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Case Study 6

Acquisition

Boshart Industries is a leading Ontario-based distributor and manufacturer of products for the water industry. They were seeking a key strategic acquisition to grow in the valve manufacturing market, and had identified Flomatic Corporation as a possible acquisition target.

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Case Study 5

Divestitures

Torus Freight Systems, headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, is a leading freight management company, focused primarily on moving freight from the United States into Canada. A growing demand from their customer base to manage portions of domestic US freight left them unable to meet the demand.

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Case Study 4

Acquisition

Proax Technologies is Ontario’s leading industrial automation components distributor, based in Oakville, Ontario. In spring 2012, Proax’s management team’s strategic plan was to grow in the mining and natural resources market. They decided that the right acquisition was better than a green field approach.

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Case Study 3

Divestitures

A Toronto, Ontario-based family-owned company, over 100 years old, was in the third generation of ownership. In their 2011 strategic plan, the company’s management team decided that their Industrial Foam Division was no longer a core business and wanted to divest the industrial foam operation by early spring 2012.

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Mergers // & // Acquisitions

Cargo Direct International (CDI) and Fluke Transportation Group have entered into a strategic relationship. John Willis, chairman of CDI, stated that CDI needed to provide an increased geographic coverage to meet the transportation requirements of its growing customer base and Fluke’s strong presence and 95-year history in Southern Ontario made it the natural choice.

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Case Study 1

Investment

Burlington Automation Corp. (BAC), located in Hamilton, ON, manufactures a single machine, the PythonX. This machine is the market leader in automated cutting of structural steel and tubes. While the company has sold machines on every continent, it needed three things – a global distribution network, a global in-field support network and a marquee brand to take the business to the next level.

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