Calgary, Canada, October 21, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Equicapita Income Trust (“Equicapita”) is pleased to announce closings for more than $10 million of accredited only capital. Combined with existing balance sheet capital this provides Equicapita with the ability to execute on its short-term plan of making up to 2 additional business acquisitions from its pipeline of opportunities.
Stephen Johnston, Director, stated, “Institutional and accredited investor interest has been extremely high as Equicapita is offering access to the small medium enterprise space, an asset class with strong cash generating capabilities and traditionally off the radar of large PE firms seeking rapid growth and the ability to deploy high leverage levels in acquisitions.”
Greg Tooth, Director, added, “Our model is to acquire private businesses with long operating histories of stable cash generation. We want to preserve the legacy of the departing owner and are not seeking to make radical business changes. We view ourselves as simply custodians of the cash flow for our investors with a mandate to change as little as possible in what have proven to be reliable robust businesses.”
Commenting on the demographic component to Equicapita’s approach, Director Mike Cook outlined, “that at the margin there is a large retiring cohort of baby-boomer entrepreneurs, many at the helm of excellent medium sized private businesses with few obvious paths to achieve liquidity. Vehicles like Equicapita give investors exposure to this high quality cash flow while at the same time using a custodial approach that seeks to preserve the business legacy of founders and provides them with a way to fairly monetize what is often a lifetime of work.”
Equicapita is a private equity buyout fund based in Calgary, Alberta. The fund is focused on acquiring private, western Canadian businesses with enterprise values ranging from $5 million to $20 million. The fund is an RRSP eligible investment vehicle that streams the cash flow from private operating companies to its investors on a priority basis.
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