Shift Marketing Studio acquired by A5 Capital

We are pleased to announce the sale of Shift Marketing Studio, Inc., a digital marketing company serving automotive dealerships across Canada, to A5 Capital, an investment firm. Springbank Capital, as a member of the Woodbridge International team, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Shift Marketing Studio, Inc. About Shift Marketing Studio, Inc.: Shift Marketing [...] Read More

Hoskin Scientific acquired by Supply Chain Equity Parnters

We are pleased to announce the sale of our client Hoskin Scientific Ltd., a leading supplier of testing and monitoring instrumentation across Canada, to Supply Chain Equity Partners, a private equity firm specializing in the distribution industry. Springbank Capital, as a member of the Woodbridge International, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Hoskin Scientific. [...] Read More

Cido Research acquired by The Logit Group

We are pleased to announce in October of 2016, The Logit Group, a leading Canadian research execution company, has acquired Cido Research Americas, a trusted international data collection company, to become the largest independently-owned data collection company in Canada. Springbank Capital acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Cido Research. About Cido Research:  Founded in [...] Read More

Help Desk acquired by B.I.G. Capital LLC

We are pleased to announce in September of 2016, Help Desk Technology Group was acquired by B.I.G. Capital LLC. Springbank Capital acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Help Desk, as a member of the Woodbridge International team. About Help Desk Technology Group:  Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, Help Desk develops and sells service desk and [...] Read More

Consolidated Bottle Corporation receives financing from TD Asset Finance

We are pleased to announce that on February 3, 2016, Consolidated Bottle Corporation received financing from TD Asset Finance to fund growth and production capacity. Springbank Capital acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Consolidated Bottle Corporation. About Consolidated Bottle Corporation:  Consolidated Bottle Corporation is a full service provider of packaging solutions primarily for the [...] Read More

El-En Packaging and Haremar Plastic Manufacturing sold to Inteplast Group

We are pleased to announce that, on March 2, 2015, Inteplast Bags and Films Corporation (a division of Inteplast Group) acquired El-En Packaging Company and its sister company, Haremar Plastic Manufacturing Limited. El-En Packaging and Haremar Plastic Manufacturing will be joined into one business unit, known as the "Inteplast Bags and Films Corporation - Haremar [...] Read More

Is Now The Time To Sell? : M&A Update – June 27, 2014

“In the U.S., everyone is chasing the same deal, driving multiples to the frothy levels of 7 to 9 times EBITDA we saw in 2006 and 2007, for strong upper mid-market companies,” says Jennifer Chasson, President of Springbank Capital Corp.

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Valuation 101

Everyday, just moments before we reach into our pockets to pay for a good or service, we make value determinations. Is this worth the price they are asking me to pay? Fortunately, we have many benchmarks with which to guide us in these decisions. What another company is selling it for; how it compares to a similar competing product; or what a colleague paid are all sources that enable us to make these decisions. However, when it comes to valuing a private business enterprise, we usually don’t have these frames of reference to use as a guide.

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Business Valuation Under Pressure

Just like any business, marriages can (and do) fail. That alone is cause for sadness but, when a marriage also involves one or both of the partners owning a business, it’s vital to also carefully consider the value of that mess interest and how it can be protected so all parties involved are able to maximize the benefits derived by them.

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