Lighthouse Equity Partners is a private equity investor focused on growth-oriented small and mid-sized businesses located in Western Canada and the Western United States. Led by career private capital investors, Joe Lucke and Steve Hnatiuk, Lighthouse counts many of Western Canada's most successful entrepreneurs and executives as its limited partners.

Lighthouse's principals have invested over $500 million across more than 50 private companies in eight private capital funds over the past 20 years. Lighthouse was formed with the sole intention of focusing our experience, capital, and network of resources on smaller, entrepreneurial Western-based companies with strong growth potential.

We help to facilitate business ownership transitions. We listen to the needs of business owners. We build close partnerships and strong alignment of interests with our portfolio company management teams.

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The investment experience of the Lighthouse team spans four decades of institutional private capital investment in Canada and the US. Our team’s expertise extends across traditional and innovation-driven industries and spans the private capital spectrum from venture capital, to private equity, to mezzanine investment.

Lighthouse was formed to focus our experience, capital, and network of resources on British Columbia based entrepreneurial businesses with exceptional growth potential.
Our direct private equity investments are funded with long-term capital commitments from the firm’s Managing Partners and a network of Investment Limited Partners who are among the most successful, self-made business people in Western Canada.

Our venture capital interests are focused on fund and growth stage co-investment opportunities.

Lighthouse brings capital, strategic insight acquired across numerous businesses, industries, and funds, and an extensive network of resources and relationships to every business we invest in. And every management team we partner with.

We are actively investing in BC businesses that are leading innovations across industries and across borders.

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Contact Info

Suite 750, 1333 West Broadway,
Vancouver, BC V6H 4C1


Key Personnel

Steven Hnatiuk, Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Joe Lucke, Managing Partner

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