Below is a selection of the recent M&A transactions that Sampford Advisors has advised on.

“Ed and his team were exceptional like Navy Seals with expert professional precision, execution and guidance. Highly recommend to anyone!” - Bernie Aho, Strategic Advisor, Co-Founder, Board Member


Sampford advised ConceptShare on its sale to Deltek. ConceptShare is an Ottawa-based Creative Operations Management (COM) platform that structures and streamlines review and approval workflows for enterprise marketers, creative teams, and their external stakeholders. 

“Our organization delivers a powerful tool for agencies and combined with Deltek’s industry knowledge and portfolio of products, we will help marketing teams and creative firms around the globe accelerate and improve business processes. ConceptShare is proud to be joining a market-leader like Deltek.” said Nish Patel, CEO at ConceptShare.

“As a customer-centric organization, we continually strive to deliver more value to our customers. When we saw ConceptShare, we knew its complementary capabilities would strengthen Deltek’s solutions – which are already trusted by creative agencies around the world,” said Mike Corkery, President and CEO of Deltek

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


Sampford advised QuickTapSurvey on its sale to a US buyer that was not disclosed.  QuickTapSurvey is a leading SaaS survey solution used for lead capture, customer feedback and research.

"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)

"Sampford works until the right deal is done the right way."


Sampford advised Martello on its acquisition of Elfiq Networks.  Martello Technologies is the leading provider of fault & performance management capabilities for Mitel Business Communications solutions and the surrounding network infrastructure. Meanwhile, Elfiq Networks enhances network performance and business continuity through innovative link balancing and bandwidth management technologies, delivering state-of-the art SD-WAN solutions to clients around the world.

"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)

"...would definitely recommend them to any company looking to pursue a merger, sale or acquisition"


Sampford advised WiLan (now known as Quarterhill) with its first acquisition of an operating technology company.  The transaction involved approaching over 100 individual potential targets in the IIoT space and related verticals. Wi-Lan is one of the leading IP companies globally.  International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD) is a world leader in highway traffic management, operating internationally in the ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) industry.

"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)

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