Pender West Capital Partners Inc. is a family office that invests its private capital in small to medium sized companies. Since 2000, we have been partnering with entrepreneurs and management teams to build our portfolio companies over the long term. With an office in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Toronto, Ontario we look for investments in companies located across Canada and Western United States.
We target mature companies with exceptional management teams and excellent growth opportunities. Typical investments include private owners interested in selling or recapitalizing closely held businesses and non-strategic business divestitures from private or public corporations.
Pender West is a financial investor with a partnership approach to building constructive and supportive relationships with owners and management teams. The partners of Pender West collectively have over 100 years of operating, financial, and strategic corporate development expertise; however, we will only invest in companies where we can partner with and develop a strong working relationship with management.
Alignment of Interests
Pender West's investment philosophy is based on creating partnerships with management and aligning our interests toward shared goals and a commitment to succeed together over the long term. Typically this involves facilitating meaningful management ownership either through direct management investment, or as circumstances require, ownership earn-in. Each of the partners of Pender West has a significant personal investment in our acquisitions ensuring management of our unwavering commitment.
Longer-Term Investment Horizons
Unlike many private equity firms, we do not have external investors, and we do not manage institutional capital. We manage truly private, family-backed capital and thus have a more flexible investment period timeline. At Pender West, we are committed to creating value over the long term - 5 to 15 years plus.
We are active, strategic investors looking for ways to assist management in the company’s growth and to build value over the long term. We seek to add value to our portfolio companies as follows:
Be a sophisticated partner & team player
To build a constructive partnership based on integrity, open communication, ambition to grow & mutual respect.
Provide operating autonomy
To be value focused and contribute where we can. We are not day-to-day operators as we recognize the talents and experience of our management teams.
Provide strategic input
To share our over 100 collective years of operating, financial, and strategic corporate development expertise.
Assist on special projects
To assist in executing the strategic plan, growth initiatives, and special projects.
Generate M&A deal flow
To source and assist with potential acquisitions.
Provide financial resources and structuring expertise
To provide ongoing equity capital support , banking interfacing, and tax efficient structures.
Our Management Partners are our best references. We would be happy to arrange introductions to any of our management partners at our portfolio companies for future references.
"Over the years I have been approached by several companies to purchase OCTS. I felt very strongly that Pender West would be the 'right' partners to work with and implement a successful succession plan for myself, OCTS, our employees and our customers.”
– Jean-Marc Binette, owner and entrepreneur. Pender West acquired OCTS, a trucking & logistics company, in December 2013.