Entrepreneurial investment firm launches with backing of prominent industry executives

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 directors.

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 future growth."

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

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Josh LeBrun
Managing Partner, High Park Capital

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