RBC Capital Partners is a private equity and venture capital arm of Royal Bank of Canada specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. The firm also makes mezzanine, "stretch" senior, and second lien debt investments. The firm seeks to invest in early stage, mid stage, late stage, mature, turnarounds, and middle market companies. It invests private equity in the technology, life sciences, and telecommunications sectors.

The firm concentrates its mezzanine investments in companies engaged in manufacturing, business services, consumer products, healthcare services, and information technology services. It also invests opportunistically in restaurants, retail, and oil and gas sectors.

The firm invests in companies based in Canada and the United States. It typically invests $10 million to $20 million of mezzanine or second lien subordinated debt and a non-control equity investment of up to $3 million. The firm can commit up to $50 million of mezzanine capital in total financing. RBC Capital Partners was founded in 2000 and is based in Toronto, Ontario.

Source: RBC Capital Partners


Preferred companies are North American-based with a history of stable cash flows, experienced management teams and demonstrated competitive advantages. In addition, we are strongly oriented to companies with identifiable growth prospects that can generate significant free cash flow.

Sectors that we will consider include basic and growth manufacturing, business services, consumer products, healthcare and information technology services. We will also consider more challenging sectors; including restaurants, retail, and oil & gas.

The Mezzanine Fund functions as generalists and manages all its products and investments through a small, integrated deal team. Additionally, a clear streamlined credit and investment process allows us to move quickly and close transactions with as few distractions as possible. Finally, our affiliation with Royal Bank of Canada provides our clients and partners access to the global corporate finance and investment banking capabilities of RBC Capital Markets.

Source: RBC Capital Partners

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Contact Info

Royal Bank Plaza
200 Bay Street
South Tower
5th Floor
Toronto, ON M5J 2W7


Key Personnel

Patrick Trainor - Managing Director, Mezzanine
Michael Israel - Director, Mezzanine
Mark D'Silva - Vice President, Mezzanine

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