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Year in review:

Highlighting BDO Canada’s 2021 M&A deals


The M&A market was an active space in 2021, with increased deal activity reflecting greater business confidence. Our M&A and Capital Markets team is proud to have worked on a number of successful deals in 2021.

BDO Canada’s M&A and Capital Markets team closed 35 deals in 2021

BDO Canada by the numbers

Extending our congratulations to the new partnerships being forged!

adracare and well health logos
xstore logo
all-net and munisight logos
fraser valley and evergen logos
kelcoatings and cloverdale paint logos
pec and cap logos
wesbell, firepower, credit mutuel and trilogy capital logos
agilec and bright spring logos
legault, mondou, and ren's pets logos
national brokers insurance services and westland insurance logos
pmf inch and deschenes group logos
paramount flooring logo
aquatox and IEH laboratories logos
penhold dental care and TD logos
cpc pumps logo
air pros logo
wa grain and pulse solutions, GFI, adroit, and west coast agro logos
richardson service and ned logos
globeways, ETG and purely canada logos
TI foods, nova vida capital and sage logos
crestmark logo
cowell and go auto logos
nautilus environmental and pollutech logos
nuco and goldner hawn logos
live target logo
canuck compounders and nanoxplore logos
fastening house logo
cobalt and succession capital logos
intest corporation and acculogic logos
discover solutions logo

Select deals were not disclosed due to client confidentiality


Our clients say it best

"When making the decision to sell our business, we carefully chose a strategic partner to prepare and assist us through the process. It was important to keep our decision as confidential as possible. We looked for a team with a preparation strategy, vast experience in mergers and acquisitions, and, in particular, a team that understood the intricacies and value of our reputation in the industry.

BDO followed a detailed plan and quickly identified a list of potential buyers. It was also important they understood our employees’ future plans and our established brands because they remain exactly what we and our customers have come to rely on and trust.

While one might understand the volume of information required, we would have been hard-pressed to see a seamless transaction without the help of our BDO team.

Having all the professional departments under one BDO brand made it easier for us to continue managing our business and put the BDO team to work without delays. BDO supported our divestiture in many ways, including financial preparation, tax filing and tax advice, information gathering and presenting, negotiation, legal services, and finding the right buyer.

Thank you to the entire BDO team!"

Joyce Usher-Mesiano, President, National Brokers Insurance Services Inc.
"BDO provided a complete suite of M&A services that allowed us to successfully navigate the pandemic and close the transaction with the ideal structure and buyer. We would highly recommend BDO as they are able to offer a breadth of top-tier M&A services to identify and solve potential issues and ensure the successful closing of the transaction."
Azim Esmail, CEO & Founder RewardOps
"The BDO team approached our transaction as if it was the most important one to them. They were incredibly strategic from an M&A perspective, relentless in maximizing stakeholder value and diligent in all aspects of running a sale process for our small, privately held, SaaS company in its sale to a large public company consolidator. We couldn’t have gotten this one across the finish line without their consistent, thoughtful and steadfast belief in our people, asset, and vision."
Olivier Giner, CEO of Adracare
"After a period of objective deliberation with the principals, we engaged with BDO for the sale of our family business. The BDO deal team ran a superb sales process that resulted in multiples offers. Their experience and professional approach was invaluable in navigating the process to a successful conclusion despite the additional challenges presented by the pandemic. Congratulations on a job well done."
Paul Jacuzzi, CEO & Owner, Waterite
"Selling our business was an emotional and complex process. After an exhaustive search, BDO was able to find us the right buyer, one that was well aligned with our culture and employees. BDO provided trusted advice and guided us through all aspects of the transaction."
Cora Mills and Kelly Hickey, Shareholders of PEC
"I have had the opportunity to work with several branches of BDO. All have been excellent experiences. My recent experience with BDO M&A and Capital Advisory Services was fantastic. In a time of financial insecurity with COVID related downturns, I approached the BDO team with the unique challenge of needing to find alternate financing for my business. They were not only able to find financing for me, but at a better rate and better amortization for my needs. BDO’s M&A and Capital Markets team were in contact with me every step of the way and every interaction was pleasant and professional. For business financing-related needs, I would definitely recommend the BDO M&A and Capital Markets team."
Dr. Dave Litchfield, General Dentist
"From our founding, Tevosol has benefited from a full range of BDO services—audit, tax, consulting, and now M&A advisory. Our BDO M&A and Capital Markets team provided steady guidance and trustworthy support in closing our cross-border deal across a closed border in the time of pandemic. They always kept our objectives firmly in mind and the big picture in plain view. I recommend BDO for any young company facing tough odds and looking to turn hard challenges into bright prospects."
Ron Mills, Chief Executive Officer, Tevosol Inc.
"We sincerely appreciate all of the help the BDO team provided from start to finish through the M&A journey. Their knowledge and professionalism allowed us as shareholders to navigate a complex deal with many moving parts and feel confident that we had the support we needed to protect our interests and ensure the right result. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the BDO team for any owner looking to evaluate their options and pursue an M&A transaction."
Nick Mazze, President and CEO, Wesbell
"The BDO team gave me everything I needed to complete the transaction, and worked in an efficient timeline. Most of all, they made it easy to survive through uncertain times, something I really appreciated."
Warren Wessel, President & Owner of Tundra Petroleum Services
"BDO’s team provided expert advice on a timely basis throughout the transaction process. We felt very well supported on all financial, strategic, and due diligence matters the whole time."
Isabelle Lemay, CFO, Mondou

We’re proud to present some of our most notable M&A deals of 2021.


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