Experience and Expertise
FinanceNorth supports investment in high quality businesses across the United States, Canada and Europe that hold competitive leadership positions in their industry, and we work with their management teams to create long-term sustainable value.
Preferring to invest early in your company’s life cycle, we invest in companies in a wide variety of industries and geographic markets, with particular emphasis on those areas where we feel we can best contribute to the growth of your business and / or equity value.
FinanceNorth’s Restructuring Services provides reorganization, turnaround and implementation advice and services to underperforming and financially distressed businesses, their stakeholders and advisors.
FinanceNorth established its Managed Companies strategy in 2015 to invest in high-quality businesses that may not suit a traditional private equity mandate. The strategy has a core focus on corporate private equity investments with a lower risk profile, primarily in North America and Europe, as well as the opportunity to partner with management teams or founding families looking for a long-term partner.
We understand the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, business executives, and those managing emerging companies as they strive to grow and compete in the global market. Our advisory services deliver professional management experience to companies requiring corporate development and strategy, turnaround, growth management and financial expertise.
FinanceNorth offers a full range of corporate governance solutions. Corporate governance is a cornerstone of sustainable business development and attracts growing attention from regulators and investors. By allowing companies to respond properly to external challenges, effective corporate governance enhances the confidence of the market players and is a key factor for investment decisions.
FinanceNorth is an investment firm that manages multiple asset classes, including private equity, industry and stage-specific limited partnerships, and holdings in banking and financial services.
As investors with a long-term and global vision, we aim to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined approach, employing high-quality people, demonstrating flexibility in financing structures, and aligning our interests with those of our investment partners.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Provided the Board is a functional body and adheres to proper governance principles, the company operates in an industry we have experience with, and suitable due diligence is available for review; our partners and executives are pleased to consider serving. For publicly traded companies, it is expected that D&O insurance is in place or acquired within 90 days of the appointment.
Typically, we do not provide such facilities unless we are already existing investors in the company, in the process of closing a financing transaction, or engaged by a client for the purposes of assisting with a going public or M&A transaction.
We work with companies of all stages, from start-up or pre-commercialization to small and mid-cap public and private companies, in North America, Europe and Asia.
Every client situation and advisory matter is different. FinanceNorth demonstrates flexibility in aiming to accommodate each relevant circumstance.
Our aim is to make our fee structure understandable and transparent from the outset, thereby avoiding difficulties or misunderstanding in the future. In so doing it is important that the clients understand the nature and parameters of the services we envisage and provide in relation to each piece of work.