Vancity Capital

About

Vancity Capital Corporation is a private equity and venture capital arm of Vancouver City Savings Credit Union specializing in industry consolidation, buyouts, growth capital, emerging growth, and mezzanine investments. It provides debt and equity investment and does not invest in natural resource extractors, real estate organizations, or start-up companies.

The firm seeks to invest in many sectors with a focus on manufacturing, services, technology, entertainment, green economy, communications, and niche-markets

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Strategy

The firm seeks to finance mature and middle market companies for expansions, strategic acquisitions, marketing, and management and partner buyouts. It typically provides financing in the form of stretch debt, subordinated debt, debentures, equity investments, and mezzanine financing. It also considers short-term bridge financing.

The firm invests in small and medium-sized companies and social enterprises in British Columbia, Canada. It typically invests between $.25 million and $5 million in companies that have been operating since at least two years. The firm finances deals of up to $5 million and syndicates larger deals up to $10 million. The firm invests in portfolio companies for a period of three to seven years.

In case of social enterprises, it provides subordinated debt and stretch debt ranging from $50,000 to $10 million for a period between three and five years. The firm does not require a seat on the board or management representation in its portfolio companies. It also does syndicating with other financial institutions.

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  • Industry Focus
    Diversified
  • Year Founded
    1998
  • Address
    815 West Hastings Street
    Suite 530
    Vancouver, BC V6C 1B4
    Canada
  • Key Personnel
    Tamara Vrooman - President and Chief Executive Officer
    Lisa Coltart - Chief Financial Officer
    Linda Morris - SVP, Business Development, Member and Community Engagement
    Ellen Pekeles - SVP, Operations