VG Partners is the merchant banking division of VenGrowth® Asset Management Inc. Throughout VenGrowth’s extensive history it has invested $1.3 billion in more than 200 Canadian companies. VenGrowth has been a lead investor in many of Canada’s success stories including Lakeport Brewing, Party Packagers, Bridgewater, GeoTrain, SiGe Systems, Q9 Networks, Sandvine, InSystems, Tundra, Lavalife, Pixstream and Changepoint. VenGrowth investors have included retail individuals, as well as leading institutional investors including all five of Canada’s largest banks and pension funds.
VenGrowth, through its VG Partners merchant bank, is seeking to invest in a number of operating businesses as principal. A business owner can take comfort in our reputation for integrity, and our vast experience in structuring transactions, due diligence, and adding value to growing businesses.
At VG Partners, we’re entrepreneurs like you. We understand how important your business is. We also understand the demands on running a business like yours. With VG Partners you can be assured of confidentiality and discretion. We also strive to evaluate each opportunity quickly, with initial feedback provided after the first meeting.
At VG Partners, it’s more than just money. An owner benefits from VenGrowth’s many years of experience, and VenGrowth’s vast network. At VG Partners, we can provide value in all aspects of a company, whether it be finance, investment banking, sales and marketing, operations, acquisitions or strategic planning.
At VG Partners, we have had extensive experience in a wide range of industries, from service, distribution, manufacturing and technology.
The major shareholders are looking to retire and realize on the substantial value they have created in their businesses.
The owners are looking towards an eventual retirement, and wish to realize on a portion of the value they have created in their company today.
The company operates in a fragmented industry that provides an attractive opportunity for consolidation and management has the desire to become the dominant player in the market.
The company is publicly traded but perhaps “orphaned” by the markets. VG Partners can provide the funds and the expertise to take the company private and continue its growth strategy.
The company is experiencing rapid growth and needs capital to fuel its development.
For companies that are for sale or those seeking capital for growth, VG Partners is a financial partner with business acumen, integrity, and a broad network of resources.
David was one of the four original founders of VenGrowth’s® retail funds, and was one of the three partners on VenGrowth’s Operating Committee responsible for the firms day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives. With 33 years experience in private equity and investment banking, David has a wealth of experience in coaching venture-backed companies through their various growth phases.
Allen was one of the four original founders of VenGrowth’s® retail funds, and was one of the three partners on VenGrowth’s Operating Committee responsible for the firms day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives.