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The Hillman Companies Inc. will pay C$27.60 ($28) per share for H. Paulin & Co., a Canadian distributor and manufacturer of fasteners, fluid system products, automotive parts and retail hardware components. The deal has a total enterprise value of approximately C$103 million ($104.6 million). Cincinnati-based Hillman is owned by Oak Hill Capital Partners. The company is a distributor of approximately fasteners, key duplication systems, engraved tags and related hardware items.
FedDev Ontario, the economic development agency of the Government of Canada, will invest up to C$975,000 in Well.ca Inc., a Guelph, Ontario-based company which sells a variety of health and beauty products online.  Well.ca is a portfolio company of iNovia Capital, a Montréal-based venture capital firm.
Anges Québec, a firm which undertakes early-stage technology deals on behalf of a large network of angel investors located in Québec, has provided C$590,000 in funding to GCS Medical Inc. The Sherbrooke, Québec-based GCS Medical is the manufacturer of AssistArm, a tool that supports the work of surgeons in the CHUS operating suite during shoulder operations. Twenty angel investors contributed to the financing.
Canadian venture capital firms GrowthWorks and New Brunswick Innovation Foundation co-led a C$1.8 million investment in IntroHive Inc., a Fredericton, New Brunswick-based startup which features cloud-based software for sales leads.  Also participating in the deal were former Research in Motion executives, which brought IntroHive's total financing to-date to C$3 million.
Vouchr Ltd., has secured C$1 million in seed financing from Extreme Venture Partners, a Canadian venture capital firm focused on investments in early-stage companies.  Vouchr, founded in October, 2012, operates from Toronto and Waterloo, Ontario. 
Real Ventures, a Canadian early-stage venture capital firm based in Montréal, announced its portfolio company Localmind Corp. has been sold to San Franciso's Airbnb Inc., an online service that matches people seeking vacation rentals and other short-term accommodations with hosts.  The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Localmind, a real-time, location-based Q&A platform, was founded in 2011 with the backing of Real Ventures, iNovia Capital and other investors.   
Bri-Chem Corp, a publicly-traded manufacturer and wholesale distributor of oil and gas drilling fluids and steel pipe, announced the company has received C$10 million in a subordinate debt and warrants from Canadian private equity firm Fulcrum Capital Partners.  Edmonton, Alberta-based Bri-Chem will use the proceeds of this funding for acquisitions, working capital and other purposes.  he Bri-Chem transaction represents Fulcrum's sixth disclosed deal this year.
Mississauga, Ontario-based Patheon Inc., a provider of pharmaceuticals development and manufacturing services, closed its buy of Banner Pharmacaps Inc. for US$255 million.  The High Point, North Carolina-based Banner Pharmacaps focuses on research, development and manufacturing of unique gelatin-based dosage forms.  Patheon has since 2007 been a portfolio company of New York private equity firm JLL Partners. 
MaRS Cleantech Fund LP has announced the closing of a deal involving Woodland Biofuels Inc., a privately owned company that has developed low-cost process technology for producing cellulosic ethanol from waste biomass. The financing of  Mississauga, Ontario-based Woodland is the third disclosed by MaRS Cleantech Fund since its C$30 million closing in March. The fund is the product of a strategic relationship between the MaRS Discovery District, a Canadian innovation centre, and private investors.
Pension fund manager Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec announced it has made a private placement in Calgary, Alberta-based oil sands developer MEG Energy Corp. The investment, totaling C$400 million, is expected to close before the end of this year. MEG Energy was formerly backed by private equity investors KERN Partners and Warburg Pincus. The company completed a C$700 million IPO in 2010.
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