Uni-Sélect, Inc.

Uni-Sélect, Inc.

Uni-Sélect, Inc.

Date Founded



170 Industriel Boulevard,Boucherville, QC J4B 2X3

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)




Company Description

Uni-Sélect, Inc. focuses on the distribution, sale and marketing of automotive replacement parts, accessories, tools & equipment, paint, and collision repair products. It operates through the followign segments: FinishMaster US, Canadian Automotive Group, The Parts Alliance UK, and Corporate Office and Other. The company was founded on November 22, 1968 and is headquartered in Boucherville, Canada.

Executives & Employees

Director, President & Chief Executive Officer

President, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Chief Financial Officer & Head-Investor Relations

Chief People Officer

Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Vice President, Special Projects, Vice President & General Manager, Beck/Arnley Worldparts, Inc

President & Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Automotive Group

President & Chief Executive Officer, European Automotive Group

President & Chief Operating Officer, Finishmaster Inc

Director Investor Relations

Board of Directors

Former Senior Audit Partner at Ernst & Young, Inc.

Former Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Uni-Sélect, Inc.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Uni-Sélect, Inc.

Canada Region Advisor at Wynnchurch Capital LLC

Former President, Global Finishes Group at The Sherwin-Williams Co.

Managing Director-Marine & Protective Coating at Akzo Nobel UK Ltd.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Westburne Industrial Enterprises Ltd.

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Banor Capital Ltd. is a British private company located in London, with subsidiaries in Switzerland and Luxembourg. The firm provides investment advice. It was founded in 2011. Giacomo Mergoni has been the CEO since the inception date.

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Norrep Capital Management has expertise in the energy sector and is widely known for their Flow-Through Limited Partnerships. The firm seeks to design products that can take advantage of market inefficiencies and that are difficult for investors to do on their own. Their investment solutions can be divided into a “wealth creation” arm and a “wealth preservation” arm. Norrep's suite of wealth creation products includes two Canadian small-cap funds, a micro-cap fund, Global, U.S. and Canadian all-cap funds, an energy fund, and a tactical balanced fund. Their wealth preservation side includes a global equity balanced fund, a Canadian equity balanced fund, a high yield fund and a short-term income fund. The firm also manages a market neutral income fund and a fund-of-funds. Norrep's investment process is based on a highly disciplined blend of fundamental and quantitative research. The firm focuses on optimizing such factors as return on equity, price to earnings, cash flow to debt, and yield that have historically led to outperformance over reasonable time periods. As value managers, Norrep seeks to limit downside when compared to their peers and benchmarks by avoiding speculative investments and remaining disciplined on how much they pay for a particular security.

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Matco Financial's investment approach is based on a multi-manager platform which includes both proprietary and non-proprietary investment management. The firm creates investment portfolios using individual stocks and bonds, as well as mutual funds. Their manager selection process criteria include: long-term performance results, investment style, core competency, stability and reputation of the firm, as well as the ownership structure. Though not limited by sector, the firm tends to invest in the stocks of Canadian and US companies in the energy minerals, finance and communications sectors. Matco Financial invests across all market-caps. MatcoFinancial's mutual funds include the MFi Balanced Fund, the MFi Canadian Equity Class Fund and the MFi Energy Fund.

Recent Transactions
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Uni-Sélect, Inc., FinishMaster Canada, Inc. purchase T-W Pike Sales Ltd.

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Uni-Sélect, Inc. purchases Dash Distributors, Inc.

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Uni-Sélect, Inc. purchases Blackburn Brakes Holdings Ltd.

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Advised onUni-Sélect, Inc. issued Subscription Receipts

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Advised onUni-Sélect, Inc. purchases Parts Alliance Ltd. from HgCapital LLP

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Advised onFinishMaster, Inc., Uni-Sélect, Inc. purchase Crown Auto Body Supply LLC


Advised onUni-Sélect, Inc. purchases FinishMaster, Inc.

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Advised onUni-Sélect, Inc. purchases FinishMaster, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants

Former Chief Operating Officer at Uni-Sélect, Inc.


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