NorthRock Capital Partners is a private equity investment company based in Canada and dedicated to working diligently alongside outstanding management teams to build small and mid-market companies with sustainable competitive advantages and strong growth prospects into market leaders in their respective industry niches.

NorthRock will be a true long-term partner since we are funded by family investment offices with long-term investment horizons and no predetermined exit requirements. As experienced business builders, operators and investors, we understand that building market leadership and company value requires long-term vision, expertise, and commitment. We will intentionally limit the number of companies we invest in so we can commit our time, energy and extensive strategic, operational and financial expertise towards assisting management in realizing long-term potential.

NorthRock's partners have proven track records of generating superior returns on private equity investments by building collaborative, trust-based partnerships with management teams to increase growth, scale, financial performance and, ultimately, valuation. Management will have the opportunity to share in this wealth creation through meaningful equity ownership and performance based incentives.

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NorthRock invests in companies that have several of the following characteristics:

- Proven, high integrity management teams willing to make a significant personal financial commitment
- Demonstrated historical growth and continued strong growth prospects
- Sustainable competitive advantage and strategic positioning which provides some protection from profit-eroding competition
- Diversified customer base without significant concentration
- Ability to generate high returns on invested capital
- Limited technological or product obsolescence risk
- The types of situations where we invest include financing growth, management buyouts, succession, recapitalizations and divestitures of non-core businesses.
- Our focus is to invest in Canadian companies with a concentration of investments in Ontario. Investments will be made across a broad range of industries that have attractive fundamentals, opportunities for consolidation or are undergoing favourable structural change. Investments in real estate, mining and exploration, or industries subject to rapid technological change, high product obsolescence or short product lifecycles will not be pursued.

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Contact Info

448 Glenlake Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M6P 1G8

Key Personnel

Natalie Townsend, Managing Partner
Jim Stewart, Affiliate Partner
John Puddington, Affiliate Partner

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