EMERGE Commerce Ltd. (TSX-V: ECOM) was founded in 2016 with the vision of becoming North America’s preeminent e-commerce acquirer and operator of e-commerce assets. Fast forward to 2020, and EMERGE is already one of the fastest growing companies in Canada, and we are just warming up.

The e-commerce sector has experienced more growth in the last 6 months than it has in over the previous decade. This new daring world has created thousands of proven, profitable e-commerce sites, and EMERGE is well positioned to capitalize on this trend leveraging its proprietary pipeline, platform and playbook. Our portfolio houses some of Canada’s most coveted online shopping brands including truLOCAL.ca, UnderPar.com, JustGolfStuff.ca, WagJag.com and BeRightBack.ca with additional acquisitions in the works.

Our M&A strategy revolves around consolidating the small-to-mid-market e-commerce landscape where we see a clear gap in exit opportunities, and a shortage of capital to help these companies graduate to the next level. We pursue two types of acquisitions. The first is niche market leaders with a track record of growth and profitability, typically bootstrapped, founder owned/operated e-commerce sites. The second type is distressed e-commerce acquisitions, whereby we can pick up select quality assets that are out of favor, at opportune prices.

At EMERGE, we believe small business is the backbone of the economy and technology has enabled digital entrepreneurs to innovate, create and disrupt the retail landscape. The shift from bricks and mortar to e-commerce continues to accelerate and EMERGE is well positioned to become the go to consolidator of quality e-commerce assets.