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Yellow Point Equity Partners
Yellow Point is a private equity firm with grounded values and deep roots. They invest in good companies run by strong mangers, and together make those businesses better.
Transitions can be tough. Yellow Point can help. They facilitate growth, succession planning, management buyouts, turnarounds and other business shifts. As fully aligned investors they bring flexible timelines and the full benefit of our experience, resources and relationships. With their hands-off and supportive approach, they aim to be the partner of choice for leading mid-market companies in Canada and the Pacific Northwest US.
BCIT is one of British Columbia’s largest post-secondary institutions with more than 48,000 students enrolled annually (16,600 full-time, 31,600 part-time). We offer practical career credentials designed for the workplace, including degrees, diplomas and certificates spanning a wide range of disciplines. Established in 1964, BCIT now has five main campuses as well as satellite locations province-wide. BCIT’s international partnerships span training, education and research initiatives in South America, Central America, East Asia and Eastern Europe.
Copeman Healthcare is a private, primary-care facility that combines the care of expert physicians with an entire team of specialized healthcare professionals. The Copeman Model features unhurried, on-time appointments and places a strong emphasis on prevention, early detection and timely intervention.
Nicola Wealth Management
Nicola Wealth Management is an award-winning independent advisory firm that offers a sophisticated combination of wealth planning and alternative investment management. For over, 20 years, NWM has specialized in working with business owners, affluent families, and professionals, nationally.
STS Capital Partners
STS Capital Partners is an international, boutique mergers and acquisitions firm, specializing in sell-side consulting and advisory services for upper mid-market entrepreneurial and family businesses.
For more than 150 years, Deloitte Private has been serving private clients, of all sizes. We anticipate the needs of private businesses and focus on delivering innovative and effective solutions, while maintaining high quality service levels. We work with business owners and leaders who are passionate about what they do. Generation after generation, Deloitte has been by the side of the entrepreneurs transforming Canada’s economy.
Advica Health is a boutique-style health and wellness organization, that allows our members to focus on being healthy, preventing disease, and accessing an independent appraisal of their health circumstances by having a personal advocate on stand-by to help navigate their way through any type of health care experience and the complex health care system itself.
BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. It promotes Canadian entrepreneurship with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. With its 123 business centres from coast to coast, BDC provides businesses in all industries with financing and advisory services. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers equity, venture capital and flexible growth and transition capital solutions. BDC is also the first financial institution in Canada to receive B Corp certification.
Discover BDC’s Growth Driver Program, a guided journey designed for mid-sized businesses with growth potential and ambition.
As part of the renowned global team, Dentons has an established history in all six of Canada’s key economic centers, and more than 500 lawyers and professionals. Dentons acts for of a wide variety of clients, ranging from startups to industry icons in both the public and private realms, and is positioned to support the success of our domestic Canadian clients and the vast array of international players that are investing and developing their presence in the Canadian economy.
Empresario Capital Partners acquires and/or invest in mid-market businesses that are successful in their own right but could benefit from an infusion of capital and a systematic approach to growth and profitability. Companies that are aligned with the expertise of our Partners is our primary focus. Our goal is a significant increase in enterprise value and superior returns for all participants. Current investments and operational involvement include those in the foodservice, retail automotive, and energy efficiency industries.
Flight Centre Travel Group
Flight Centre Travel Group launched in Canada in 1999, 13 yrs after the first agency opened its doors in Sydney Australia. We are Canada’s largest bricks-and-mortar travel retailer, with 150 retail stores in 5 provinces. Our multi-channel distribution strategy aims to give our customers choice and efficiency.
With experienced principals in the United States, Canada, and Europe, McDermott + Bull has become the trusted retained search advisor for empowering change on behalf of private and public companies, private equity firms, and their operating companies.
For close to 160 years, Oppy has discovered and delivered the best of the world’s harvest. Whether we’re partnering with outstanding international growers to bring sustainable fresh produce to our shores or marketing and distributing North American fruit and vegetables around the globe, we proudly source over 100 varieties of produce from more than 25 countries each and every day.
ProServeIT Corporation (ProServeIT) is a multi-award winning Microsoft Gold Partner and Citrix Partner, specialized in a comprehensive focus on cloud transformation, managed services, software development, IT service desk and technology consulting services. We have worked with companies of all sizes in all industries to provide them with the customized IT solutions that can give them a competitive advantage.
Established in 2002, ProServeIT was one of the first Canadian Microsoft Partners to spearhead the adoption of Cloud computing. Since then, we have migrated over 200,000 users to the Cloud. To provide consistent 24×7 customer service, ProServeIT is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, with offices in British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Illinois, New Mexico, Paris, France and Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam.
Vancity Community Investment Bank, Canada’s first Schedule 1 bank focused exclusively on triple bottom line impact, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vancouver-based Vancity Credit Union, and operates in the Greater Toronto Area. The Bank offers financing and advisory services to organizations in Ontario that are addressing local community issues, such as impact businesses, social enterprises and not-for-profits and identifies investment opportunities that make a positive social and environmental impact while earning risk-adjusted financial returns.