The Finance Monthly M&A Awards 2021

- 12 - F i nance Month l y M&A Awards 2021 - CANADA - Mid Market Tech M&A Advisory Firm of the Year Firm Profile Sampford Advisors has been Canada’s #1 Mid-Market Tech M&A Adviser since 2017, having completed more mid-market tech M&A transactions than any oth- er advisor. Since the beginning of 2020 Sampford has seen an acceleration of the gap between them and their competitors, completing over four times as many transactions as the next nearest competitor. The team combines over 40 years of investment banking experience with major firms like Morgan Stan- ley, UBS and Deutsche Bank in New York, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. This diverse international experience combined with previous executive roles in technology companies, provides Sampford with unique perspectives and in- sights that other advisors in the mid-market don’t possess. With offices in Ottawa and Austin, the team represents tech clients across North America. Given Sampford’s sole focus on tech, the company has deep relation- ships with all the most active technology buyers globally. This includes 350+ private equity relationships and 2,000+ strategic buyer relationships. This focus allows Sampford the opportunity to be speaking with technology companies, funding sources and tech buyers daily, providing the team with unparalleled insights into buyer appetite, prevailing valuations and overall market conditions. As a result, Sampford’s clients get the best advice and the best outcomes on their M&A processes. Areas of Expertise: Sampford has successfully executed numerous deals in highly specialized ver- ticals such as B2B Software / SaaS, Industrial IoT, Intellectual Property, Unified Communications, VoIP, Digital Media and Content Publishing, Hardware, and other niche verticals that fall under the technology, media and telecom umbrel- la. While the team’s coverage within tech is broad, their primary focus is the sale of software companies to North American strategic and PE-backed acquirers. Sampford Advisors Canada 308 Palladium Drive, Suite 202, Ottawa, ON K2V 1A1 USA 501 Congress Ave, Suite 150, Austin, TX 78701

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