UpperStage. Capital Inc. has purchased Talius, a cleantech building materials company. Talius has been a supplier of rollshutters and habitat screens for over forty years, representing UpperStage’s first private equity acquisition.

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

“Talius rollshutters mitigate the severest impact of climate change while Talius Habitat Screens substantially reduce the CO2 footprint of new and existing high rise residential or office buildings,” added Frank Christiaens, UpperStage COO. “UpperStage is building Talius into the next great Canadian cleantech success story.”