Success Stories

Many iconic Canadian brands have been built with the help of private equity; these include Roots, Canada Goose, Lululemon, Goodlife Fitness, Sleep Country, Sunquest, Mark’s Work Wearhouse (now known as Mark’s), and Cirque du Soleil to name but a few.

But while these big names capture attention, 90% of Canadian businesses are small to medium-sized and many will rely on private capital as a significant source for their growth.

These success stories showcase the growth trajectory and economic impact of Canadian companies that have made use of private capital.

Private Equity: The Engine That Fuels Canada’s Growth

I joined the CVCA a year ago with limited knowledge of private capital. I had been exposed to venture investing, to some degree,…

Private Equity Partnership: The Success of Bestar Inc.

Photo from bestar​.ca. It was nearly two years after selling his door manufacturing business to Masonite International Corp. that…

Cieslok Media: A Serial Entrepreneur’s Journey with Private Equity

Photo Credit: Bell Media (Former Cieslok-owned Media Billboards, Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada) A PE Partnership that took…