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Bathe & McLellan
Bathe & McLellan
Sale of Fourth Generation Building Materials Supplier

Details

SDI acted as exclusive M&A advisor to Oshawa based Bathe & McLellan, in the sale to a former executive of National Concrete Accessories. The owners of Bathe & McLellan retained SDI to run a full sell-side mandate which included an exhaustive search for local as well as national and international strategic purchasers. The purchaser intends to use Bathe & McLellan as a platform for additional acquisitions in the Oshawa area and the GTA.

Diana's Seafood
Diana's Seafood
Sale of Wholesaling Division of Seafood Company

Details

Diana’s Seafood was approached by Premium Brands because of Diana’s reputation as one of the GTA’s best seafood wholesalers. Diana’s supplies fish and seafood to the GTA’s restaurants, hotels and resorts. Premium Brands is a Canadian publicly traded specialty food manufacturing/distribution holdings company with nearly CDN $2 billion in revenue. Diana’s retained SDI to take over negotiations with Premium Brands and institute a formal divestiture process.

DOM’s Sports & Games
DOM’s Sports & Games
Sales of Sporting Equipment Manufacturer

Details

SDI acted as exclusive M&A advisor in the sale of DOM Sports & Games to Quadrivium Advisors. DOM manufactures/distributes sports & physical education equipment throughout North America and Europe. Quadrivium Advisors is a Toronto based M&A advisory firm that acquires small to medium-sized businesses throughout Canada. SDI introduced sophisticated tax planning strategies for the shareholders of DOM and managed the entire divestiture process for Quadrivium.

Enervac Corporation
Enervac Corporation
Sale of Manufacturer/Distributor of Oil & Gas Equipment

Details

SDI was retained by the shareholders of Enervac, an Ontario based manufacturer of specialty oil & gas purification equipment. SDI conducted a global search for strategic buyers in the power generation, transmission and distribution sectors and solicited offers from Canada, the US, Germany, Australia, India and South Africa. The successful bidder, Clarke-Reliance, manufactures & distributes product to the power generation, refining, gas processing & chemical industries.

Event Spectrum
Event Spectrum
Sale of Event Management Company

Details

SDI was the exclusive M&A advisor to Event Spectrum, a Toronto based conference, meeting, incentive and recognition agency, in the sale to MCI. MCI is a privately held event management agency headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with operations in over 31 countries. SDI positioned Event Spectrum as an ideal platform company from which MCI could launch their North American growth plans.

Fine Line Imports
Fine Line Imports
Sale of High-End Clothing Designer and Importer

Details

SDI was retained as M&A advisor by Toronto based Fine Line Imports, an importer, wholesaler & distributor of women's fashion, in the sale to Lynx Equity. As creator of the Fresh FX and Clotheshead collections, Fine Line Imports serves retail customers across North America. Toronto based private equity firm Lynx Equity has a portfolio of over 25 companies globally. With Lynx Equity's support, Fine Line Imports has achieved strong growth as part of the Lynx Equity group of companies.

Irpinia Kitchens
Irpinia Kitchens
Sale of High-End Custom Cabinet Manufacturer

Details

SDI acted as exclusive M&A advisor to Irpinia Kitchens in the sale to Rhyno Equity. Irpinia Kitchens creates luxury cabinetry across North America with custom designs and quality craftsmanship. Toronto based Rhyno Equity is an investment firm specializing in manufacturing companies. SDI was retained by Irpinia following an unsuccessful engagement with another M&A firm. SDI implemented a revamped and expanded outreach strategy that led to a successful transaction.

MacMillan's
MacMillan's
Intergenerational Transfer of Food Distribution Company

Details

SDI was retained to implement the intergenerational transfer of MacMillan’s, a retailer and distributor of gourmet flash frozen food, from the second generation shareholders to the third generation as well as an outside investor. SDI facilitated the terms and conditions of the outside investor’s equity interest and partnership terms with the third generation of MacMillan’s shareholders.

Marsia Foods
Marsia Foods
Strategic Planning for Global Importer of Food Ingredients

Details

SDI was retained to develop a strategic plan for Marsia Foods, a Toronto based wholesale distributor, importer & trader of food ingredients to manufacturers, retailers & food service operators in North America. With 13 warehouse locations and 32 countries it sources products from, Marsia Foods is one of the largest Canadian importers of dried fruits, nuts and seeds. The strategic plan SDI implemented allowed the company to streamline operations and further increase revenues.

R&B Construction Services Inc.
R&B Construction Services Inc.
Sale of Civil Engineering Company to Management

Details

SDI acted as exclusive M&A advisor and legal counsel to key management of R&B Construction Services in respect of a management buy-out from the estate of the deceased majority shareholder. Established in 1987, R&B specializes in electrical and telecommunication projects and is known for their reliability, quality, and seasoned experience. They have completed over 2800 medium to large scale projects in the commercial, industrial and institutional sectors.

Women’s Executive Network (WXN)
Women’s Executive Network (WXN)
Sale of Women's Professional Association

Details

SDI was retained as exclusive M&A advisor to Women’s Executive Network (WXN), a women’s professional association, in the sale to Stevens Resource Group (SRG). WXN is a member based group for professional women in Canada. SRG is a workforce management company with operations in Canada and the US. SDI sought out SRG and highlighted synergies between the companies and the opportunity to further expand SRG’s services by marketing to WXN’s 22,000 members.

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