Ryan acquires grant discovery platform Fundingportal

18 July 2022 Consulting.ca 2 min. read
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Ryan, a global business tax consultancy, has acquired The Funding Portal Inc (Fundingportal), a Toronto-based provider of software that matches clients with funding and grants opportunities.

Founded in 2011, Fundingportal is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider that helps companies, municipalities, nonprofits, and other organizations secure grants, government incentives, and other funding. The firm’s online tools have served more than a million applicant organizations, with subscribers spanning advisory firms, large corporations, and economic development agencies.

The company has a team of seven professionals and a six-person advisory council.

Ryan’s acquisition of Fundingportal will expand its government funding and grant offering in Canada and grow its client portfolio.

Ryan acquires grant discovery platform Fundingportal

“The strength and success of the grant discovery and screening platform Fundingportal provides cannot be overstated,” said chairman and CEO G. Brint Ryan. “Since its founding over a decade ago, Fundingportal has developed a strong reputation helping companies and other organizations to identify and secure grant and government funding opportunities. This acquisition positions Ryan extremely well to ensure our clients are in a position to benefit from the diverse array of these programs in Canada and beyond.”

The deal builds on Ryan’s October 2021 acquisition of Mentor Works, a Guelph-based consultancy specializing in small business government grants, loans, and tax credit application support. The transaction added a team of 27 professionals.

Ryan also last year acquired Burgess Cawley Sullivan, a Vancouver-based consulting firm with 33 professionals specializing in real estate and property tax consulting. 

“The combination of Fundingportal’s platform with Ryan’s government funding practice marries best-in-class technology and experts,” said Alexandria Shannon, president of Fundingportal. “We look forward to joining a magnificent work environment and continuing to provide exceptional results and service for our clients across North America and beyond.”

Ryan is a Dallas-based business tax consultancy that delivers specialized services in tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology. The firm has more than 3,500 professionals across offices in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.