All posts in "Deal Flow"

Visual China Group Acquires 500px

By Dave Forde / February 26, 2018

Toronto-based 500px, which is an online professional and hobbyist photographers community has been acquired by Visual China Group (VCG) for an undisclosed sum.  Back in July 2015, VCG became a strategic partner as part of 500px’s global expansion and


Cara Takes A Bite Out Of The Keg In $200M Acquisition Deal

By Dave Forde / January 24, 2018

Cara Operations (Cara) made a big move yesterday as it acquired Keg Restaurants Ltd. (Keg) for $200 million in a combined cash and stock deal. Vancouver-based Keg is an owner/operator and franchisor of casual dining steakhouse restaurants with locations in both Canada and the United States will now be part of the Cara family of restaurants


IDEALI Looks To Give New Life To ThinData, Acquires From TC Media

By Dave Forde / April 7, 2016

For over a decade ThinData was the number one Canadian-based email  marketing solution provider on the market, then in 2008 it was acquired by Transcontinental (now TC Media). TC Media integrated the technology into their TC Media’s 1:1 Marketing Solutions and Data Insights unit to create RELATION1 over the next few years.  Fast forward to this […]


Dentsu Gets A Bigger Grip On Digital

By Dave Forde / January 7, 2016

As they look to start of the year strong, Dentsu Aegis Network or Dentsu as we’ve come to know them made an acquisition this week that is aimed at helping the media network diversity its digital offering. Dentsu has acquired Grip Limited (Grip), who focuses creative, digital and branded content work. Grip was originally founded in […]


Breaking: GroupM Acquires The Exchange Lab, Aitken Steps Down

By Dave Forde / December 18, 2015

WPP’s GroupM has just announced that it has acquired The Exchange Lab for an undisclosed sum. The Exchange Lab will become a core component of Connect, part of GroupM, to expand its multi-platform (meta-DSP) approach. The Exchange Lab has approximately 130 employees working in offices in London, New York, Chicago, Singapore, and Toronto, serving 700 […]


Shaw To Acquire WIND Mobile For $1.5 Billion

By Dave Forde / December 16, 2015

For a number of years Shaw Communications has wanted to play in the Canadian wireless arena, and late today that goal came true.  Shaw Communications has announced it has acquired WIND Mobile for $1.6 billion.  Shaw will acquire 100% interest in Mid-Bowline Group Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, WIND Mobile Corp. “The global telecom landscape is […]

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