Canadian Business Growth Fund Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Growth Capital Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Canadian Business Growth Fund has invested in 13 companies.

Canadian Business Growth Fund’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (28%) and internet software and services (21%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (66%) and venture (32%).

In the last 3 years, Canadian Business Growth Fund has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%). Canadian Business Growth Fund’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold PayBright for $258M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity33
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF)

Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF)

730-145 King Street West,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J8
Canada
(833) 459-2243
www.cbgf.com
contact@cbgf.com


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Business Services, Consumer Services, Digital Media, Distribution, E-Commerce, Environmental, Financial Services, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Stake Purchase, Venture

Geographic Preferences: Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 5 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 3 20
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (4.2/yr) # 8 8 8 4 1 - 29
Sell (0.8/yr) # - 2 - - 1 1 4
vol $258M $258M
  33

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
STN Video, Inc. 2024-01-24 - Trade Sale
Victoria, British Columbia · www.stnvideo.com
Specialty Medical Partners 2023-02-22 - Growth Capital
Toronto, Ontario · www.specialtymedicalpartners.com
Environmental 360 Solutions Ltd. 2023-02-16 - Secondary Sale
Aurora, Ontario · www.e360s.ca
Believeco Partners 2022-11-04 - Venture
Northwest Calgary, Alberta · www.believecopartners.com
ProcedureFlow 2022-07-26 - Venture
Saint John, New Brunswick · www.procedureflow.com
Felix Health, Inc. 2022-06-01 - Growth Capital
Toronto, Ontario · www.felixforyou.ca
Amilia Enterprises, Inc. 2022-05-25 - Venture
Montreal, Quebec · www.amilia.com
PureFacts Financial Solutions Inc. 2021-12-16 - Venture
Toronto, Ontario · www.purefacts.com
Kudos, Inc. 2021-12-06 - Growth Capital
Calgary, Alberta · www.kudos.com
Neovation Corp. 2021-11-30 - Growth Capital
Winnipeg, Manitoba · www.neovation.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 7 (28%) - 8 (28%) -
Internet Software and Services 6 (24%) - 6 (21%) -
Software 3 (12%) - 3 (10%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - 2 (7%) -
Automotive 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (3%) -
E-Commerce 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Environmental - - 1 (3%) -
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Food 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 25 - 29 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 25 (100%) - 29 (100%) -
  Ontario 10 (40%) - 13 (45%) -
  Alberta 4 (16%) - 4 (14%) -
  Quebec 3 (12%) - 3 (10%) -
  British Columbia 2 (8%) - 3 (10%) -
  Nova Scotia 2 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
  Manitoba 2 (8%) - 2 (7%) -
  Saskatchewan 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
  New Brunswick 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 25 - 29 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 15 (60%) - 19 (66%) -
Venture 9 (36%) - 9 (31%) -
Acquisition Financing 1 (4%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 25 - 29 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (50%) 258M (100%)
Secondary Sale 1 (25%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (25%) -
Total 4 $258M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $258M
TOTAL $258M
Largest PayBright
$258M (2020-12-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Exited to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

FAQ

When was Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) founded?

Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) was founded in 2018.

What type of investor is Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF)?

Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) is a growth capital firm.

Where is Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) headquartered?

Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.

How much capital does Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) have under management?

Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) has 545M USD under management.

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