Russell Square Partners is a Toronto-based Private Equity firm that invests in private Canadian companies.

We target profitable businesses with exceptional management teams and compelling growth opportunities. By providing capital for growth and shareholder liquidity, Russell Square helps entrepreneurs and owner-operators build upon and unlock the value they have created in their businesses.

Typical investments include management-led buyouts, owners interested in selling or recapitalizing closely-held businesses, generational transitions, and corporate spin-offs. Our singular focus is to acquire and grow over a 10+ year time-horizon a small group of exceptional, high-quality companies that are leaders in their niche markets. We partner with management teams to build great businesses over the long term.

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For companies that meet our criteria, Russell Square can customize a transaction that meets the needs of all stakeholders. We are interested in buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital investments. We can also help facilitate generational transitions and succession plans. We are collaborative partners, comfortable with both majority and minority positions.


Stable revenue base with recurring characteristics
Diverse customer base
Strong and defensible market position
Favorable growth prospects
Stable or growing market
Barriers to entry
Fragmented competitors with opportunity for add-on acquisitions
Low regulatory and technological risk
Revenue of at least $5 million
EBITDA or operating profit of at least $1 million
Low capital intensity
Thorough understanding of key business drivers
Realistic conception of the company’s strengths and weaknesses
Desire to work collaboratively and operate with openness and integrity
Willingness to maintain/take a material ownership stake in the business

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Contact Info

2 Saint Clair Avenue West
Suite 1004
Toronto, ON M4V 1L5


Key Personnel

Mr. Andrew Burgess - Managing Partner
Mr. Daniel B. Baum - Managing Partner

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