a few,” said Olivier Padiou, Global Chief Operating Officer, Valtech. “We are very excited about the synergies that will result from this union. Non-Linear’s deep knowledge with the Sitecore platform, and its marketing services offering combined with their understanding of the internal needs of global companies, will support the expansion of our business transformation capabilities in years to come.”

Nonlinear CEO, Shannon Ryan, commented on the acquisition, “It was important for us that the company we joined shared our deep customer focus. Valtech’s leadership and approach for creating outstanding customer experiences echoed perfectly Non-Linear’s long standing vision of using digital technology to drive ROI for our clients. Additionally, it was important to join a company with similar values and an entrepreneurial outlook. Valtech’s executive team and its unique and global culture immediately resonated with our team.”

Tequity Inc. specializes in strategic M&A advisory work for Software and IT Services companies across North America and around the globe. The firm helps shareholders to achieve their growth or exit goals through synergistic M&A transactions with growth-focused acquirers. Tequity’s understanding of the changing dynamics of markets, business models, channel partners, and technology stacks makes itself effective at identifying strategic fit between buyers and sellers.