Acquisitions

Acquisition Overview

Quarterhill is a growth-oriented company in the Intellectual Property (IP) and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) industries, pursuing an acquisition strategy that capitalizes on attractive trends in both ITS and its adjacent markets

We focus on acquiring good businesses and good teams with a demonstrated ability to sustainably and profitably grow.

These businesses represent the vision and leadership of founders and strong management teams. Once acquired, we retain those teams and help to empower them to continue to grow and manage those businesses.

We will seek organic growth in our existing businesses and once acquired, we’ll also look at tuck-in acquisitions that can be part of those same businesses providing incremental revenue and professional growth opportunities.

Our Philosophy

Our Focus

Road, Rail, Aviation and Maritime solutions servicing government and enterprise customers

Technology-enabled companies servicing converging industries

Target Market Overview

Quarterhill will pursue acquisition opportunities within the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Smart Cities/Spaces markets.

The ITS market is comprised of products, solutions and services that are used to increase efficiency, safety, or reliability within the Road, Rail, Aviation and Maritime industries. These companies provide critical information and solutions to both government, and enterprise customers.

Leveraging our existing expertise and strong reputation in the ITS space, we provide an attractive home for companies and their management teams. We actively seek to integrate tuck-in acquisitions to IRD which will benefit from enhanced support and resources, as well as stand-alone ITS businesses.

Quarterhill will also consider companies that service the Smart Cities and Smart Spaces markets. Like ITS, these markets are tech-enabled and leverage similar enabling technologies such as edge/cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, and 4G/5G networking. Example sectors within these markets include smart parking and infrastructure, access control & security, connected mobility, connected buildings, and others.

Our Acquisition Criteria

We are happy to hear from founders, investors, agents or representatives of good businesses that meet the following criteria:

Our Sweet Spot
Dedicated Management Team Positive EBITDA or a defined pathway to profitability Predictable Cash Flows Profitable Growth
Organic Growth Upside High Customer Retention Recurring or Reoccurring Revenue Ability to Enhance Operations

Our team has years of experience and we pride ourselves on being able to close deals professionally, confidentially and quickly. We do this by building an understanding of your business and using a principled approach throughout the deal process.

We are interested and able to work with agents.


For further information, contact:

corpdev@quarterhill.com