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TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2018  – Avante Corp Inc. (TSXV: XX) (“Avante” or the “Company”)(XX.V) is pleased to announce that it has acquired all the outstanding shares of Watermark Security Inc. (“Watermark”). Watermark provides alarm monitoring and cottage check services to a number of clients in Muskoka and the surrounding areas. Avante has executed a share purchase agreement (“Agreement”) with Doug Clendenan and Kim Clendenan (“the Vendors”). The transaction closed after market hours on August 7, 2018, with an effective date of August 1, 2018.

“We are very pleased to acquire Watermark and we are excited at the opportunity this represents in the Muskoka region.” said Craig Campbell, CEO of Avante Corp. “Watermark’s underlying core business of providing complete security solutions to premium customers aligns well with Avante’s core business and our renewed strategy. Muskoka’s slogan ‘Once discovered, never forgotten’ is very fitting as we continue our geographic expansion. Watermark’s current clients will certainly not forget Avante now that they have discovered us. Welcome to Avante!”

Watermark is a family owned security systems integrator operating out of Port Carling, ON in the Muskoka Lakes Region at the “hub” of lakes Rosseau, Muskoka and Joseph. It provides services which include integrated alarm and video systems installations, guard response, property management and cottage property checks to a solid base of clients in the region. It is management’s belief that the acquisition will have an immediate accretive impact both strategically and financially as Avante continues to execute on its renewed strategic vision.

Avante Corp is also pleased to announce that in conjunction with the acquisition, Watermark’s President, Doug Clendenan, will remain with Avante as he transitions to the role of Manager, Muskoka Region. Doug will oversee the region as Avante executes on its strategic growth plan. We look forward to working with Doug as we set a new standard at Avante and within the Muskoka region.

The proposed transaction is arm’s length and advisory fees are payable or to be paid in connection with the transaction.

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities described herein in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. This news release does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities described herein have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and such securities may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration under U.S. federal and state securities laws or an applicable exemption from such U.S. registration requirements.

About Avante Corp

Avante Corp Inc. (XX.V) is a Toronto based provider of technology enabled security solutions. We acquire, manage and build industry leading businesses which provide specialized, mission-critical solutions that address the needs of our customers. Our businesses continuously develop innovative solutions that enable our customers to achieve their objectives. With an experienced team and a proven track record of solid growth, we are taking steps to establish a broad portfolio of security businesses to provide our customers and shareholders with exceptional returns. Please visit our website at and consider joining our investor email list.


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