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Emptech North, a leading distributor of ABB drives in Ontario/Canada, has been acquired by Proax Technologies.
cfa Toronto West, member of ICFG, advised the buyer in 2012.
Emptech North, a leading distributor of ABB drives in Ontario/Canada, has been acquired by Proax Technologies.
Target Company Name Emptech North Inc.
Deal Types
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Target Country Canada
Buyer Name / MBO Team / MBI Team Proax Technologies
Buyer Country Canada
Transaction Description

Situation: Proax Technologies is Ontario’s leading industrial automation components distributor, based in Oakville, Ontario. In spring 2012, Proax’s management team’s strategic plan was to grow in the mining and natural resources market. They decided that the right acquisition was better than a green field approach.

Solution: CFA Toronto West was hired in early-summer 2012 and contacted the owner of Sudbury, Ontario-based Emptech North Inc. Emptech is the leading distributor of ABB drives in Northern Ontario, with a product line that’s a perfect fit with Proax’s growth plans. CFA worked with Proax to develop a proposal to acquire Emptech, and structured a transaction appropriate for Emptech. The sale of Emptech North Inc. to Proax Technologies was completed October 31, 2012. This marks the 6th acquisition that CFA Toronto West has completed with Proax Technologies.

Industry Sectors
  • Distribution
  • Engineering and Machinery
ICFG Office Toronto, Canada
ICFG Advisory cfa Toronto West, member of ICFG, advised the buyer in 2012.

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