|Industry||Virtual data room|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Virtual data rooms facilitate secure document sharing across corporate firewalls. They are used for highly confidential or complex transactions seen with M&A, Corporate Finance, and Procurement, as well as Regulatory compliance and Governance processes.
In 2004, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, a Toronto-based international business law firm, contracted Version 5.1 to develop the Davies Deal Room, online virtual data room software designed to facilitate legal transactions and M&A transactions. This project was commercialized by Version 5.1 in 2006 as Firmex Inc.
In 2015 Firmex was a Deloitte Fast 500 winner.
In 2016, Novacap, a Montreal-based Private Equity Fund, acquired a majority interest in Firmex. Firmex's customers started over 12000 virtual data rooms.
In 2018, Firmex expanded its European operations, opening an office in London, England.
In 2019, VERTU Capital, a Toronto-based Private Equity Fund, BDC Capital and Firmex management acquired Firmex.
In 2019, Firmex was awarded the 2019 Stevie Awards for Customer Service.
In 2020, Firmex was awarded as one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
- A virtual smoke-filled room | The Globe & Mail
- Renewable Energy Industry Adopts Firmex for EPC
- Firmex Inc. Recognizes Need to Share Information Beyond the Office Firewall
- Davies Receives Award for Client Service Technology
- Klass Capital
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- Yahoo News
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- Dorbian, Iris (2019-02-05). "VERTU and BDC to acquire Firmex from Novacap". PE Hub. Retrieved 2020-04-23.
- "Firmex Wins 2019 Stevie Awards for Customer Service". Dazeinfo. 2019-12-10. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
- "2020 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ and Canada's Most Admired CEO™ Winners Announced".