Deal Dialogue Podcast

Mike Fenton joined Robert Hickey, Managing Director and Head Mid-Market M&A at RBC, as a guest on RBC Mid-Market Mergers & Acquisitions podcast. They discussed the opportunities to access industry knowledge, expand business and develop your personal network through an industry association such as The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Toronto. You can listen on YouTube -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxhDURIxHw0


The New Frontier of Private Equity Tech Investing
During the Toronto ACG Capital Connection conference, Middle Market Growth sat down with leaders from two technology-focused growth equity firms.

The first interview in this episode features Scottie Wardell, managing partner and co-founder of Integrity Growth Partners, a firm based outside Los Angeles that invests in software and tech-enabled services businesses.

Wardell discussed the role of data analytics in value creation and how her firm leverages data during sourcing and due diligence.

The second interview is with Lisa Melchior, founder and managing partner of VERTU Capital, a Toronto-based firm that invests in Canadian technology businesses.

Melchior spoke about the tech investing landscape in Canada, why venture-stage companies have had an easier time attracting capital than their late-stage counterparts, and how VERTU works with entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level.

“With any business you’re walking into, whether it’s Google or McDonalds, there is a ton of data that these companies have access to in a way that they never did before. They all want to figure out what to do with it.”

Managing Partner and Co-Founder,
Integrity Growth Partners

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Darin Brock of TorQuest Partners on Opportunities in Canada

Darin Brock, head of business development for Toronto-based TorQuest Partners, spoke with MMG Editor Kathryn Mulligan about the M&A environment in Canada, attractive investment areas for TorQuest, and several of the firm’s recent investments, including A&W’s Canadian franchise.

Brock has worked in private equity since 2001, and he discussed how he’s seen business development evolve over that time, as more firms recognize the value of having a dedicated member of their team focused on sourcing new opportunities.

“It’s the stability and our values in this period of global political and economic unrest that we feels really puts Canada in unique position of opportunity.”

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ACG Toronto's Board of Director & partner with RSM Canada, Ben Gibbons was interviewed on Middle Market Growth's magazine podcast during the joint conference. The interview weighs in on how trade, tariffs & cannabis are impacting middle market companies. Click here to listen to the interview.