Canadian Middle Market

MSEP targets businesses in the lower middle market in Canada, defined as businesses with EBITDA under $10 million. We believe that this is a large, underserved market with limited competition. Our strategy of targeting investments in specific industries allows us to understand key value drivers and risks, while developing strong relationships with owner-operators and management teams.

Most private equity investors active in Canada target larger companies with professional management in place and ignore the lower middle market. MSEP views this as an opportunity given our success at transforming owner-operated businesses into professionally run businesses.

  • Industry Focused

    We invest in industries that we believe are well positioned for strong growth and have limited professional investors. Following extensive research, our current area of focus is in infrastructure services.

    Value Added Investing

    We are not day-to-day operators but we are active and involved with our investment portfolio companies, bringing strategic and financial value to complement existing management teams.

    Succession Focused

    We help owner-operators form and execute succession plans. Each plan is customized depending on the needs and wants of owner-operators.