Nouvelles et évènements



April 09, 2020

MEBANE, NC, SHAWINIGAN, QC and TORONTO, April 9, 2020 - Luxury bedding brand Kingsdown (producing also in Québec under the brand Zedbed) is shifting its regular mattress production capabilities to manufacture beds for use in health care facilities, temporary health care outposts and treatment facilities to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic. The changeover has been completed to produce hospital beds in three of the company's factories located in Mebane, North Carolina, USA, Toronto, Ontario and Shawinigan, Quebec in Canada. We estimate that 40% of our workers at the plants would be able to keep their jobs as we launch this new production.

Novacap Quebec's portfolio company Bestar acquires the American Bush Industries

January 14, 2020

Montréal, January 14th, 2020 - Novacap, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, is proud to announce today that Bestar, one of its portfolio companies designing and manufacturing ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture, has acquired Bush Industries, a leading American manufacturer of case goods and RTA furniture for the office and home.


November 21, 2019

Novacap announced the final closing of Novacap Industries V, L.P. on C$940 million of total third-party capital commitments, exceeding its original target and hard cap due to oversubscribed demand and strong support from its investors. The Fund invests in companies with strong growth potential in the industrial and manufacturing sectors as well as in service and distribution in the North American middle market. 

Novacap Acquires Interest in Foliot Furniture

November 05, 2019

Novacap, one of Canada's leading private equity firms and Foliot Furniture, a leader in the design and manufacture of quality furnishings for the hospitality and educational housing sectors, announced today their partnership. Novacap has acquired a majority stake in this Quebec-based company, alongside the current management team and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. Foliot Furniture's mission is to provide exceptional service to its customers while creating a harmonious environment for employees and the surrounding community. Novacap intends to pursue the company's growth and support the management team in its development opportunities.


July 15, 2019

Toronto, July 15th, 2019 – Novacap, a leading Canadian private equity firm, today announced it is acquiring a majority interest in Spectrum Health Care, a top provider of innovative home health care services in Ontario, investing alongside Spectrum’s existing management team. Spectrum offers a range of client-centred health care solutions which include home care nursing, personal and home support, physiotherapy, foot care and corporate wellness. Their motto “Always with you”, is a testament to their dedication to provide clients with exceptional health services that are personalized, flexible, accountable and reliable. Novacap plans to continue to invest in the company’s growth and help it expand throughout Ontario.  Novacap sees tremendous growth potential in Spectrum and will work with management to strengthen Spectrum’s position as a market leader in Home Care in Ontario. 

Novacap-backed GTI expands into U.S. with Jetco acquisition

May 13, 2019

Montreal, May 13, 2019 – Novacap, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, is proud to announce that its portfolio company GTI Transport Solutions Inc. (“GTI”), a leading provider of open-deck, specialized and over-dimensional freight services has completed the acquisition of Jetco, a Houston-based transporter offering flatbed, heavy-haul, intermodal, logistics, and specialized loads in the Texas region and across the United States. This acquisition allows GTI to establish a strong operational platform in the United States, which will provide GTI with the ability to further strengthen and widen its offering to its customers throughout North America.


Photo courtesy of GTI Group/Dominic Dulude

GTI acquires Precision Specialized, a division of Precision Truck Lines

February 11, 2019

Montreal, February 11, 2018 – GTI Transport Solution Inc (“GTI”), a leading provider of open-deck, specialized and over-dimensional freight services, a Novacap-backed company, announces it is acquiring Precision Specialized Division Inc. (PSD), a division of Precision Truck Lines Inc. Located in Woodbridge, Ontario, PSD is a leader of open-deck and heavy haul transportation in the province. All employee positions at the division, including management roles, will be maintained. GTI plans to invest in the company’s growing operations by expanding into new markets. This will begin with all operations moving to Brantford, Ontario and a unified name change to Precision Specialized Inc (“PSI”).

Mailhot Industries Inc., is a leading manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders

November 05, 2018

Founded in 1956, Mailhot Industries is a leading manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders using the latest technologies, renowned for the quality, the durability and the technological innovation of its products. The company offers a complete line of hydraulic cylinders, of both single stage and telescopic variety. It operates manufacturing plants in Quebec and Mexico and distribution centers in Edmonton, Alberta and Nashua, USA.