AGA Benefit Solutions is acquiring Vancouver-based Aptus Benefits Inc., a group benefits and retirement consultancy with expertise in collectively bargained plans and executive disability programs.

Private equity firm Novacap will finance the acquisition, which is expected to expand AGA Benefit Solutions’ reach into Western Canada, according to a press release.

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“We look forward to welcoming [Aptus principal] Bill Watt and the team to the AGA family and to bring our suite of solutions to clients in Western Canada,” said Martin Papillon, president and chief executive officer of AGA, in the release. “We are putting all of AGA’s capabilities at the service of the team in Vancouver, enabling them to deliver a full range of services to their valued clients.”