Navigating the Private Equity Life Cycle and How CBGF is Different

The journey through the private equity life cycle can be a daunting experience for entrepreneurs. As companies strive to secure the right funding, execute strategic plans, and navigate exit opportunities, the choices made during this process can significantly impact their trajectory.

In this article, we’ll explore the private equity life cycle and shed light on how the Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) stands out with its distinctive approach, providing long-term, patient, minority capital and fostering partnerships that set businesses up for success.

The Private Equity Life Cycle:

  1. Sourcing Capital: The first stage of the private equity life cycle involves sourcing capital for growth and expansion. CBGF presents an attractive capital option in the market, offering long-term, patient, minority capital to support mid-market Canadian businesses. CBGF’s evergreen approach, unlike many capital providers, allows companies to focus on sustainable growth without the pressure of immediate returns or investor interference in their day-to-day operations.
  2. Strategic Planning: Strategic planning is what guides a business through growth. CBGF’s commitment to long-term partnerships becomes evident at this stage. By aligning interests with partner companies, CBGF works collaboratively on growth strategies, ensuring a shared vision for sustainable growth is at the forefront of the planning process.
  3. Execution: Executing growth strategies requires not only capital but also expertise. CBGF goes beyond being a capital provider – our team provides guidance and advice along the way while also leveraging our network of business leaders and sector experts. This network becomes a valuable resource to help companies navigate the complexities of executing effectively.
  4. Exit: The exit phase is where CBGF differs the most in comparison to other private equity funds. CBGF, with its evergreen fund structure, provides entrepreneurs with the flexibility to exit on their terms, respecting their timelines and allowing for strategic decision-making rather than imposing premature exits for short-term gains. CBGF is a partner for the long term, allowing Management to determine the right exit opportunity for them and their business.

Why CBGF Stands Out:

  1. Entrepreneur Remains in Control: CBGF’s focus on holding minority positions is very important for entrepreneurs who want to maintain control over their businesses. Rather than having a controlling shareholder, CBGF becomes a collaborative, value-added partner. This ensures that the entrepreneurial vision remains intact throughout the journey.
  2. Direct and Timely Response: In the fast-paced world of business, timing is crucial. CBGF understands this and prides itself on providing direct and timely responses to our prospective and partner companies. From initial feedback to executing transactions, the Fund prioritizes transparency on terms without burying partners in the fine print. This approach allows for a smoother experience and more informed decision-making for entrepreneurs.

CBGF’s approach, rooted in long-term, patient, minority capital, sets us apart in the private equity landscape.

Contact CBGF today

If you are looking for growth capital to support your mid-market business and think that a minority investment might be the right funding option for you, we invite you to contact us today.