Capital MarketsMergers & Acquisitions

Montreal entrepreneurs team up to compete with major Canadian investment firms

MONTREAL, ON– Nymbus Capital has completed the acquisition of the assets of Perseus Capital, a private alternative investment management firm using a quantitative macroeconomic approach. This represents a second major strategic transaction for Nymbus in the fourth quarter of 2020, following the merger in November with Landry Investment Management. These …

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Ultra Stellar Acquires StellarX

TALLINN, ESTONIA–Ultra Stellar LLC has acquired another Stellar project, the StellarX marketplace, from Coinsquare. StellarX is one of the most popular decentralized exchanges on the Stellar network. The totally free, peer-to-peer trading platform allows for the trading of all kinds of digital assets, including bitcoin and multiple fiat stable coins. …

FinTechIndustry NewsMergers & Acquisitions

Mogo To Acquire Carta, Expand into Global B2B FinTech Market

VANCOUVER, BC–Mogo will be acquiring Carta Worldwide in an all-stock transaction that promises to accelerate Mogo’s transformation from a company that has been focused on consumer-empowering applications to a broader digital wallet and business-to-business (B2B) payments technology enterprise. The combination will create one of Canada’s largest vertically integrated FinTech companies …

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Versapay, Solupay Merge, Keep Versapay Name

TORONTO, ON–Versapay Corporation has completed a merger with payment services provider Solupay, which will further strengthen its AR automation and integrated B2B payments offerings. The combined company will operate under the Versapay name and under the leadership of Craig O’Neill, current CEO of Versapay. Financial terms of the private transaction …

InsuranceMergers & Acquisitions

La Capitale, SSQ Insurance announce intention to combine operations

QUEBEC CITY, QC–La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services and SSQ Insurance are announcing today their decision to combine operations. The new entity will become an influential player and the biggest mutual insurance company in Canada. From day 1 it will have 4,700 employees and more than 3.5 million members and …

Mergers & Acquisitions

Transaction Creates One of the World’s Largest Cinema Companies

Cineplex Signs Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Cineworld Group TORONTO, ON–Cineplex Inc., one of Canada’s leading entertainment and media companies, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cineworld Group, plc . With over 11,200 screensi around the globe, the proposed transaction will create one of …

Industry TrendsMergers & Acquisitions

Canadian executives express bullish outlook in times of economic uncertainty

EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer shows decline in M&A appetite despite optimism; Canadian executives optimistic that domestic and global economies are improving TORONTO, ON—Canadian executives are taking a cautious approach to dealmaking in the year ahead despite overwhelming economic optimism, according to the 21st bi-annual EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer. All …

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Great Hill Partners Makes All Cash Offer to Acquire VersaPay Corporation

TORONTO, ON–VersaPay Corporation and Great Hill Partners, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm, say the VersaPay and an affiliate of Great Hill have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement whereby Great Hill will indirectly acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of the company. Under the terms of …

Corporate AcquisitionsMergers & Acquisitions

Pollard Banknote to Acquire mkodo Limited

WINNIPEG, MB–Pollard Banknote Limited has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of mkodo Limited, a leading provider of digital apps and user interfaces for the lottery and gaming industry worldwide. The Acquisition is subject to certain standard regulatory and third-party consents and is expected to close …

HospitalityMergers & Acquisitions

Knightstone Acquires Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport from Marriott

Hotel to undergo extensive renovations MISSISSAUGA, ON–Knightstone Capital Management Inc., through an affiliated entity, have acquired the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport from an affiliate of Marriott International Inc. for approximately $130 million CAD. The Sheraton Gateway Hotel is located within Terminal 3 of the Toronto Pearson International …