Signal Hill Equity Partners


Signal Hill Equity Partners is a private equity firm specializing in buyouts, acquisitions, management transition issues, financial and operating restructuring, and growth opportunities in middle market companies. The firm prefers to invest in manufacturing, financial services, specialty distribution, consumer products, and business services sectors. It typically invests in companies based in Canada with a focus on Western Canada. The firm seeks to invest between $5 million ($4.83 million) and $20 million ($19.31 million) in companies having enterprise values between $20 million ($19.31 million) and $50 million ($48.29 million). It may also seek co-investment opportunities for larger transactions. The firm seeks to make control equity investments in its portfolio companies. Signal Hill Equity Partners was founded in 2007 and is based in Toronto, Canada with an additional office in Calgary, Canada.

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At Signal Hill we partner with entrepreneurs who share our goal of building lasting businesses of scale that generate both personal and financial returns. Signal Hill seeks to make control equity investments in established and differentiated businesses.

• Dominate a niche and have a strong and sustainable competitive position within their industry; 
• Have the potential to significantly improve their financial performance, grow their market share or lead industry consolidation;
• Have strong management teams who want to participate as shareholders of the companies they operate. We are able to bridge management transition through our Signal Hill Operational Improvement Team;
• Strong return-on-capital characteristics with a track record of positive cash flow; and
• Headquartered in Canada or have significant Canadian operations.

• Transactions that generally have an enterprise value of between $15 million and $75 million;
• Require between $10 million and $30 million of equity investment; and
• We target add-on transactions of any size for our current portfolio companies.

We are focused on opportunities that require both capital and senior operating expertise to assist with:
• Succession planning, management buy-outs or other management transition issues;
• Financial and operating restructurings;
• Acquisitions or growth opportunities; and
• Corporate carve-outs.

Signal Hill targets traditional businesses in its five key verticals: business & consumer services, specialty manufacturing, building products, food and consumer products and resource services.

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  • Address
    2 Carlton Street
    Suite 1700
    Toronto, ON M5B 1J3
  • Key Personnel
    Patrick W.A. Handreke, Chairman
    James C. Johnson, Managing Partner
    Hai Tran-Viet, Partner