Technology – Mergers and Acquisitions

Technology continues to be one of the most active sectors for Canadian M&A. With world-class technology talent, Canada has a strong reputation globally in sought-after sectors such as health tech, biotech, e‑commerce, software-as-a-service (SaaS), fintech, artificial intelligence/machine learning, agricultural tech and technologies that enable remote workforces.

With the growth of market-leading innovative companies, this sector is on the radar for U.S., international and domestic strategic and financial buyers. At the same time, boards of directors and management teams of many Canadian technology companies are considering ways to maximize their value through a variety of strategic alternatives including M&A.

Whether you are a large tech firm looking to make an acquisition or an emerging company that wants to either buy or sell, it is critical to work with a partner that can help you navigate the deal-making process. Osler’s market-leading M&A team is at the forefront of the fast-paced Canadian technology sector, with extensive experience working side by side with the leaders of companies of all sizes and stages of growth.  We have top-ranked expertise in all areas that are needed to get a transaction done, including corporate and tax structuring and employment- and compensation-related matters.

The technology industry continues to demonstrate both its resilience and its reputation as a desirable market in which to invest. Make sure your business obtains the right legal advice to seize this opportunity.

Recent experience


Verafin in its US$2.75 billion acquisition by Nasdaq. The acquisition combined Verafin’s anti-financial crime management products with Nasdaq’s reach and regulatory leadership creating a global SaaS leader in the fight against financial crime.

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Microsoft in its acquisition of Mover, a provider of cloud file migration. The acquisition combined Mover’s migration technology to advance Microsoft’s commitment to provide organizations of all sizes with the right tools, people and partners for easy and cost-effective migration to the Microsoft Cloud.

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IBM in its acquisition of Expertus

IBM purchased Expertus Technologies Inc. to bolster IBM’s electronic-payments capabilities. Together with Expertus, IBM provides financial institutions the full breadth of intelligent workflows, end-to-end business processes embedded with AI, data and analytics, transforming payments and treasury management on the cloud.

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Haivision Systems Inc.

Haivision Systems Inc. in its US$30 million acquisition of CineMassive. The acquisition combined real-time video network technology and mission-critical visual collaboration solutions for Haivision’s defense, government and enterprise customers.

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