Duo launch Canada-wide search to acquire a services business
TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, entrepreneurs Adrian Bartha and
Josh LeBrun announced the launch of High Park Capital Partners (High
Park Capital), an entrepreneurial private investment firm. Bartha and
LeBrun, who bring international experience in management consulting,
investment banking and private equity, aim to invest in a Canadian
services company with $1 - $5 million of cash flow.
"We're excited to build on our previous experience making long-term
investments in Canadian companies," said LeBrun. "By focusing 100 per
cent of our efforts on the growth and sustainability of the company we
will invest in, we can provide a solution to an owner who is looking to
transition the company to partners interested in its continued growth."
High Park Capital is backed by a highly impressive roster of 20
investors, including successful entrepreneurs, CEOs/operators and
private company investors. The investor group has experience in a
variety of industries and post-acquisition will form a strong board of
Paul Rogers, Managing Director of RHV Capital, LLC and former President
of CIBC World Markets Corp., remarked, "I invested in High Park Capital
not only because Adrian and Josh are smart and ambitious, but more
importantly, they are passionate about helping a small company grow for
a long period of time. Their drive, coupled with a strong group of
like-minded investors is a great combination for a business owner."
Bartha commented, "Unlike traditional private equity firms, we are open
to acquiring a company where management may be looking to step back
from their role, for retirement reasons or personal considerations, or
a situation where the owner wants to remain in a specialized role
within the company. Josh and I are eager to work with senior management
to navigate a successful transition."
Steven Wheelwright, Former Senior Associate Dean of Harvard Business
School and investor in High Park Capital, stated, "Many business owners
have come close to retirement and not mapped out an appropriate
succession plan. With Josh and Adrian, the owner can feel comfortable
there will be a strong focus on corporate sustainability while managing
About the Company
High Park Capital Partners is a Toronto-based entrepreneurial investment
firm with the sole objective of acquiring, managing and growing a
Canadian services company with approximately $1 to $5 million of cash
flow. High Park Capital is targeting a company where the owner is
looking to retire or to partner with a long-term capital provider for
the next stage of growth.
High Park Capital's team has experience making long-term investments in
private Canadian companies and is augmented by an investor group which
includes successful entrepreneurs, industry executives and private
company investors. The investor group brings significant experience,
resources, and networks and has the objective of forming a high-quality
board of directors for the appropriate company.
SOURCE High Park Capital Partners
For further information:
Managing Partner, High Park Capital