You are on page 1of 1

OVERVIEW

Equicapita Income Trust (Equicapita) is a Calgary based investment fund; established for the purpose of acquiring private, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in western Canada. As Alberta based entrepreneurs ourselves, we recognize the need for organized capital to partner with business owners to provide a much needed liquidity option to transition business ownership. We believe Equicapita is the solution. Our aim is continue the legacy of the business, by partnering with strong, existing management teams over a long term investment horizon.

INVESTMENT FOCUS
Financial Criteria Long term operating history with sustainable cash flow EBITDA of $1 to $5 million Operating margins > 10%, in stable or growing industry Low to modest capital intensity Strong customer relationships Incumbent management will accept performance-linked compensation Situational Criteria: Owner ready to retire seeking liquidity Owner who wants a reduced or more focused role (eg. business development, sales, etc) Divestiture from a larger corporation Company in need of management bench strength Company Criteria: Western Canadian based business (preferred) Diverse customer base, with low accounts receivable concentration Well positioned in growing or fragmented industry Strong corporate culture, with history of employee retention

INTERMEDIARIES
Equicapita understands and appreciates the important role that business intermediaries play in the private company marketplace. We believe that you will find several compelling reasons to partner with Equicapita in order to meet the unique objectives of your clients. Finders Fees We are always seeking to expand our relationships with business intermediaries or industry experts. As a way to compensate you for your efforts we offer attractive buy-side finders fees. Western Canadian Based Fund Equicapita is an Alberta based fund, with a highly experienced management team that are local entrepreneurs, with 45 plus years of investment experience. With a deep understanding of the SME landscape, our team has extensive mergers and acquisitions experience along with a strong track record for building, advising and growing small to mid-sized businesses. Accelerated Closing Process And Timely Transactions Our access to capital enables the quick and professional consummation of transactions. We will act quickly to reduce the stress on the employees of the organization that is being sold. Our own experience allows us to quickly evaluate new investment opportunities. Flexible Solutions For Owners Equicapita has the ability to tailor the financing of the transaction to accommodate a sellers lifestyle and tax planning needs. We are open to the possibility of ongoing owner involvement. We understand the sensitivity surrounding employees, customers and the greater community and will conduct a quick and confidential diligence process that minimally affects the business. An honest and transparent partnership is the cornerstone of our business dealings.

CONTACT INFO
#803, 5920 Macleod Trail SW Calgary, Alberta T2H 0K2 www.equicapita.com Michael Cook Managing Director mcook@equicapita.com Stephen Johnston Managing Director sjohnston@equicapita.com Greg Tooth Managing Director gtooth@equicapita.com