A Compelling Exit Opportunity
Owners of closely-held or family-owned firms in Canada continue to have limited liquidity opportunities as their businesses typically fall below the investment parameters of most buyout firms and are often too large for private buyers. As investors who are acutely focused on the Canadian lower-middle market however, RedLeaf is able to provide small business owners with the capital and the dedicated succession plan that they require to pursue other business or personal opportunities.
A Long Term Operational Focus
In contrast to most financial buyers who typically don’t take day-to-day management roles in the businesses that they acquire, RedLeaf has a distinct operational focus that will allow the existing owner to transition out of his or her current role through a mutually agreed upon succession plan. Because RedLeaf seeks to make only a single investment with a view towards operating the business into the long-term, retiring owners can be sure that our focus will not be diluted by other investments, and that we will not subject to the demands for short-term returns required by many institutional investors.
RedLeaf is open to considering a number of succession scenarios, including existing owners seeking a full exit, or those who simply wish to achieve partial liquidity while reducing their day-to-day management responsibilities within the company.
Small Business and Entrepreneurship is in our DNA
We understand how hard you worked to build your business into what it is today. We understand that it will be a lasting part of your legacy long after you transition away from active management. RedLeaf’s primary objective is to continue the tireless work associated with building and growing a healthy and vibrant company.
Management and Governance Capabilities
RedLeaf boasts a team that has decades of experience operating, investing in, and adding significant value to small and medium-sized enterprises across North America. We are funded by patient capital that is focused on long-term sustainable growth that will benefit all stakeholder groups.