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MONTRAL, April 6, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – Driven by a marked increase in its international sales, Averna, a world leader in the development and integration of test and quality engineering solutions, announces the arrival of Partners Walter Capital, Investissement Qubec and Groupe W Investissements SEC as shareholders, alongside the management team. These new partners share the determination of the Averna team to continue its growth by consolidating its footprint in international markets.

With the With the participation of these new partners, the Averna team will benefit from the necessary resources to continue its momentum of accelerated growth. We will continue to aim for the consolidation of the international market in our sector and we are proud to maintain our position as world leader as a Quebec-owned company, affirms the president of Averna, Franois. Rainville.

Walter Capital Partners will use its expertise and resources to support Averna’s world-class management team in deploying an international acquisition strategy, explains ric Doyon, Managing Partner of Walter Capital Partners. We are happy to team up with Investissement Qubec and Groupe W Investissements SEC, co-investors just as motivated as we are supporting Franois Rainville and its team, who are also significant shareholders.

Headquartered in Montreal, the Quebec-based company currently employs nearly 400 people in 7 countries and offers innovative solutions and expertise to prestigious clients, such as Medtronic, Google, Microsoft, Oculus, Intel, GE Healthcare, Rivian and Datwyler. , in the life sciences, electronics, automotive and electrification, aerospace, defense and telecommunications markets.

Averna’s mission is based on four pillars which represent the values ​​of the company and which, every day, dictate their actions around the world: teamwork and commitment, innovation and knowledge, performance and leadership, and the focus on customer satisfaction. These have enabled them to build a solid and successful foundation worldwide.

David Waddell, Managing Partner of Groupe W Investissements SEC, declares: All the elements are in place to enable Averna’s continue and even accelerate its growth. The clear vision of the market by the management team, the depth and cutting-edge expertise of the teams both in Qubec and internationally, constant innovation, prestigious clientele, the strategic business experience of new partners, everything is there for Averna to reach new heights!

We are happy to take part in this Averna growth project. Alongside experienced partners, we are convinced that the company has everything in hand to take its place in a rapidly growing international market. In doing so, Investissement Qubec is fully playing its role: that of promoting the development of world leaders established in Qubec, mentions Guy LeBlanc, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Investissement Qubec.

Bank financing for the transaction was provided by Banque de Montral with the participation of Roynat Capital.

About Averna
A world leader in quality and testing solutions, Averna partners with product designers, developers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to improve product quality, shorten time to market and protect their brands. Founded in 1999, Averna has unique expertise and innovative solutions for test, vision inspection, precision assembly and automation that bring substantial technical, financial and business benefits to customers in the aerospace industries, automotive, consumer, defense, life sciences, telecommunications and other industries. Averna has nine offices in seven countries around the globe. She has multiple industry certifications and works in partnership with National Instruments, PTC, Keysight Technologies and JOT Automation. www.averna.com

About Walter Capital Partners
Walter Capital Partners is a private investment company that is part of the Walter Financial Company, the investment unit of the Walter Group. Its investment model combines the contribution of capital and operational expertise to support the growth of high-potential companies on solid and sustainable foundations, by leveraging the entrepreneurial background of the Walter Group and the experience of its managing partners in as business leaders. Established in Montreal, the company benefits from a solid international network. www.waltercapital.ca

About the W Investissements SEC Group
Groupe W Investissements SEC is a Quebec investment fund founded by a group of private investors wishing to join forces and work together. It is distinguished by the network of successful entrepreneurs with whom Groupe W Investissements SEC works closely. Groupe W Investissements SEC has an investment strategy similar to? that of a multi-family office, with a long-term investment horizon and a diversified investment policy allowing investments in private companies, in real estate and infrastructure, in products a? fixed income than in other alternative asset classes.

About Investissement Qubec
Investissement Qubec’s mission is to actively participate in the economic development of Qubec by stimulating innovation in businesses, entrepreneurship and buyers, as well as the growth of investment and exports. Present in all administrative regions of Qubec, the Company supports the creation and development of businesses of all sizes through investments and adapted financial solutions. Investissement Qubec also offers many advisory services, including technological support offered by Investissement Qubec – CRIQ. And thanks to Investissement Qubec International, it also supports Quebec businesses in export matters while ensuring the prospecting of talent and foreign investments in Qubec.


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