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

Sampford Advisors is a Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) focused M&A boutique with offices in Ottawa and Toronto.  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 at our Toronto or Ottawa offices.

Recently Announced Transactions:



"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