Signal Hill Equity Partners

overview of signal hill

Signal Hill Equity Partners is a Toronto-based private equity firm led by Jamie Johnson and his team. Together, they are experienced investors and business operators,
who partner with Canadian mid-market companies. Its professionals have helped grow over 100 businesses over their careers.

With over $300 million of committed capital, Signal Hill helps build exceptional companies by investing and managing for the long term. It invests in niche business service companies and works with them to drive organic growth, operational improvements and M&A activity.

portfolio companies

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McIntosh Perry

HQ
Woodbridge, ON

Employees
800

ULS

Urban Life Solutions

HQ
Calgary, AB

Employees
900

Romet

Romet

HQ
Mississauga, ON

Employees
130

A Partnership Approach Unlike Traditional PE Shops. Signal Hill’s approach is to focus on a handful of companies, unlike other PE shops who typically seek diversification. Once invested, Signal Hill brings to its partners an extensive network of industry executives and operating advisors, who work closely with management to accelerate growth, improve performance, and execute on attractive M&A opportunities.

McIntosh Perry (engineering, invested since 2009), Urban Life Solutions (infrastructure services, since 2015) and Romet (natural gas utility devices, since 2013) are Signal Hill’s current portfolio companies. Since Signal Hill’s involvement, each has grown Revenue by +12 times, +7 times and +3 times, respectively, a testament to the firm’s impact.

Why the MSP Sector? Why Signal Hill? Signal Hill is a true partner to management teams that wish to accelerate growth. Signal Hill has completed a detailed and focused review of the MSP sector and is attracted to it for the following reasons: its fragmentation, its high-quality revenues, and its strategic necessity to clients. Signal Hill has broad experience building companies in industries with similar characteristics such as Engineering consulting and is looking to partner with management teams in the MSP space who are looking for assistance in helping them accelerate growth.

what signal hill looks for

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Data backup — Business application management — Mobile device management — Management of productivity applications (e.g. Office 365) — Network monitoring and management — Cloud-based infrastructure (IaaS) — On-premises server management — Endpoint security — Management of cloud-based applications (SaaS) — Network security — Cybersecurity 

MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS PROFILE

  • Strong leadership team interested in partnering for growth
  • Compelling organic growth potential

SERVICE AREA

  • Canada (with a preference for ON, BC, AB)

FINANCIAL PROFILE

  • Roster of long-term, high-quality clients, who generate recurring revenues
  • EBITDA: $1M+

PARTNERSHIP / INVESTMENT STRUCTURE

  • Open to different structures

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