Canada Visit March 2022

BEAN News:
Principal Visit to
North America


Out for dinner in Toronto (L to R) Alex Baker (Managing Partner at Relay Ventures), Damian Woodward, Adhithya Sreekumar (Investor at Radical Ventures), Mario Nigro (Partner at Stikeman Elliot) and Chris Hodgson

3 March 2022

I recently undertook a visit to our growing team in Toronto, Canada.

During my short stay there I was very much struck by the volume of activity in the market, particularly in ‘tech’ with some very active VC funds, plus the significant amount of interest from US investors who are being attracted to Toronto.

The meetings we had with investors, legal advisors and companies showed that there is much that BEAN Partners can bring to this vibrant community, through both our consulting and M&A services. Connecting Toronto to Europe by leveraging our team in London is a key area of focus, where we can support business strategy and expansion activity together with cross border Buy-Side and Sell-Side M&A.

I would especially like to thank our Principal and Head of North America, Chris Hodgson, for hosting me and also all the people that we met with for being so friendly, helpful and open.

While I was there we enjoyed an evening out with Alex Baker (Relay Ventures), Adhithya Sreekumar (Radical Ventures) and Mario Nigro (Stikeman Elliot). We are looking forward to working with them and their colleagues in ‘tech’ across Canada and the wider North American market, as we continue to build up our local BEAN Partners team.


Damian Woodward
Principal and