UpperStage.Capital acquires Talius, Canadian leader in clean building materials

Vancouver, British Columbia – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – UpperStage.Capital Inc. announces its acquisition of Talius, a cleantech building materials company based in British Columbia. Talius has been the leading Canadian supplier of high-end residential roller shutters and screens for more than forty years, and is UpperStage’s first private equity acquisition.

“After 20 years in cleantech and impact venture capital, developing a new practical investment model with our team of 8 has been a rewarding challenge,” said Keith Gillard, CEO of UpperStage. “Talius represents a perfect example of our investment thesis: a company started with world-class products, ready to compete globally and looking for new leadership to take it to the next level of success.”

Ken Shi, co-founder of $ 5 billion venture capital firm 5Y Capital and an early supporter of UpperStage, said, “As a successful investor, I share UpperStage’s vision of bringing Canadian businesses on the world stage. As soon as I understood UpperStage’s proprietary model, I really wanted to be part of their adventure.

UpperStage COO Frank Christiaens added: “I am very pleased to take on the role of Executive Chairman of Talius. Talius roller shutters mitigate the most severe impact of climate change while Talius home screens dramatically reduce CO2 the footprint of new and existing residential or high-rise office buildings. UpperStage makes Talius Canada’s next big cleantech success.


Talius is a clean technology building materials company specializing in the manufacture of shading, security and storm protection solutions. Designed to perform well in any climate and tough enough to withstand forced entry, Talius products are the trusted choice for providing shade, safety and storm protection to residential, commercial and institutional customers. . www.talius.com


UpperStage.Capital is growth capital, for good: a buyout investor combining ESG impact investing and operational experience to propel profitable businesses to their next level of success. Founded in 2021, UpperStage brings together experienced ESG impact investing professionals with proven operators, including five serial entrepreneurs. UpperStage has team members in Vancouver, Toronto and Shenzhen, and acquires significant stakes in profitable North American companies with ESG impact in the areas of sustainability, well-being and community. www.upperstage.capital