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Recent Cases Sep 16, 2019

BCF Imagine Startup Teams Up with an American Giant

Dana Incorporated, a world leader in providing power-conveyance and energy-management solutions for vehicles and machinery, recently announced its acquisition of Nordresa, a company that develops, manufactures and commercializes electric drivetrains for commercial vehicles.

Nordresa’s experience with electrification systems, combined with Dana’s leading expertise, will allow both entities to gain new market shares by helping their customers’ transition from their traditional vehicles to hybrid or fully electric vehicles.

Nordresa is a start-up company that was part of BCF Imagine’s 3rd cohort. A BCF team composed of Simon Pelletier, Jean-François Noël, Pierre-Philippe Taché and Vincent Chaurette, represented Nordresa’s interests in this transaction.

“We, at BCF, are very proud to have supported the Quebec company Nordresa through the critical phases of business launch and rapid growth. It is a local business that has distinguished itself through its unique and bold vision as well as its sound market strategy, propelled by our BCF Imagine program and the members of our intellectual property, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions teams,” stated Mario Charpentier, Managing Partner and BCF Imagine program Co-Lead.

By joining forces with the American giant Dana, the visionary technology developed by Nordresa’s team will be able to continue expanding its footprint across the continent and in global markets.

With BCF Imagine, we offer an exclusive legal and strategic program to help innovative start-ups accelerate their growth. Since its creation in 2017, we have implemented a rigorous selection process to identify the best technology startups and assist them in terms of cooperatives, corporate financing and venture capital and by helping them develop the most effective strategies to protect their innovation, thanks to our team of seasoned patent agents and intellectual property lawyers.

“Getting involved with young innovative entrepreneurs, giving them the best of ourselves and sharing our quarter-century of experience in business and technology, is knowing how to seize the moment to define the future!” said enthusiastically Jocelyn Auger, BCF Imagine program Co-Lead.

To view the official press release issued by Dana on August 26, 2019, click here.


About Dana

Dana is a world leader in providing power-conveyance and energy-management solutions for vehicles and machinery.  The company’s portfolio improves the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and off-highway equipment. Founded in 1904 and based in Maumee, Ohio, USA, Dana employs more than 36,000 people and is present in 33 countries across six continents. For more information:

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