CANADA > Japan based Softbank Group is set to invest in Canada based lithium company, Nemaska Lithium Inc. acquiring a stake up to 9.9%

softbank-logo SoftBank Group Corp. is set to invest in the Canadian lithium company, Nemaska Lithium Inc. acquiring a stake up to 9.9 % in Nemaska. The Whabouchi mine in Québec, Canada, one of the richest spodumene hard rock lithium deposits in the world, is to be developed by Nemaska which is building a lithium electrochemical plant (refining plant) at Shawinigan, which More …

CANADA > USA based Huntsman Corporation is set to acquire Canada’s Demilec Inc.

huntsman logo One of North America’s leading manufacturers and distributors of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation systems for residential and commercial applications, Demilec Inc. is set to be acquired by USA based Huntsman Corporation. Having annual revenue of approximately $170 million and two manufacturing facilities located in Arlington, Texas and Boisbriand, Quebec, Demilec Inc. produces a full suite of MDI based SPF More …

CANADA > US based Motorola Solutions is set to acquire Avigilon for approximately $1 billion

Motorola logo To enhance Motorola Solutions’ portfolio of mission- critical communication technologies, US based Motorola Solutions is set to acquire all of Avigilon’s outstanding shares for CAD $27 ($21.68) per share which will value the transaction at approximately $1 billion including Avigilon’s net debt. Avigilon designs, develops and manufactures advanced security surveillance solutions, including video analytics, network video management software and hardware, More …

CANADA > US based Instacart acquires Canada based Unata

instacart logo Technology driven nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, Instacart is set to acquire Unata which is an award- winning provider of 1 to 1 digital solutions for grocery shoppers. The acquisition aims to enable the future of online grocery shopping by combing their talents, culture and innovative product solutions. Creating a one- stop shop for brick-and–mortar retailers to compete in the More …

CANADA > Japan based YO! Sushi announces its acquisition of Canada based Bento Sushi for CAN $ 100 million ($78.2 million)

Yo sushi logo Bento Sushi has been acquired by YO! Sushi, the iconic Japanese restaurant group, for CAN $100 ($78.2 million) which has been facilitated by Mayfair Equity Partners who partnered with the YO! Management team in 2015. Bento Sushi is the second largest sushi brand in North America was founded in Toronto, Canada in 1996 by Ken Valvur. Bento has over 600 More …

CANADA > France based Neovia S.A.S to acquire Canada based Epicore BioNetworks Inc.

Epicore logo Neovia S.A.S and Epicore BioNetworks have entered into an agreement dated October 13, 2017 in which Neovia is set to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Epicore on a fully- diluted basis for a price per share Canadian Dollar 1.30 ($1.02) approximately valuing Epicore at Canadian Dollar $35.6 million ($27.89 million) representing a premium of Epicore shares More …

CANADA > Facebook expands AI research and engineering lab in Montreal, Canada

facebook- logo photoshopped Facebook has announced to open up a new AI research lab in Montreal that will create more than 100 jobs for scientists across different locations. The team of scientist will be led by the renowned Professor Joelle Pineau, co-director of the Reasoning and Learning Lab at McGill University and will be working on a wide range of ambitious AI research More …

CANADA > Sweden based IKEA to Establish Customer Distribution Center in British Columbia Creating 100 New Jobs

1280px-Ikea_logo.svg Swedish home furnishing retailer -IKEA – is set to open a 340,000 square foot customer distribution center in Richmond, British Columbia (Vancouver metro area) in April of 2018. The investment will create approximately 100 new jobs. According to IKEA’s press release, IKEA Canada plans to double in size by 2025. A new store is slated to open this (2017) fall More …