Abacus Private Equity

About

Abacus Private Equity, for over fifteen years, has focused on maximizing cash proceeds to vendors that are selling their assets or shares. Abacus acts as a principal in its transactions, using its time tested principal approach to delivering additional value for vendors. Abacus places a special emphasis on the taxation elements of its transactions, seeking to provide additional value to vendors through efficient transaction structures. Abacus employs some of the leading Canadian tax practitioners in its acquisition operations and enjoys close, long-term relationships with the top tax advisors in the largest Canadian accounting and legal firms.

Abacus is owned by the Hillcore Group (www.HillcoreGroup.com). Since 2005, the Hillcore Group, directly or indirectly through its investment funds, has closed transactions with an aggregate asset value in excess of $7.2 billion with $710 million in 2015 alone. Entities under the Hillcore Group’ management have an asset value in excess of $4.4 billion, as of December 31, 2015. The Hillcore Group has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal, and, in its various groups and portfolio companies, employs approximately 2,500 people throughout Canada.

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Strategy

Abacus Private Equity focuses on maximizing cash proceeds to Canadian business owners that are selling their assets or shares. Abacus acts as a principal in its transactions, using its time tested principal approach to delivering additional value for vendors. Abacus places a special emphasis on the taxation elements of the acquisitions it executes, seeking to provide additional value to vendors through efficient transaction structures.

In most asset sales, Abacus believes that there is an opportunity to enhance cash proceeds to sellers by optimizing the seller’s tax position. Abacus’ approach is designed to capitalize on this opportunity while minimizing risk and maximizing a seller’s cash proceeds.
Abacus employs some of the leading Canadian tax practitioners in its acquisition operations and enjoys close, long-term relationships with the top tax advisors in the largest Canadian accounting and legal firms.

Transactions where Abacus can add significant value:

- Sale of real estate (single asset or portfolio)
- Sale of assets or business (100% or partial)
- Sale of a block or portfolio of public company shares
- Sale of division from public or private company
- Re-organization
- Intellectual property migration
- Monetization of financial hedge books
- Succession planning
- Abacus as a bid partner with acquirers to optimize transactions

Approach

Creative solutions for long-term success
Abacus’ goal is to implement superior financial solutions that maximize value and minimize risk for vendors. Each transaction is unique and tailored to provide the best possible solution for all stakeholders.


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  • Industry Focus
    Real Estate and Diversified
  • Year Founded
    1995
  • Address
    Brookfield Place -TD-Canada Trust Tower
    161, Bay Street
    Suite 2430
    PO Box 517
    Toronto, ON M5J 2S1
  • Key Personnel
    Russell Negus, Executive Chairman
    Jean-Marc Bougie, Chief Executive Officer
    Michael Doner, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer