Arva invests in companies to help them grow and prosper.
Founded in 1956, Arva Limited is a private Canadian corporation owned and managed by the Stevens family.
Arva is in the private equity investment business. Our investment horizon is long-term, and our objective is to help companies build a foundation for sustainable, long-term success.
We purchase or acquire an interest in companies with strong fundamentals and growth potential whose owners are seeking an exit or who will benefit from our financial and strategic support. We stay in the businesses as long as we are able to add value to them.
Arva helps companies to grow and prosper by enhancing their competitive advantage. We are best known for bringing and applying a highly disciplined operational capability to businesses that are challenged in this regard.

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Arva's assets include companies that are globally and locally active. Our current investments include the following:

Trylon-TSF engineers and manufactures a full range of communication towers with more than 50,000 installed towers in over 30 countries. The company also builds and maintains wireless communications infrastructure, optimizing performance and cost-effectiveness. Trylon-TSF is known for providing integrated, turnkey solutions and is active in North America, Europe, the Caribbean, Central and Latin America and Asia. Trylon-TSF has offices throughout Canada, United States and Romania as well as project-specific locations. For more information about Trylon-TSF please visit www.Trylon.com

Ultra-Fit Manufacturing-
Ultra-Fit Manufacturing Inc. is a tube bending and fabricating company founded in 1982. Ultra-Fit served only the automotive aftermarket exhaust market until its acquisition by Arva in 1998. Since then, with the support of Arva, Ultra-Fit has expanded and diversified to serve new markets, including OEM exhaust and other OEM engine components, office furniture manufacturing, automotive performance and accessories. Ultrafit's manufacturing processes include CNC Tube Bending, CNC Wire Bending, Robotic and Manual Welding, CNC Plate Fabricating in a variety of materials ranging from carbon to stainless steel. For more information about UltraFit, please visit www.ultrafit.net and www.ultrafitexhaust.com
MLL Telecom-
MLL Telecom specializes in providing fully managed networks to service providers, system integrators and the public sector. MLL delivers the best in lifetime design, using the optimum combination of fixed and wireless technologies. MLL Telecom is a licensed UK operator and owns wireless spectrum across the UK. Its wireless backhaul customers range from telecom giants to small ISPs. From this beginning MLL has expanded its service offerings to include the design, deployment and end to end management of dedicated wide area broadband networks comprising wireless circuits integrated with other transmission infrastructure. Its network customers include carriers, value added resellers and public bodies. Arva together with Harrowston Investments (now Birch Hill Equity Partners II) acquired a significant minority interest in MLL Telecom in 2000. That interest was subsequently increased. For more information about MLL Telecom, please visit www.mlltelecom.com

Normerica Timber Homes, Cottages, Clubhouses & Resorts-
Founded in 1979 as Upper Canada Post and Beam; Normerica Building Systems Inc. is one of North America's leading providers of heavy timber building systems for custom homes, cottages, chalets, clubhouses and resort developments. Our involvement in these successful projects has encompassed all or a portion of the full range of services Normerica provides: from initial envisioning and creative design development, structural and value engineering, off-site manufacturing, through to installation and construction management services.
Normerica's buildings can be found in some of the most beautiful areas across Canada and the US as well as several countries in Europe, the Caribbean, South America and Asia. With a focus on building science and energy efficiency, Normerica's unique building system offers enduring beauty, unsurpassed craftsmanship and operational efficiency. For more information about Normerica please visit www.normerica.com.

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Contact Info

4120 Yonge Street, Suite 310
Toronto, ON
M2P 2B8


Key Personnel

Mike Stevens, President
John Stevens, Executive Vice-President
Bill Smith, Vice-President Finance and Corporate Secretary

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