Who is doing deals in Ottawa

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The Ottawa Senators, 360pi, and Itex Enterprise Solutions are among the business making deals recently.

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The Ottawa Senators recently announced a partnership with Huawei that will see the company become the official smartphone supplier for the NHL club. The agreement will see Huawei and the Senators collaborate for the next two seasons,  including rink board and in-game advertising with broadcast partner TSN and working with the Senators’ Sens@School and “Technology in Schools” programs to promote the importance of science, technology and math as education options for post-secondary students. The Sens will also work with Huawei’s “Telecom Seeds for the Future” program with engineering students at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.

Choice Properties REIT recently announced it had acquired five retail properties from Loblaw Companies Ltd. including about 30,000 square feet on River Road in Ottawa. Half that space will be redeveloped as a Shoppers Drug Mart.

AutoCanada Inc. recently announced it has acquired 417 Infiniti Nissan Limited, which owns and operates two dealerships, 417 Nissan and 417 Infiniti in Ottawa. Jean Malouin, AutoCanada's partner in Hunt Club Nissan and Barrhaven Nissan Open Point, will oversee the operations of the dealerships as dealer principal with a 10% ownership interest.  417 Infiniti will be relocated to a standalone leased facility adjacent to 417 Nissan by the end of 2016.

360pi announced recently it had added BuySeasons Inc. to its roster of clients. BuySeasons, Inc. operates three of the world’s largest online retail costume and party supply brands, and will use 360pi’s services to increase inventory turns and profits, identify under- or over-priced inventory, better understand its competitive position in the marketplace and make more efficient assortment and promotional decisions.

Itex Enterprise Solutions was recently acquired by San Diego-based Technology Integration Group. It’s expected Itex’s expertise in virtualization, WAN acceleration, disaster recovery, business continuity, and branch office and datacenter consolidation will create significant market value for TIG. All Itex senior executives are assuming senior leadership positions with TIG.

WiLAN announced recently it had purchased more than 3,300 patent from Freescale Semiconductor. The acquired portfolio includes U.S. and foreign patents across a range of technologies, including processors, memory, semiconductor packaging, wireless, and the Internet of Things. WiLAN has launched a licensing campaign, and has identified several companies as potential licensees.

Advanced Microscopy Inc., a WiLAN subsidiary, recently entered a licensing agreement with Leica Microsystems Inc. The license relates to technology that provides enhanced image processing capabilities. Terms of the deal were not released. The deal resolves litigation in the District of Delaware.

International Datacasting recently announced it had sold its video contribution business to Chicago-based DTV Innovations. The deal includes all intellectual property and inventory associated with IDC's professional video line.

Organizations: Huawei, Infiniti, Hunt Club Nissan Ottawa Senators NHL BuySeasons, Inc. Carleton University University of Ottawa Properties REIT Loblaw Companies Ltd. Shoppers Drug Mart AutoCanada Enterprise Solutions Advanced Microscopy Leica Microsystems Inc. International Datacasting DTV Innovations IDC

Geographic location: Ottawa, River Road, San Diego U.S.

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