The Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) is a minority investment fund with a mission of helping mid-market Canadian companies grow by providing patient minority capital and strategic support to fuel their growth and foster innovation while keeping the entrepreneur in the driver’s seat. Here are a few things that make us different from other investment firms.
We are committed to minority investment.
At CBGF, we focus exclusively on minority investment. We believe strongly in this mandate because it allows entrepreneurs and founders to remain in control of their own businesses and chart their course forward for growth. As a minority investor, we become a non-controlling partner. Given our minority position, we cannot dictate the path for an entrepreneur on a decision concerning their company, but we will offer support in terms of capital as well as expertise, knowledge, and experience.
We can remain a minority partner in a company for a long period of time. We allow the entrepreneur to decide when they should exit the investment, which can occur by selling to another company or publicly listing the company on a stock exchange. To date, we have had three management teams decide that it was the right timing and opportunity in front of them, and they all achieved successful exits.
CBGF’s funding is provided by Canada’s top 13 banks and insurance companies, which allows us to remain flexible in our investment approach and open up an important network to our portfolio companies via our shareholder base.
What does an investment from CBGF look like?
Many Canadian businesses have been able to expand and grow because of our approach to minority investment. We base our approach on the following principles:
- We make minority investments exclusively, allowing management teams to retain control of their companies. Most investments are for equity share of between 10-40%. Our investments can also be made in conjunction with other investors.
- We provide expert support and guidance via our team and our network of experienced individuals. As a non-controlling partner, we will provide support, advice, and connections to help companies grow, and we can introduce you to the people you need to take your business to the next level.
- There is the opportunity for companies to receive multiple rounds of funding as they continue through each new stage of growth.
Contact CBGF today
If you are looking for minority investment to help you expand or scale up your company, we would love to hear from you. Contact us today to speak to a member of our team, and let’s discuss how we may be able to help.