On September 2, 2014, Fiera Capital announced that it acquired Propel Capital for a total consideration of up to $12 million. In line with Fiera Capital’s strategic objectives, this acquisition gives the firm the opportunity to enhance its expertise, offering and distribution capabilities in the Canadian retail investor space. As a result of the transaction, Propel Capital's operations will be fully integrated into Fiera Capital's retail segment over the coming months. Fiera Capital is a prominent Canadian investment management firm recognized for its experience in portfolio management and innovative and personalized investment solutions Propel Capital Corporation is a Toronto-based investment firm which develops, manages and distributes investment solutions to Canadians with a focus on closed-end funds. Fasken Martineau advised Fiera Capital with a team composed of François Brais, Élise Renaud, Benjamin Somers (funds), Sylvie Bourdeau, Constantinos Ragas and Joëlle Simard (M&A). John Kruk and Marvin Mikhail from the Toronto office also acted as legal counsel.