U.S. private equity firm JMC Capital Partners has bought Vertigo Digital Displays Inc, a Canadian designer, engineer and maker of integrated digital signage solutions and out-of-home media products. No financial terms were released for the acquisition, which was undertaken by JMC via its Milford, Mass.-based portfolio company, CIVIQ Smartscapes LLC. JMC’s Michael D’Amelio said the deal will advance the company’s strategy to provide a comprehensive portfolio of connected urban technologies. Founded in 2002, Vertigo will continue to operate from its Toronto headquarters under the CIVIQ banner.
JMC Capital Partners Announces the Acquisition of Vertigo Digital Displays
Boston, MA, May 31, 2016 – JMC Capital Partners through its portfolio company, CIVIQ Smartscapes, has acquired Vertigo Digital Displays, located in Toronto, Ontario. Vertigo is a globally recognized leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ruggedized integrated digital display solutions.
CIVIQ Smartscapes designs and delivers connected urban infrastructure technologies worldwide. The acquisition of Vertigo is aligned with CIVIQ Smartscapes’ strategy of expanding capabilities and to capture Smart City opportunities around the world.
“The addition of Vertigo is a strong step forward for CIVIQ in expanding our technology and product portfolio,” said Erwin Rezelman, President, CIVIQ Smartscapes. “The Vertigo team has over a decade of experience in designing and delivering outdoor digital technology systems and will enhance CIVIQ’s core competencies in integrated Smart City solutions development and deployment.”
Ralph Idems, COO and Founder of Vertigo added “We are very happy to be associated with CIVIQ and look forward to enhancing our ability to deploy our digital technology as CIVIQ Smartscapes.”
“This is a further advancement in CIVIQ’s strategy to provide a comprehensive portfolio of connected urban technology” said Michael D’Amelio, Managing Partner of JMC Capital Partners, the private equity owner of CIVIQ Smartscapes. “Vertigo’s product breadth and design capability as well as their customer relationships are a great compliment to the CIVIQ business.”
Vertigo will continue its operations in Toronto as CIVIQ.
About Vertigo Digital Displays
Vertigo is a globally recognized leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ruggedized integrated digital display solutions. Vertigo has deployed its digital technology in markets including Toronto, New York, Chicago, and London and Singapore. They have over ten thousand ruggedized LCD display products deployed in a wide range of applications including transit and Digital Out of Home Advertising.
Smart CityAbout CIVIQ Smartscapes
CIVIQ Smartscapes designs and delivers connected urban infrastructure technologies that provide access to and enhance public information, commerce, safety and efficiency to create “smartscapes” – the future of intelligent urban infrastructure. For more information, visit www.civiqsmartscapes.com
About JMC Capital Partners
JMC Capital Partners is a private equity firm investing in industrial product companies using its proven Platform Strategy, which builds value through operationally integrating complementary businesses within specific industrial technology market sectors.
JMC Capital Partners
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