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LumiQ in its $5 million funding round

On August 30, 2022, LumiQ announced it had completed its $5 million funding round led by Firmex founder and former CEO Joel Lessem. With this all-equity round, LumiQ plans to build its chartered professional accountant (CPA)-focused podcast platform in the United States.LumiQ is a...

Lead Office: Toronto Date Closed: August 30, 2022 Value: $5 million

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Drive Capital in connection with Planned Enterprise’s $18 million Series A financing round

On July 11, 2022, Planned Enterprise announced it had completed its $18 million Series A financing round led by Drive Capital with participation from Outsiders Fund, THCAP and N49. This financing came after the platform saw a 400% increase of sales since the beginning of 2022. With this...

Lead Office: Toronto Date Closed: July 11, 2022 Value: $18 million

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The Levy Family in theScore’s US$2 billion acquisition by Penn National Gaming

On August 5, 2021, Penn National Gaming announced it will acquire theScore for US$2 billion in cash and stock. The acquisition creates a first-of-its-kind, vertically integrated media and omni-channel gaming business, combining sports, gaming and media in North America, and will allow the company...

Lead Office: Toronto Date Closed: October 19, 2021 Value: US$2 billion

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The underwriters in D-BOX Technologies’ $5.75 million bought deal public offering

On March 4, 2021, D-BOX Technologies completed its bought deal offering of 44,275,000 units at $0.13 per unit for $5.75 million. The offering was conducted by a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp., and including Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. and iA Private Wealth Inc....

Lead Office: Montréal Date Closed: July 23, 2021 Value: $5.75 million

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Rhino Ventures as lead investor in Side Door’s US$3 million seed round

In July 2021, Side Door, a Halifax start-up aimed at connecting artists and their audience through alternative venues, completed its US$3 million seed round, led by Rhino Ventures. The capital raised will be used to enhance their current platform and scale their offering across the...

Lead Office: Vancouver Date Closed: July 2, 2021 Value: US$3 million

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A+E Networks acquisition of a 35% stake in Reel One Entertainment

On June 24, 2021, Newen announced that A+E Networks had acquired a 35% stake in Newen’s subsidiary, Reel One. This investment will position Reel One to accelerate its growth in production and distribution in North America and expand opportunities to produce further TV content. A+E...

Lead Office: Montréal Date Closed: June 24, 2021 Value: -

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Susquehanna Growth Equity in its investment in LiveBarn

On May 11, 2021, LiveBarn, a provider of online broadcasts of amateur & youth sports from venue locations across the United States & Canada, announced it has received a significant investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity. The funding will be used to expand LiveBarn’s venue...

Lead Office: Toronto Date Closed: May 11, 2021 Value: -

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Facebook, Inc. in the successful dismissal of certification of a proposed class action

Osler successfully defeated the certification of a proposed class action against Facebook, Inc. and Facebook Canada Ltd. The plaintiff claimed that an entity known as Cambridge Analytica obtained information about Canadian Facebook users from a Cambridge University professor named Dr. Kogan. The...

Lead Office: Toronto Date Closed: February 16, 2021 Value: -

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Robin Media in its acquisition by Thuzio

On November 25, 2020, Thuzio completed its acquisition of Robin Media. The integration of Robin Media’s technology to Thuzio’s content, events and virtual experiences will build a market-leading platform for corporate entertainment and drive growth across North America. The...

Lead Office: Toronto Date Closed: November 25, 2020 Value: -

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Odyssey Interactive in its US$6 million Seed financing round

On August 19, 2020, Odyssey Interactive announced its launch and the completion of its US$6 million Seed financing round. The Seed round closed in April and consisted entirely of equity with investors from Golden Ventures, A16z Cultural Leadership Fund, Discord, Twitch, YouTube and...

Lead Office: Toronto Date Closed: August 19, 2020 Value: US$6 million

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