Birch Hill is a Canadian mid-market private equity firm with a long history of driving growth in our portfolio companies and delivering returns to our investors. Based in Toronto, we currently have over $5 billion in capital under management. Since 1994, we have made over 70 investments, with 54 fully-realized. Today, our 17 partner companies collectively represent one of Canada’s largest corporate entities with over $8 billion in total revenue and more than 32,000 employees.

Long Track Record of Success
Since our first fund launched in 1994, Birch Hill has been committed to driving growth in our investments and portfolio companies. Our track record of growth and returns is evidence that our long-term focus works, with 54 fully-realized investments since the Firm’s inception.

Driving Growth, in Canada and Globally
We partner with growth-oriented companies in Canada and the United States to build leading global businesses across a diverse set of industries. We are focused on the mid-market, working with companies valued between $30 million and $600 million.

Delivering Strong, Consistent Returns
Since 1994, Birch Hill has achieved a 17% cumulative average rate of EBITDA growth on actively employed capital.

Earning the Trust of Our Investors
At the beginning of 2020, Birch Hill closed its sixth private equity fund, Birch Hill Equity Partners VI, LP. This fund was capped at $1.75 billion, exceeding its original target of $1.3 billion following strong interest from both existing and new investors.

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Birch Hill invests in companies that have the opportunity to improve their financial performance and enhance their strategic position. We work with senior management as an active partner to create real, long-term value. We have a strong value discipline when acquiring new investments and capitalize companies conservatively to allow them to take the right risks on the path to growth.

Our investment strategy begins long before we take a position in a partner company and extends for the full life of our relationship, by:

Recognizing Value

• Focus on industries with solid fundamentals and dominant companies with growth potential
• Apply deep diligence plan
• Continuously challenge the case to invest

Structuring Value

• Balance risk and efficiency in the tax and financing structure
Building Value
• Work with management on the strategic agenda
• Drive growth and profitability
• Undertake regular progress review and risk assessment

Realizing Value

• Maintain a disciplined, patient approach to identifying opportunities

Source: Birch Hill Equity Partners

Industry Focus


Year Founded


Contact Info

4510-81 Bay Street
PO Box 45
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 0E7


Key Personnel

Pierre J. Schuurmans, Partner and COO
Peter Zissis, CFO
John Loh, Partner - Capital Markets
Stephen J. Dent, Partner
Andrew J. Fortier, Partner

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