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CALGARY, Aug. 6, 2015 /CNW/ - Crown Capital Partners Inc. ("Crown" or the "Corporation") (TSX: CRN) today announced the appointment of C. Robert Gillis, CPA, CA to its board of directors.
Mr. Gillis is Chief Operating Officer with Thornridge Holdings Limited, a private holding company with interests in High Liner Foods Inc., Envirosystems Inc., Annapolis Group Inc., and Glen Arbour Golf Course. Rob also serves as Chairman and CEO of Hawthorne Capital Inc. and as a Director of several subsidiary companies within the Group. Hawthorne is a mid-market merchant bank focused on acquiring and growing established enterprises, primarily in Atlantic Canada. Mr. Gillis also has professional practice experience in assurance and business advisory services including business valuations, forensic accounting and litigation support.
"We are delighted to have Rob as a new director and are confident his background and experience will greatly contribute to Crown as it implements its business plan as a newly-listed public company" said George Fowlie, Crown's chairman.
Crown is a specialty finance company focused primarily on providing capital to successful Canadian companies and to select U.S. companies that are unwilling or unable to obtain suitable financing from traditional capital providers such as banks and private equity funds. Crown also manages capital pools, including some in which Crown has a direct ownership interest. Crown originates, structures and provides tailored special situation and long-term financing solutions to a diversified group of private and public mid-market companies in the form of loans, royalties, and other structures with minimal or no ownership dilution. Such financing solutions allow business owners to retain the vast majority of the economic rewards associated with the ownership of their respective businesses.
Additional information relating to the Corporation is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
SOURCE Crown Capital Partners Inc.
For further information: Christopher Johnson, President & CEO, [email protected], (416) 640-6715