2023 Dealmakers of the Year Awards
845 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC
February 1, 2024
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Call for Nominations!
Please submit your nominations for the 2023 Awards to ACG British Columbia by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Deal of the Year Award: The Deal of the Year Award recognizes a leading British Columbia sell-side transaction, the CEO and the British Columbia professional firms and individuals whose excellence in executing on that transaction created an exceptional outcome. Click here for the Complete Deal of the Year Nomination Form.
Dealmaker of the Year Award: The Dealmaker of the Year Award recognizes the contribution of an outstanding BC middle market community participant who has driven the prosperity of the middle market companies in B.C., either as a principal or advisor, through his or her involvement with acquisitions, mergers and/or divestitures. Click here for the Complete Dealmaker of the Year Nomination Form.
Rising Stars Award: The Rising Stars Award focuses on recognizing the contributions of emerging leaders with less than seven years' experience in the industry who have contributed to the prosperity of BC middle market companies through dealmaking. Click here for the Rising Stars Nomination Form.
2022 Dealmakers of the Year Awards Recipients
2022 DEAL OF THE YEAR
WINNER: Carmanah Technologies
ACG BC is proud to recognize as BC's Middle Market Deal of the Year the sale of Carmanah Technologies to Vance Street Capital, a Los Angeles based private equity firm. The transaction was led by President and CEO Geoff Wilcox and Chairman and former CEO, John Simmons. Carmanah was advised by Fort Capital Partners with a team consisting of Mike Burtch, Aleem Jinnah, Taylor Carter and Nic Xylinas, and by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP with a team consisting of Warren Learmonth and Julie Bogle. The divestiture of Carmanah represented the final move in a strategy set by the Board of Directors in 2019 when the Company was taken private by Terry Holland (Krystal Growth Partners) and Jim Meekison (Trimin Capital).
FINALISTS: Harbourfront Wealth Management and Comala Technology Solutions
Harbourfront Wealth Management in its sale to Audax Private Equity, in a transaction led by its founder and CEO Danny Popescu, and advised by Jon Conlin of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP and Ed Higham and Sean Martin of Raymond James Ltd.
Comala Technology Solutions ULC in its sale to Appfire Technologies LLC, in a transaction led by its shareholder Roberto Dominguez, and advised by Erica McGuinness of Sequeira Partners, Alexander Demner of Thorsteinssons LLP and Adam Dlin of Stikeman Elliot LLP.
2022 DEALMAKER OF THE YEAR
WINNER: Adam Lewis, Founder, Ecofish Research Ltd.
ACG BC is proud to recognize Adam Lewis, founder of Ecofish Research Ltd. ("Ecofish") as Dealmaker of the Year 2022. Together with his team, Adam created significant value for the shareholders and the broader B.C. environmental community by being instrumental in the development of provincial and federal environmental assessment and monitoring guidelines, growing the business organically and through acquisitions, and maintaining a relentless focus on the principles of scientific excellence, professional environmental ethics, and social responsibility. Ecofish was acquired by Trinity Consultants in June 2022 as the cornerstone to Trinity's growing global water and ecology practice.
FINALIST: Darby Kreitz, P. Eng, Founder and CEO, Allnorth Consultants Limited
ACG BC also recognizes Darby Kreitz, Founder and CEO of Allnorth Consultants Limited ("Allnorth") as the Finalist for Dealmaker of the Year 2022. Over the past several years Darby and his team have completed numerous acquisitions which ultimately culminated in Allnorth security Long Point Capital, LLC as a new equity investor in 2022. Not only was this a successful deal for Darby and the company's shareholders, but it also resulted in a strategic partnership that will position Allnorth well for continued expansion.
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About Dealmakers of the Year Awards
The 2022 Association for Corporate Growth British Columbia Dealmakers of the Year Awards will be hosted at the Hayatt Regency Vancouver on Thursday, February 9th. Join us to celebrate the achievements of local M&A professionals and to network with industry leaders.
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