Grow your business to the next level
Your business started with a vision. Picked up speed through your passion, drive and determination. Now, to take it to the next level, you need to make a transformational move.
We can help you make that move.
Whether it’s raising new capital to fuel your growth or sourcing and negotiating an acquisition, we specialize in structuring transactions that meaningfully change the course and outlook of private, owner-operated companies.
When we aren’t investing our own capital, our network of over 2,050 lenders, investors, and transactional advisors allows us to source the right capital, i.e. with the right structure, pricing and terms. With optionality comes flexibility – if large publicly traded companies use investment bankers to source their capital – why shouldn’t you? They know that seeing a lot of proposals gives them leverage in negotiations, and ensures they aren’t agreeing to a sub-par deal.
As investment bankers, we create that optionality by staying close to our network, being a valuable source of deals for them, and presenting opportunities to them the way they want to see them. This makes sense for our clients no matter what the new capital is being used for, e.g. acquisitions, shareholder buy-outs, management buy-ins, growth, refinancing, etc.
When we are tasked with executing on an comprehensive acquisition strategy, our clients engage us because we are unrivalled in the country in terms of deal sourcing capabilities. Most other firms focus on delivering due diligence services, not finding and negotiating the right deal.
Underpinning those capabilities is our team of a half dozen origination analysts and associates, whose sole purpose is to keep their finger on the pulse (i.e. the intentions) of potential sellers. They track over 50,000 Canadian companies, and can easily access targets in the US and elsewhere through their own research, other advisors in our network, and limited-access mergers and acquisitions marketplaces.
Rhyno Equity Group
Rhyno is a private equity firm that acquires mid-market manufacturing companies in the GTA. Their partners engaged us to structure the debt component of a buy-out of a kitchen cabinet maker.
TFI is the largest distributor of specialty food preparation equipment and training programs in Canada, supplying over 10,000 locations. We advised management on financing the buy-out of existing shareholders.
One of three equal shareholders of Corrosion Service, an infrastructure services company, approached FirePower, seeking to buy out the other two. A highly sensitive situation, we raised the debt financing necessary for a successful close.