Montrusco Bolton Investments (“MBI”) has joined forces with Ardenton Capital Corporation, a private business investment company that differentiates itself from traditional private equity firms by focusing on long-term investments (25+ years) and providing passionate management teams and business owners with permanent capital.
When bidding on investment opportunities, instead of competing on price like most private equity firms do, Ardenton offers permanent capital, with no pre-determined exit provision, which aligns interests with the vendors and Ardenton’s business partners. In addition, Ardenton uses its comprehensive proprietary framework, the Ardenton Operating System (“AOS”), to support business improvements and the strategic growth of portfolio companies.
Ardenton generally considers three types of investments, namely management buyouts, growth capital and owner succession. Its business portfolio is divided into the following platforms: building products, infrastructure, business solutions, technology and communications, consumer products, health and food. A dedicated investment staff originates and completes transactions sourced from sell side advisors. In addition, Ardenton’s Investment Committee oversees a rigorous due diligence process for each opportunity considered.
MBI/Ardenton Private Equity Income Fund, L.P.Closed-end fund structured as a limited partnership aiming to invest its assets in preferred notes of Ardenton Capital Corporation (Ardenton), which will then invest the proceeds in the equity of private businesses according to its investment strategy. Income earned by the Fund will be in the form of interest payments made by Ardenton on these preferred notes.
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MBI/Ardenton Private Equity Income & Growth Fund, L.P.Closed-end fund structured as a limited partnership aiming to invest its assets in units of Ardenton, each consisting of one unsecured subordinated note with an annual interest of 8.25% and one warrant that will provide capital appreciation based on Ardenton’s growth. Ardenton will then invest the proceeds in the equity of private businesses according to its investment strategy.
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Ardenton Capital Corporation
Ardenton Capital Corporation (Ardenton) is a Vancouver-based private business investment company founded in 2010. It focuses on meaningful partnerships with small to mid-tier businesses with solid long-term growth potential. Ardenton works strategically to nurture management teams and expand into new markets, helping small companies grow into lasting multinational organizations. With 9 offices across Canada, the US and the United Kingdom, Ardenton’s diverse geographical presence offers global perspective, resources and insight.
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