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Business Services Transaction Databases

Broadstone tracks M&A activity in five sub-sectors of professional services which span a broad range of the advisory and consulting businesses in Canada. These sub-sectors are:

  • Accounting, auditing and tax
  • Engineering consulting
  • Human resources consulting
  • IT consulting
  • Management consulting
Date
Buyer
Seller
Purchase Price
Comments
Industry
Date:Dec 2015
Buyer:PwC
Seller:Cinovate
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Cinovate Cloud Innovation provides full lifecycle services from business process review and application development to data migration and training. Cinovate's business model is based entirely on the Salesforce.com platform.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Nov 2015
Buyer:Strum Consulting
Seller:Mac Williams Engineering Limited
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Mac Williams Engineering Limited offers civil engineering design, project management, and construction management services for urban and rural development in Canada. It engages in various areas, such as infrastructure studies and design, construction administration, land development planning and servicing, on site disposal systems, roads, bridges, and storm water management, as well as grading and servicing for buildings.
Industry:Engineering Consulting
Date:Nov 2015
Buyer:Deloitte
Seller:Bonaccorso & Associates
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Bonaccorso & Associates is a locally owned boutique accounting firm based in Vaughan, ON that serves small and medium private enterprises with a focus on family businesses. Bonaccorso & Associates will join Deloitte Private, Canada’s largest professional services advisor to private companies.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Nov 2015
Buyer:New Signature Inc.
Seller:imason inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:imason powers the connected enterprise with world-class knowledge management, relationship management, and enterprise mobility solutions. With customers across Canada and the United States, imason specializes in building business applications on Office 365, SharePoint, and Dynamics CRM.
Industry:IT Consulting and Other Services
Date:Nov 2015
Buyer:BDO Canada
Seller:H&A Forensic Accounting
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:BDO's 7th merger in the last 12 months making it the most active firm in the Canadian market. This merger now positions BDO H&A Forensics as a leader in personal injury insurance claims quantification.
Industry:Financial Advisory Services - Forensics
Date:Nov 2015
Buyer:Farber Financial Group
Seller:Paddon + Yorke Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:P+Y, Trustees in Bankruptcy, operates out of 15 locations, primarily in Mississauga, Simcoe County and Northern Ontario. Their expertise extends to consumer, small business, and corporate insolvency.
Industry:Financial Advisory Services - Restructuring
Date:Nov 2015
Buyer:Precision for Value
Seller:Redwood Outcomes
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Redwood Outcomes serves pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and applies the science of evidence generation, synthesis, and modeling to optimize healthcare decision making.
Industry:Consulting - Health & Safety
Date:Nov 2015
Buyer:Scalar Decisions Inc.
Seller:Eosensa Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:A leader in technology risk management consulting. Eosensa’s team of 22 full time employees will be integrated immediately and form a new Risk Advisory Practice at Scalar.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Nov 2015
Buyer:SPI Health and Safety Inc.
Seller:Industrial Solutions Management Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Provider of health and safety training and consulting services. The company offers services related to health and safety training in areas such as fall protection, confined space, rescue and mobile equipment.
Industry:Consulting - Health & Safety
Date:Oct 2015
Buyer:PCM, Inc.
Seller:Acrodex Inc.
Purchase Price:$16.5 million
Comments:A leading provider of hardware, software, services and solutions to enterprise, mid-market and public sector customers across Canada and the No. 9 Solution Provider by size according to the 2015 CDN Top 100 Solution Provider list. Successful 30-year history and 445 employees.
Industry:IT Reseller and Integrator
Date:Oct 2015
Buyer:Grant Thornton
Seller:L. Soligo & Associates
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:L. Soligo & Associates is a long-standing accounting firm located in Trail, BC. —the same friendly and familiar faces will continue to provide high-quality service that West Kootenay businesses have come to expect.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Oct 2015
Buyer:Deloitte Canada
Seller:Asset Performance Group
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Asset Performance Group is a leading asset reliability consultancy based in Burlington, Ont., and Calgary, Alta. This transaction brings new reliability engineering and maintenance capabilities to Deloitte’s Consulting practice, enabling the firm to deliver a full suite of asset reliability engineering, asset management and performance improvement services to capital-intensive industries across Canada, the U.S. and South America.
Industry:Management Consulting - Asset Reliability
Date:Oct 2015
Buyer:Traction Sales and Marketing Inc.
Seller:BigKite Consulting Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:BigKite Consulting Inc. provides pre-packaged and custom consulting and implementation and offers services for customer relationship management. It serves manufacturing, life science, software, and wealth management industries in Canada and internationally. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Sep 2015
Buyer:Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.
Seller:IT Weapons Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:IT Weapons Inc. offers IT consulting, cloud solutions, and managed services including disaster recovery, virtualization, networking, and storage services. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Brampton, Canada.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Sep 2015
Buyer:Capella Telecommunications Inc.
Seller:Incospec Communications, Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Incospec Communications Inc. provides broadband telecom solutions. The company’s services include system integration, system design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance and repair of Cable TV and wireless telecommunications equipment.
Industry:Telecom Services
Date:Aug 2015
Buyer:CB Richard Ellis Hotels Ltd. (CBRE Group Inc)
Seller:PKF Consulting, Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:David Larone and Brian Stanford will remain in leadership roles with CBRE. All of PKF Canada’s employees will join CBRE. The acquisition follows CBRE’s purchase in July 2014 of PKF Consulting USA, which provides similar advisory and consulting services for the U.S. and global hospitality sector.
Industry:Consulting - Industry Focus
Date:Aug 2015
Buyer:Crowe BGK LLP (Crowe Horwath)
Seller:Connolly & McNamara
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Connolly and McNamara will become partners of Crowe BGK and the combined practice will operate under Crowe BGK.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Aug 2015
Buyer:Experis US, Inc. (ManpowerGroup Inc)
Seller:Verity Technology House Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Veritaaq Technology House Inc. provides information technology (IT) consulting services to private and public sector organizations in Canada. Veritaaq provides highly experienced IT consultants to organizations engaged in high-priority IT projects. The six partners will retain a minority stake in Veritaaq. Veritaaq will continue to operate under the same name, same brand, under the existing management team, and all the emlpoyees would be retained.
Industry:Human Resources and Employment Services
Date:Jul 2015
Buyer:Information Services Corporation
Seller:ESC Corporate Services Ltd
Purchase Price:$28 million
Comments:Under the terms of the agreement, Information Services will pay CAD 21 million in cash and debt on closing and up to CAD 7 million in the form of performance based 12-month earn out. ESC provides online corporate public record due diligence and filing services for new business owners.
Industry:Online Information Provider
Date:Jul 2015
Buyer:Alithya Group Inc.
Seller:Groupe Conseil OSI Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Groupe Conseil OSI Inc. provides information management and consulting services. It offers management consulting and engineering services.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Jul 2015
Buyer:EY
Seller:CME Group Consultants
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Provider of scientific research and experimental development services. The company provides tax planning, refund claims adjustment, consulting and advisory services.
Industry:Tax - SRED
Date:Jul 2015
Buyer:Scalar Decisions Inc.
Seller:Mainland Information Systems Ltd.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:A cloud services company, provides services to protect, optimize, and manage enterprise IT infrastructure in Western Canada.
Industry:IT Integrator and Consulting
Date:Jul 2015
Buyer:BDO Canada
Seller:Deveaux Brault Munger & Associates
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:The firm focuses on the SME community and public companies and its multidisciplinary team includes specialists in finance, science, technology, accounting and taxation.
Industry:Tax - SRED
Date:Jul 2015
Buyer:SB Partners
Seller:Weber CA Tax & Accouting
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Weber has merged its tax and accouting practice with Burlington, ON based SB Partners.
Industry:Accounting & Tax
Date:Jun 2015
Buyer:New Signature Inc.
Seller:CMS Consulting Inc. and Infrastructure Guardian Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:The two companies implement records management or integrated document management solutions, and help protect sensitive information. The Canadian executive team will remain in place with CMS and IG founder assuming the role of President of New Signature’s Canadian operations.
Industry:IT Consulting and Other Services
Date:Jun 2015
Buyer:SOMOS Consulting Group
Seller:Maplesoft Group
Purchase Price:$12.0 million
Comments:Maplesoft Group provides systems integration services. It offers application development, information management, project management office, business transformation, enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management, human resources, enterprise architecture, administrative, and network and security services.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Jun 2015
Buyer:People Corporation
Seller:Coughlin & Associates Ltd.
Purchase Price:$30.2 million
Comments:Coughlin & Associates provides benefits consulting and administration services to companies, unions, and public service organizations in Canada.
Industry:HR Consulting - Employee Benefits
Date:Jun 2015
Buyer:The Catalyst Group & Pannell Kerr Forster (Texas)
Seller:Joint Venture Management Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Provides joint venture management consulting services. It offers services to the oil and gas sector, including joint venture management and auditing, accounting, contracts and agreements, vendor compliance, personnel, training, dispute resolution, unitization, project cost control, inventory management, and outsourcing services; and joint venture services for the real estate sector that include accounting and administration, auditing, contract compliance, contract negotiations, property management, computer systems, cost control, and vendor compliance.
Industry:Financial Advisory Services
Date:Jun 2015
Buyer:Alianz Development Inc.
Seller:Knowledgetech Consulting Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Provides technology implementation and strategic management consulting services. It offers Microsoft solutions delivery and management consulting services, including knowledge management, customer relationship management, stakeholder relationship management, collaboration/social computing, enterprise content management, performance management, and application lifecycle management.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Jun 2015
Buyer:KSV Kofman
Seller:Duff & Phelps Canada Restructuring
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Financial restructuing practice of Duff & Phelps acquired in 2011 from RSM Richter.
Industry:Financial Advisory Services - Restructuring
Date:May 2015
Buyer:Speridian Technologies LLC
Seller:Helm Innovations Corporation
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Helm provides consulting services to small to medium-sized businesses in the public sector, and financial services and insurance industries in Canada. It offers services in the areas of business architecture, IT strategy planning, project management advisory, request for proposal generation and evaluation, and application management. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Toronto, Canada.
Industry:IT Consulting and Other Services
Date:May 2015
Buyer:BDO Canada
Seller:NPT LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:NPT comprises 45 staff and ten partners and is one of the largest non-national accounting firms in Southwestern Ontario. The firm services the professional, medical, entrepreneurial and owner-managed business community principally in London and the surrounding 401 corridor. NPT was previously a member of the PKF North America Network.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:May 2015
Buyer:Collins Barrow Toronto LLP
Seller:GDR Advisory Group Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:GDR Advisory Group Inc. provides collateral field exams for asset based lenders.
Industry:Financial Advisory Services
Date:May 2015
Buyer:BDO Canada
Seller:Fauteux, Bruno, Bussiere, Leewarden
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:FBBL comprises 110 employees and five partners focused on the small and medium business community in the Greater Montreal Area. In addition to Assurance, Accounting and Taxation, FBBL’s main service lines include Financial and Management Advisory and Business Succession Planning. FBBL was previously a member of the PKF North America Network.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Apr 2015
Buyer:BDO Solutions
Seller:Systemgroup Consulting Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Systemgroup Consulting Inc. provides IT and business management solutions. It offers application development, application lifecycle management, business intelligence, portal and collaboration, application integration, cloud computing, application management, IT roadmap consulting, and portal governance services.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Mar 2015
Buyer:PwC
Seller:Platinum Legal Group Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Platinum Legal Group specializes in electronic evidence management in litigation, competition and investigative matters. The Company was founed in 2001.
Industry:Consulting - eDiscovery Services
Date:Jan 2015
Buyer:BDO Canada
Seller:Dube & Cuttini LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Specializes in providing Canadian and US tax services as well as structuring, asset protection, business assurance and other accounting services,
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Jan 2015
Buyer:PwC
Seller:West Monroe Partners, Supply Chain Consulting
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Supply Chain Consulting services of West Monroe Partners specializes in demand planning, inventory optimization, sales & operations planning (S&OP), production planning and scheduling.
Industry:Consulting - Supply Chain
Date:Jan 2015
Buyer:MNP
Seller:KNV Chartered Accountants LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:KNV Chartered Accountants LLP, the eighth largest accounting firm in BC, merged with MNP LLP, the fourth largest accounting firm in BC. and the sixth‐largest and fastest growing national accounting and business consulting firm in Canada, effective Jul 14, 2015. This merger created the third‐largest accounting and consulting firm in BC, by number of accountants.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Jan 2015
Buyer:Quartet Service Inc.
Seller:En Vogue Computers Ltd.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:En Vogue Computers LTD offers managed IT services and IT consulting services. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Thornhill, Canada.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Jan 2015
Buyer:Fruition Partners, Inc.
Seller:The Manta Group Limited
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:The Manta Group Limited, founded in 2003 in Toronto, is a management consulting company, focused on optimizing, transforming, and improving the performance of IT organizations.
Industry:Management Consulting
Date:Jan 2015
Buyer:Keywords Studios plc (AIM:KWS)
Seller:Alchemic Dream Inc.
Purchase Price:$2.0 million
Comments:Alchemic Dream Inc, founded in 2001 in Shawinigan, provides management and innovation services to the online gaming industry that includes game developers and publishers. Its services include social support, Email support, live-chat support, phone support, FAQ management, and game masterings and is based in Shawinigan, Canada.
Industry:IT Consulting - Media and Entertainment
Date:Jan 2015
Buyer:BAASS Business Solutions Inc.
Seller:Plus Computer Solutions Ltd
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Plus Computer Solutions generated $2.7 million in revenues in 2014. Plus is an ERP consulting firm, provides on-premises solutions and cloud ERP solutions for small to medium sized businesses in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. It specializes in implementing Sage 300 ERP.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Jan 2015
Buyer:Cowan Insurance Group Ltd.
Seller:The Williamson Group, Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:The Williamson Group, founded in 1977 in Brantford, ON, offers individual financial services, such as plan design, business succession planning, investment, retirement and lifestyle, and insurance estate and generational planning services. The company also provides disability management solutions.
Industry:Benefits Consulting
Date:Dec 2014
Buyer:PwC
Seller:Balkon Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:The acquisition of Balkon Inc. makes PwC the largest Workday Services Partner in Canada and further enables the firm’s ability to deploy Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) for clients.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Nov 2014
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Draganjac Pressman
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Draganjac Pressman Chartered Professional Accountants, a Mississauga-based accounting and consulting firm, will merge with MNP LLP. Draganjac Pressman was looking for an opportunity to offer more specialty services to its clients, while MNP sought more resources to serve the Mississauga/Etobicoke region.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Nov 2014
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Reimer & Co.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Reimer & Co. provides services including accounting, audit, tax and business advisory to business owners and organizations in a wide variety of sectors including Agriculture, Logging, Retail, Manufacturing, First Nations, Not-for-Profit and Government.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Sep 2014
Buyer:MNP
Seller:McLarty & Co Corporation
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:McLarty & Co Corporation provides financial services for owner-managers and professional practitioners. The company offers tax planning and compliance, succession planning, insurance and risk management, estate planning, assurance and compliance, document management, accounting and reporting, financial planning, business planning, and wealth management services.
Industry:Financial Advisory Services
Date:Aug 2014
Buyer:Deloitte Canada
Seller:Visser Consulting Ltd.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Visser Consulting Ltd. provides integrated regulatory and safety consulting services for the energy companies. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Calgary, Canada.
Industry:Consulting - Oil & Gas Services
Date:May 2014
Buyer:ESC Corporate Services Ltd
Seller:Davis + Henderson, Corporate Research and Analysis Centre
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Corporate Research and Analysis Centre service's include incorporating federal and Quebec businesses; searching and securing corporate and business names; searching and retrieving information on corporations and businesses; trade-mark registrations; and corporate accessories including minute books, seals, by-laws and resolutions, share certificates, and corporate paper.
Industry:Online Information Provider
Date:Nov 2012
Buyer:BubbleUP Marketing Corp.
Seller:Whytespace Ltd.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Whytespace, founded in 2000 in Sherwood Park, AB, is a Website design and development agency, specializing in online strategies and custom Web programming. The company also provides email marketing services, such as mass email sending, lists management, custom templates, recipient tracking, and email campaigns.
Industry:Online Marketing
Date:Dec 2012
Buyer:Groupe Conseil OSI Inc.
Seller:6i Solution inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:6i Solution inc., founded in 2008 in Trois-Rivières, offers information technology services for manufacturing industries, and small and medium businesses in North America. The company provides remote or on site consulting services by telephone and email, or through screen sharing; and integrated system design and creation.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Jun 2012
Buyer:BAASS Business Solutions Inc.
Seller:CA-Plus Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:CA-Plus Inc. will inject a team of twenty application and technical consultants along with focused sales and marketing resources. CA-Plus had revenue of about CAD 3 million for 2010. CA-Plus Inc. offers information technology consulting services.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:May 2013
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Moore Stephens & Cooper
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:11 partners and more than 60 team members of Toronto based Moore Stephens joined MNP.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Jan 2014
Buyer:Deloitte Canada
Seller:ATD Legal Services Professional Corporation
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:ATD will help Deloitte deliver a complete range of discovery services, including the identification, preservation, processing, hosting, review and production of electronic documents.
Industry:Consulting - Legal Services
Date:Feb 2014
Buyer:PwC
Seller:Westmark Consulting LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Westmark Consulting, a Vancouver-based consulting firm specializing in operational performance services. Westmark provides business performance management services through Lean Six Sigma, Design for six sigma, Theory of Constraints, and Rapid Improvement Event solutions. It offers value stream mapping, root cause analysis, spaghetti diagrams, 5S and visual management, and error proofing services.
Industry:Consulting - Operational Performance
Date:Mar 2014
Buyer:PwC
Seller:Bomza Law
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Immigration law firm providing Canadian, American and global immigration legal services.
Industry:Legal Services
Date:Jul 2013
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Laberge Venne & Partners
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Based in Sudbury and Manitoulin Island, LVP has been operating since 2003. Over the past decade, it has grown considerably with the addition of six managers and 17 support staff and serves clients in a number of communities, including Elliot Lake, Blind River, New Liskeard, Chapleau, Kapuskasing and Parry Sound. The firm provides a wide range of accounting, tax and consulting services, including valuation, litigation support and forensic accounting, to diverse industries.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Feb 2013
Buyer:BDO Canada
Seller:Interim Consulting Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Interis Consulting Inc. a 50 professional management consultancy company focused on the government and financial sectors.
Industry:Consulting - Industry Focus
Date:Dec 2011
Buyer:Deloitte
Seller:Skura Business Intelligence Group
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Skura engages in the implementation and configuration of Oracle business intelligence technology and applications. It offers enterprise performance management, data warehousing, advisory, and training services.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Nov 2011
Buyer:Ernst & Young
Seller:RSM Richter Toronto audit, tax & transactions and Calgary restructuring practices
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:E&Y returns to the Canadian middle market
Industry:Audit, Tax, Transactions
Date:Dec 2011
Buyer:Duff & Phelps Canada
Seller:RSM Richter Toronto Financial Restructuring Practice
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Duff & Phelps expands the Canadian platform they built with the 2010 acquisition of Cole & Partners, a boutique Toronto based valuations practice.
Industry:Restructuring
Date:Jan 2012
Buyer:Black Box Corporation
Seller:Innerwireless
Purchase Price:$28M
Comments:Innerwireless provides in-building wireless LAN design and integration services
Industry:IT Services
Date:Feb 2012
Buyer:BDO
Seller:Ammar Cousineau Télio Hadid
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:BDO strengthens its presence in Quebec marketplace with the addition of ACTH, a full-service accounting firm which ranks in the top 25 in Quebec.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Dec 2011
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Hemenway Silver
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:MNP adds Winnipeg based Hemenway Silver. A firm offering the full spectrum of accounting, tax and consulting services to a variety of corporate clients, with a focus on serving First Nations.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Jan 2012
Buyer:Grant Thornton
Seller:Green Hunt Wedlake Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Nova Scotia-based insolvency and restructuring firm has been advising corporate and personal insolvency clients across Atlantic Canada for almost 20 years. Adds 20 new team members to Grant Thornton.
Industry:Insolvency
Date:Dec 2011
Buyer:Grant Thornton
Seller:Tien Rostad LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:The 15 member of the Camrose, Alberta accounting and business advisory firm will join Grant Thornton's Northern Alberta practice.
Industry:Accounting, Advisory
Date:Nov 2011
Buyer:Grant Thornton
Seller:A.C. Poirier & Associates Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Grant Thornton adds a seasoned team of Atlantic Canada based professionals with extensive corporate and consumer insolvency experience.
Industry:Insolvency
Date:Mar 2012
Buyer:Rule Financial
Seller:Waterline Group
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Rule Financial, a provider of business, technical and IT consulting services to the global investment banking sector acquired Waterline to expand its business offerings in the North American market. Rule Financial now has offices in London, New York, Barcelona and Toronto.
Industry:Consulting Services
Date:Mar 2012
Buyer:David Alpin & Associates
Seller:Executive Source Consulting Group
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:David Alpin & Associates established in 1975 is one of Canada's largest recruiting firms with offices across the country. The acquisition of Executive Source, the largest search firm headquartered in Saskatchewan expands David Alpin's presence to over 10 offices and 135 recruiters.
Industry:Human Resources
Date:Jul 2012
Buyer:KPMG
Seller:Secor Group
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Secor is Canada's largest independent strategy and management consulting firm. Founded in 1975 Secor has 18 partners and over 125 employees with offices in Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City and Vancouver.
Industry:Consulting Services
Date:Aug 2012
Buyer:PBI Actuarial Consultants
Seller:Actuaires-Conseils Bergeron et Associes Inc
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:PBI, a Vancouver based actuarial and benefits consulting firm, has acquired Actuaires-Conseils Bergeron et Associes from Pierre Bergeron and three employees. M. Bergeron will be responsible for PBI's business development in Quebec.
Industry:Actuarial Consulting
Date:Sep 2012
Buyer:People Corporation
Seller:Johnson Schock Lowden Inc
Purchase Price:$0.3 million
Comments:People Corporation a provider of employee benefits, group retirement and human resources services has acquired Toronto based JSL, a provider of similar services.
Industry:Human Resources
Date:Oct 2012
Buyer:Optimus SBR
Seller:RWS Advisory Ltd.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:RWS Advisory, founded in 2000 is a Toronto based provider of management consulting services for financial services, life sciences, energy, healthcare, non-profit, and public sector organizations. It offers strategy and leadership, business recovery, operational improvement and project management services.
Industry:Consulting Services
Date:Oct 2012
Buyer:R3D Consulting Inc.
Seller:Groupe Informatique TechSolCom Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Groupe Informatique TechSolCom, based in Montreal, offers development, analysis, and management services. The company also provides E-commerce solutions on IBM Websphere Commerce; and architecture, development, and integration of IBM Portal. Other services include iPhone, iPad and Android application development.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Oct 2012
Buyer:SNL Financial LC (now subsidiary of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc.)
Seller:Metals Economics Group
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Metals Economics Group provides global mining industry information and analysis. It offers comprehensive and detailed view on activities ranging from exploration, development, and production to strategic planning and acquisition. The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Halifax.
Industry:Financial Services
Date:Nov 2012
Buyer:Morneau Shepell Inc. (TSX:MSI)
Seller:Mercer (Canada) Limited, Pension and Benefits Outsourcing Business
Purchase Price:$3.5 million
Comments:Through this acquisition, Morneau Shepell gains more than 250 employees and approximately 60 clients. Morneau Shepell expects to invest between CAD 20 million and CAD 25 million. Excluding this investment, the transaction is expected to be accretive in 2013.
Industry:Human Resources
Date:Nov 2012
Buyer:People Corporation (TSXV:PEO)
Seller:Prosure Group Administrators and Prosure Insurance Agencies Inc.
Purchase Price:$1.5 million plus VTB
Comments:Prosure Group Administrators and Prosure Insurance Agencies Inc. provides employee benefits solutions, consulting services and third party administration services. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Toronto.
Industry:Human Resources
Date:Nov 2012
Buyer:Levert Personnel Resources Inc.
Seller:Whelan Petroleum Personnel Management Inc. and Newfoundland Personnel Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Whelan Petroleum Personnel Management Inc. and Newfoundland Personnel Inc. are personnel resource firms with offices in Newfoundland and Labrador
Industry:Human Resources - Staffing
Date:Nov 2012
Buyer:Willis Canada, Inc.
Seller:Avalon Actuarial Inc.
Purchase Price:$30.0 million
Comments:Avalon Actuarial’s 45 employees and leadership team will join Willis Canada, Inc.’s Canadian operations and continue to serve clients from its existing offices in Montreal and Toronto.
Industry:Actuarial and Benefits Consulting Services
Date:Dec 2012
Buyer:Wasserman Media Group, LLC
Seller:Catalyst Sponsorship Consulting Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Catalyst Sponsorship Consulting Inc, founded in 2005 and in Oakville, ON, provides sponsorship consulting services to sponsorship investors in North America. The company acts as a facilitator to bridge the gap between sports and entertainment rights holders and the corporate clients investing in them. was Canada.
Industry:Consulting Services - Media & Entertainment
Date:Dec 2012
Buyer:Diabsolut Inc.
Seller:Precision Systems Group
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Precision Systems Group, a recruiting company, provides contractor and temporary staffing, permanent staffing, and recruitment process outsourcing services. It serves Fortune 500 clients; and businesses in financial services, insurance, service sector, technology consulting, and public sector. The company is based in Toronto, Canada.
Industry:Human Resources
Date:Mar 2014
Buyer:PwC
Seller:Biond Consulting Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Biond Consulting provides planning and implementing business intelligence (BI) and enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions through Oracle and Microsoft technologies.
Industry:IT Consulting - Business Intelligence
Date:Nov 2013
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Woodward David LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Established in 1991, Woodward Davis is a three-partner led firm of chartered accountants providing a wide range of services for corporate and personal clients, including accounting, audit and review, and taxation.
Industry:Audit, Tax
Date:Nov 2011
Buyer:Collins Barrow
Seller:Andersen & Company
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:A Toronto based boutique accounting and tax practice with a clients across a diverse range of industries.
Industry:Accounting, Tax
Date:Nov 2011
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Evans Martin LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:MNP adds its first full-service office in Mississauga. Evans Martin, founded in 1975, is focused on the mid-market, and brings approximately 35 more team members to MNP.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Nov 2011
Buyer:PwC
Seller:JRS Partners
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:PwC adds to its healthcare and technology practices with the addition of the JRS team who bring eHealth and enterprise architecture skills.
Industry:Consulting Services - Healthcare
Date:Nov 2011
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Horwath Leebosh Appel LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Montreal-based accounting and consulting firm Horwath Leebosh Appel LLP, including their insolvency and corporate recovery practice, Appel & Co. Inc. are the latest in a series of additions to MNP's presence in Quebec adding 80 professionals.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory, Insolvency
Date:Sep 2011
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Wayne Drew Professional Corporation
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:MNP adds strength in the Waterloo market.
Industry:Audit, Tax
Date:Sep 2011
Buyer:Grant Thornton
Seller:Stout & Company LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Edmonton accounting and advisory firm adds to Grant Thornton's Northern Alberta team.
Industry:Accounting, Advisory
Date:Sep 2011
Buyer:KPMG
Seller:Berris Mangan Chartered Accountants
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:KMPG adding to their middle market presence in Vancouver market.
Industry:Public Accounting
Date:Aug 2011
Buyer:MNP
Seller:William Epstein, Chartered Accountants
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:MNP expands its presence in the Montreal market. William Epstein has been providing accounting and tax services to a variety of clients in a diverse range of industries for almost 40 years.
Industry:Audit, Tax
Date:Aug 2011
Buyer:BDO
Seller:KPMG - Personal Insolvency Business
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:KPMG exit the personal insolvency business.
Industry:Insolvency - Personal
Date:Aug 2011
Buyer:BDO
Seller:Banks-Hill’s Microsoft Dynamics practice
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:BDO, a Microsoft Gold Certified Business Partner, is expanding its services in Western Canada with the purchase of Banks-Hills’ Microsoft Dynamics business, which includes software implementation services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Aug 2011
Buyer:PwC
Seller:InfoTech Solutions
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:PwC expands its IT Consulting services with the acquisition of Maritimes based InfoTech, a firm specializing in the delivery of Microsoft technologies.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Aug 2011
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Capital Business Solutions (CBS) Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Edmonton based CBS focuses on clients in the energy, natural resources and manufacturing sectors. They provide corporate finance solutions, commercial mortgages, business sale advisory, consulting and executive recruitment.
Industry:Corporate Finance
Date:Jul 2011
Buyer:PwC
Seller:Robichaud Conseil Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:PwC strengthens its broader business consulting strength in Quebec with the addition of the strategic management, organizational and cultural transformation and organizational design skills of Robichaud.
Industry:Consulting Services
Date:Jul 2011
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Stern Cohen Shier Inc
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Stern Cohen Shier provides Consumer Proposals, Division 1 Proposals, Personal Bankruptcy and Corporate Bankruptcy/Proposal services, as well as Financial Debt Counselling services from six locations in Ontario.
Industry:Insolvency
Date:Jun 2011
Buyer:Deloitte
Seller:AJM Petroleum Consultants
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Deloitte Corporate Finance's newly formed Energy and Resource Advisory Service adds to service offering. AJM Deloitte will provide reservoir engineering and geological consulting services for the for oil and gas industry.
Industry:Corporate Finance - Energy
Date:May 2011
Buyer:KPMG
Seller:Sumera Management Consulting
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:KPMG expands its healthcare practice with addition of Edmonton team focused on strategy and operational effectiveness in public, healthcare and social services sectors.
Industry:Consulting Services - Healthcare
Date:May 2011
Buyer:KPMG
Seller:HIO Group Inc
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:KPMG further strengthens its healthcare practice with the addition of Toronto based HIO's lean healthcare and six sigma skills focused on healthcare operational effectiveness.
Industry:Consulting Services - Healthcare
Date:May 2011
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Herpers Chagani Gowling Inc. (310 DEBT)
Purchase Price:
Comments:The southwestern Ontario-based insolvency firm provide personal insolvency services from 4 regional offices and add 35 staff to MNP.
Industry:Insolvency
Date:May 2011
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Retford Lane Bates LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:GTA based firm provides accounting and business advisory services to credit unions throughout Ontario, while also serving private companies and not-for-profit organizations. The firm is composed of eight team members.
Industry:Accounting, Advisory - Credit Unions
Date:Apr 2011
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Wise, Blackman
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Montreal-based valuation and litigation support services firm founded in 1979.
Industry:Valuation, Litigation Support
Date:Apr 2011
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Chang Lee LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Vancouver accounting firm specializes in providing assurance and audit services to public companies in Asia, Canada and the U.S.A. Many of their clients operate in the technology, mining and oil and gas sectors.
Industry:Audit
Date:Apr 2011
Buyer:BDO
Seller:Perry Krieger & Associates Inc
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Six Trustees in Bankruptcy and 17 professional and administrative staff join BDO expanding their capabilities in Southern Ontario.
Industry:Insolvency - Personal
Date:Mar 2011
Buyer:MNP
Seller:Greenridge Business Systems Corporation
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Winnipeg based provider of information technology consulting services to local, national and multi-national corporations and government.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Feb 2011
Buyer:KPMG
Seller:Groupe 4L2 Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:KPMG adds to its supply chain and operations management services with Montreal based firm specializing in applied distribution logistics.
Industry:Consulting Services - Logistics
Date:Jan 2011
Buyer:BDO
Seller:Belanger Clarke Follett & McGettigan
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:BCFM is the largest independent regional firm based in Newfoundland and Labrador with six offices across the province.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Jan 2011
Buyer:BDO
Seller:BFM Chartered Accountants
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:FM is a leading accounting and advisory firm in Prince Edward Island. Its clients are in the business community, government, not-for-profit and agricultural sectors.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Jan 2011
Buyer:Deloitte
Seller:Managerial Design Corporation
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Managerial Design Corporation designs, implements and sustains management practices and processes in organizations. Services include strategic planning, strategy deployment, managing for results, and continuous improvement.
Industry:Consulting Services
Date:Nov 2010
Buyer:Grant Thornton
Seller:Hamilton office of chartered accountant and business advisory firm MacGillivray
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Established in 1933, MacGillivray Hamilton which further adds to Grant Thornton's extensive Ontario network.
Industry:Accounting, Advisory
Date:Nov 2010
Buyer:KPMG
Seller:Ledjit Consulting
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Ledjit specializes in e-discovery, information management and law practice IT management consulting services.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Oct 2010
Buyer:Grant Thornton
Seller:Alger & Associates
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:The addition of the 50 person strong Alberta-based corporate recovery and personal bankruptcy firm provides Grant Thornton with a significant R&R presence in all the major markets across Canada with close to 300 dedicated R&R professionals.
Industry:Insolvency
Date:Oct 2010
Buyer:MNP
Seller:WSBG LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:MNP's first full service office in Quebec, and specifically the Montreal market. Established in 1964, WSBG has grown to become a highly successful mid-sized accounting firm.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Oct 2010
Buyer:KPMG
Seller:Blackstone Partners
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:KPMG bulks up its healthcare practice in the first of several acquisitions. Toronto headquartered Blackstone provides strategic planning, organizational and program effectiveness consulting services to the healthcare and government sectors.
Industry:Consulting Services - Healthcare
Date:Sep 2010
Buyer:Grant Thornton
Seller:Watson Aberant LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Edmonton firm enhances Grant Thornton's position in the strategic northern Alberta marketplace.
Industry:Audit, Advisory
Date:Sep 2010
Buyer:Grant Thornton
Seller:PKF Hill LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Toronto-based accounting, tax and business advisory firm adds to Grant Thornton's strength in the GTA market.
Industry:Audit, Tax, Advisory
Date:Sep 2010
Buyer:Collins Barrow
Seller:Hemming Weir Casey
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Collins Barrow Nauss Hornby and Hemming Weir Casey Inc. merged to form Collins Barrow Nova Scotia Inc., one of Nova Scotia's largest independently owned accounting firms with 9 partners and more than 30 professionals and staff serving the mid-market.
Industry:Public Accounting
Date:Sep 2010
Buyer:KPMG
Seller:IT/NET Group, Inc.
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Ottawa based IT/NET provides ERP and CRM technology solutions to government, high tech and healthcare sectors.
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Jul 2010
Buyer:Deloitte
Seller:Horne LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Deloitte adds to its mid-market practice in the Hamilton/Burlington Ontario markets.
Industry:Public Accounting
Date:Jun 2010
Buyer:MNP
Seller:PwC LLP, 11 Offices of Personal Insolvency Practice
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:
Industry:Insolvency
Date:May 2010
Buyer:BDO
Seller:Bill McCulloch & Associates
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:The merger will allow BDO to maintain and grow its presence in the Edmonton, central and northern Alberta, and Okanagan marketplaces.
Industry:Insolvency
Date:Mar 2010
Buyer:MNP
Seller:McNally Valuations
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Edmonton based provider of business valuations, litigation support services and expert services in commercial and industrial property, plant and equipment, real estate, and machinery appraisal.
Industry:Valuations
Date:Jan 2010
Buyer:PwC
Seller:MTS Allstream, non-telecom IT consulting business
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:
Industry:IT Consulting
Date:Jan 2010
Buyer:Grant Thornton
Seller:Hards Pearson LLP
Purchase Price:N/A
Comments:Barrie based accounting and advisory firm has a 55 year history in the community.
Industry:Accounting, Tax