Friday, January 23, 2009

The Private-Equity Opportunity

My Financial Post column this week looks at the surprising interest American private-equity investors are suddenly showing in small and mid-sized Canadian companies.

It's a window of opportunity for entrepreneurs looking for growth capital and strategic direction, management buyouts, or succession. But it's not for everybody, and the window may not stay open long.

You can read the full story here.

1 comment:

J. B. Loewen said...

It is true that Americans with cash are wanting Canadian companies and they are even opening offices here - right now!
The challenge is for owenrs to understand this type of money and to negotiate themeselves a good deal.
Fund managers have been doing this every day while the owner does it once or twice in their life time.