As an opportunistic and diversified private equity manager, we have earned a reputation of being experienced, creative, resourceful, analytical, flexible, and most important of all, trusted investment partners. We know firsthand the value of hard work and innovation. We understand the challenges our partners face in building a successful business because we have been through this experience many times ourselves.
We provide a broad range of intelligence and support, acting as the catalyst that turns our clients’ vision into reality. We pride ourselves on our ability to work closely with our portfolio management partners and we bring the same passion, emotion and energy that they have for their own businesses. We are methodical, organized and leave nothing to chance.
We understand and carefully manage all potential risks. The team at KBC Partners is committed to using our strengths to achieve our partners’ strategic objectives. In every deal we do, we bring our business acumen, balanced judgment, entrepreneurial expertise and our unbridled commitment to success.
We assist our clients by making full use of our pipeline of senior network contacts and our access to unlimited critical enterprise information. Our goal is to always be fundamentally involved with every company we support so that it may benefit from our extensive strategic, financial and operational expertise.
As partners and professionals, we have been able to nurture and foster long term relationships because we are fair, open, transparent, and highly ethical. We make our integrity work for us. We are careful to ensure that everyone’s economic interests, responsibilities, goals and objectives are fully aligned and that communication is always open. We are not just a source of capital; we are recognized by our clients as real partners.
Our greatest resource is our people and the people we work with. We see every investment as teamwork-- where strengths are combined to visualize and reach a common goal. This is how great companies are built.
Source: Knight's Bridge Capital Partners
Established Businesses and Exit Strategy: Generally, investee companies are established businesses that can benefit from KBC Partners' extensive strategic, financial and operational expertise in order to create value. Only opportunities possessing what KBC Partners' management believes to be a potential exit strategy or strategies will be pursued.
The Fund’s primary focus is the deployment of capital within North America for equity or equity-like investment in or acquisition of companies that own recognized consumer brands, intellectual property and trademarks which provide value to their products or services.
The Fund’s typical investment is between $6 million and $10 million, although with the approval of its oversight committee the Fund may, and has on occasion, increased its equity participation beyond the $10 million threshold. Management also believes that, given the current economic conditions, investments in these targeted businesses are opportunistic and provide better than reasonable valuations. This will ultimately provide a greater opportunity for successful exits once market stabilization has occurred.
Opportunistic Investing: The Fund also invests in established businesses and industries that management believes to be undervalued or to have been overlooked by other investors due to size constraints.
Leverage Management Experience: The Fund generally seeks to structure its investments to enable itself to exert significant influence on the ongoing operations of its investee companies and to leverage the management and operational skills of the Knight’s Bridge management team to create value for its limited partners.
The Fund seeks superior management for its portfolio companies and offers incentives through equity participation, in order to align management’s interests with those of the Fund.
Source: Knight's Bridge Capital Partners
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Toronto, M5H 3Y2
Mr. Kenneth J. Finkelstein CA - President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gary Taylor - Managing Director
Ms. Melissa Reiter J.D. - Corporate Counsel