We are the leading Mid-Market Tech M&A firm in Canada, having completed the greatest volume of M&A transactions under $75m in 2017-2018

Sampford Advisors is a Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) focused M&A boutique with offices in Ottawa, Toronto and the US.  By focusing exclusively on Canadian technology, media and telecom M&A, we bring unique and experienced perspectives to our clients.  At the same time, we have strong reach around the world to all the leading strategic and financial buyers.  

Our team combines over 40 years of investment banking experience and has advised on over $30 billion of M&A, representing hundreds of companies. Our M&A sector expertise includes:

  • Communications & Networking Equipment

  • Computer Hardware

  • Industrial IoT

  • Intellectual Property

  • Internet / New Media

  • IT Services

  • Software / SaaS

  • Telecom Services

We provide a wide array of M&A services to Canadian tech companies including Buyside Mergers & Acquisitions, Sellside M&A and Fairness Opinions. Read more about our Our Services or Contact Us to set up an appointment.

Recently Announced Transactions:



"We are incredibly pleased to announce that with the help of Sampford Advisors, TabbleDabble (aka QuickTapSurvey) has completed a transaction with the aim of positioning the company for future growth.

As founders of an already successful global business, we were looking for the right partners to help us reach the next level of growth. We looked at several potential advisors to help us in our search and it was clear from the outset that Sampford was the right choice. Once we engaged with Sampford, the value of their experienced team quickly became apparent.  Sampford leveraged its full resources to develop deal materials, identify and approach potential acquirers and most importantly negotiate all the key terms of the transaction including the valuation, all while allowing us the time needed to continue to run and grow the business. They brought multiple bidders to the table and in the end found us the right partners to ensure a bright future for the company and its employees.

If you are considering an exit for your business, make sure you speak to Sampford first."

Tishan Mills and Ravin Shah, Co-CEOs and Co-Founders of TabbleDabble (aka QuickTapSurvey)
"We hired Sampford Advisors as our buyside M&A adviser because of their local presence and their deep merger and acquisition expertise.  We were not disappointed, as Sampford Advisors was instrumental in every part of the process from finding the M&A candidates to negotiations and steering us through a smooth closing. Having done a lot of M&A myself, Sampford differentiated themselves from many of the other advisers out there through their level of experience, hard work, determination and their participation in every facet of the transaction.  Sampford works until the right deal is done the right way."
Bruce Linton, Co-Chairman of Martello Technologies (former CEO of Martello Technologies and CEO of Canopy Growth aka Tweed)
"We chose Sampford to represent us on our first acquisition outside of the IP space because of their local Canadian presence and their exclusive focus on technology M&A.  The team was highly experienced and guided us through the whole buyside process from start to finish, including identification of appropriate acquisition candidates, valuation, negotiations and assistance in getting the acquisition over the finish line.  We were very happy with their performance and would definitely recommend them to any company looking to pursue a merger, sale or acquisition” 
Shaun McEwan, CFO of Quarterhill Inc (formerly known as WiLan)
"Sampford Advisors served as a trusted-adviser to Wesley Clover, most recently advising on the divestiture of a public company.  The team at Sampford helped us navigate the complexities of the M&A process from start-to finish and provided thoughtful and detailed advice on the situation.  We would recommend the Sampford team to any Canadian tech company who is considering an M&A transaction"
Ben Morris, VP of Technology Strategies, Wesley Clover International

Deal Maker of the Year - 2017

Sampford Advisors was awarded the Deal Maker of the Year Award by Finance Monthly magazine for 2017

Best New Business - 2017

Sampford Advisors was recognized as Ottawa's Best New Business in 2017 by the Best of Ottawa Business Awards, presented by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and the OBJ