Ardenton Announces Equity Investment in Leone Group of Companies

Ardenton Capital Corporation (“Ardenton”) is proud to announce its strategic partnership and equity investment in the Leone Group of Companies (“Leone”).

Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Leone is a leading manufacturer, distributor and installer of ornamental iron and chain link fencing. Leone’s products are distributed through a broad network of authorized fence distributors, as well as directly to fence installers, contractors, and other customers.

“We are excited to partner with Ardenton,” said Joe Leone, CFO of Leone, "We like their long-term investment philosophy and proven track record of growing companies. Ardenton will remove financial and operational barriers to facilitate the growth into new product categories and new territories. We believe the expertise, experience, and additional resources which Ardenton brings will enable Leone to capitalize on untapped opportunities within the marketplace."

Leone’s products are used in a wide variety of applications including commercial and industrial perimeter security projects, municipal property enclosures, and residential fencing. Leone has many long-standing relationships with its customers, as a result of its ability and reputation for providing quality products where high levels of durability and security are required.

"We had the opportunity to spend a great deal of time with the Leone’s management team, Joe, Michael, and Anthony, and are impressed by their energy, passion, and dedication”, said James Livingstone, CEO of Ardenton. "They have done a tremendous job in preserving the legacy of their family’s business, and solidifying their reputation as a market leader in providing quality product to their long-tenured customer base. We are excited to start a long and prosperous partnership with Leone, and are fully committed to helping them capitalize on the many opportunities they have in both core and new markets".

Ardenton Capital Corporation

Ardenton is a global private equity corporation, focused on meaningful business partnerships and long-term growth. Investing alongside passionate owners and management teams, Ardenton acquires stakes in profitable, well-established, cash-flowing private businesses. Ardenton works to remove constraints for its business partners and provides operating and financial support with a long-term view on value creation. The Leone Group is the ninth investment in Ardenton’s Canadian portfolio. Ardenton has offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Guelph, Dallas, TX, and Manchester, U.K.

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