VERTU Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, VERTU Capital has acquired 3 companies.

VERTU Capital’s most common sectors for investment areinformation technology (40%) and internet software and services (40%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (40%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (20%). In total, VERTU Capital has invested in 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2021 when it acquired Dejero Labs for $60M.

In the last 3 years, VERTU Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). VERTU Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Carta Solutions Holding for $24M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

VERTU Capital

150 King St. West, Suite 212,
Toronto, Ontario M5H 3T9
Canada
www.vertucapital.ca
info@vertucapital.ca

VERTU Capital is a private investment firm focused on acquiring and investing in Canadian technology companies. VERTU targets established B2B companies with at least $20 million in revenue and enterprise values ranging from $75 to $250 million. VERTU Capital was formed in 2016 and is headquartered in Toronto.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital, PIPE

Geographic Preferences: Canada

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 20 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value 75 250
values in millions of CAD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 2 - 2 - 1 - 5
vol $60M $60M
Sell (0.4/yr) # - 1 1 - - - 2
vol $24M $24M
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ActiveState Software, Inc. 2023-11-07 - Divestiture
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.activestate.com
PathFactory 2021-11-08 - Secondary Buyout
Toronto, Ontario · www.pathfactory.com
Firmex, Inc. 2021-07-26 - Trade Sale
Toronto, Ontario · www.firmex.com
Dejero Labs, Inc. 2021-04-21 60M USD Recapitalization
Waterloo, Ontario · www.dejero.com
Carta Solutions Holding Corp. 2020-11-17 24M USD Trade Sale
Oakville, Ontario · www.cartaworldwide.com
Firmex, Inc. 2019-02-12 - Secondary Buyout
Toronto, Ontario · www.firmex.com
Carta Solutions Holding Corp. 2018-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Oakville, Ontario · www.cartaworldwide.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Information Technology 1 (33%) 60M (100%) 2 (40%) 60M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 1 (33%) - 2 (40%) -
Software 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 3 $60M 5 $60M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 3 (100%) 60M (100%) 4 (80%) 60M (100%)
  Ontario 2 (67%) 60M (100%) 3 (60%) 60M (100%)
  British Columbia 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
France - - 1 (20%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (20%) -
Total 3 $60M 5 $60M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 1 (33%) - 2 (40%) -
Recapitalization 1 (33%) 60M (100%) 1 (20%) 60M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 1 (20%) -
Divestiture 1 (33%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 3 $60M 5 $60M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (50%) 24M (100%)
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Total 2 $24M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $60M
TOTAL $60M
Largest Dejero Labs, Inc.
$60M (2021-04-21)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $24M
TOTAL $24M
Largest Carta Solutions Holding Corp.
$24M (2020-11-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

FAQ

When was VERTU Capital founded?

VERTU Capital was founded in 2016.

What type of investor is VERTU Capital?

VERTU Capital is a private equity firm.

Where is VERTU Capital headquartered?

VERTU Capital is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.

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