Unimax secures investment from National Bank Private Investment

May 2, 2022

On May 2, 2022, National Bank Private Investment (“NBPI”)  announced a strategic investment into Unimax Ltd. (“Unimax”). The National Bank SME Growth Fund, L.P., which is managed by NBPI, and an investment vehicle with funds raised from investor clients of the National Bank group, acquired the equivalent of a 23% equity stake in the company. The partnership with NBPI has made it possible for Unimax to acquire 100% of the shares of Distribution Stox Inc., a last-mile distribution company and a key distributor for Unimax.

Unimax is a leading Canadian tire wholesaler and distributor of well-known banners, including Point S Canada.

Miller Thomson advised and assisted Unimax with a team led by Claude Picard (Corporate/M&A), and comprised of Louis-Phillipe Borduas, Julien Lauzon, Miranda Ciavaglia, Ariane Buono-Guimont, Emily Cruz Isgro (Corporate/M&A); Luc-Antoine Manneh, Bianka Beaulieu, Wendy Belisle (Real Estate); Nathalie Marchand (Tax); Barbara Farina, Nadim Elkommos (Financial Services); Claudia Desjardins Belisle (Employment); Alexandre Ajami (Intellectual Property); Bruno Caron (Securities); as well as Martine Bourget, Alexandre Benoit, Anca Nitu, and Jessie Chau (Paralegal/Clerk).

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