Sell Side Advisor
Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Business, Advised Creative Outdoor Advertising on Its Sale to Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc.
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On July 30, 2021, Creative Outdoor Advertising (“COA” or the “Company”), was acquired by Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc. (“Fulcrum” or the “Buyer”).
Duff & Phelps served as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of COA and provided sell-side M&A advisory services in connection with the sale to Fulcrum.
About Creative Outdoor Advertising
Creative Outdoor Advertising is headquartered in Gormley, Ontario and provides unique outdoor advertising solutions to small businesses. The Company specializes in street furniture advertising, with key product segments such as street benches, waste management bins, transit shelters and other amenities. COA manages a portfolio of over 17,500 ad faces through its proprietary software and technology platforms that provides employees, municipal partners, and advertising clients access to real-time data about each location. McMillan LLP acted as legal advisor to the shareholders of COA.
About Fulcrum Capital Partners
Fulcrum is a private equity firm focused on uncovering control investment opportunities, providing first institutional capital and adding strategic value to portfolio companies in the attractive Canadian lower middle market. From its offices in Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC, Fulcrum’s team of 15 investment professionals has raised more than C$900 million over its 20+ year legacy, invested in 51 platform investments, and realized 36 exits. Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and Fredrikson & Byron P.A. acted as legal advisors to Fulcrum.
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