Entrepreneurs and investors
Before becoming partners and founding Entrepreneur Capital, Guy Bessette and Eric Doyon established successful track records as senior executives and shareholders at private medium-sized companies. They truly know what growth management and risk taking is all about, as well as the realities of the day-to-day highs and lows of an SME. The partners also have extensive experience in setting up and executing complex transactions, whether mergers and acquisitions or buyouts. Over the past few years, Guy and Eric have been working as a team and realized 10 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $250 million.
Investing with entrepreneurs
Entrepreneur Capital primarily works with entrepreneurs or senior executives who are seeking to become shareholders. We are looking for well-managed companies with an operating income (EBITDA) of a minimum of $3 million and a potential for growth whether organic or through acquisitions. We can team up with the entrepreneurs in place, members of the existing management team, or external senior executives from our extensive network of contacts.
Sharing common values
Finding the right partner doesn’t mean simply finding a source of capital; sharing common values among partners is just as important in order to successfully complete a transaction, manage the transition and create a long-term partnership.
We only promise what we can deliver and we deliver what we promise, without compromising our integrity and while respecting all of our partners.
Every company is unique and requires a distinct approach. We take the time to fully understand the needs of our partners and we adapt the structure of our transactions accordingly.
Everyone has a role to play
We are not looking to get involved in day-to-day operations. We bring added value to our partners by providing:
- Strategic leadership in order to create long-term value;
- A regular review of progress made towards achieving our common goals;
- A “sounding board” for the management team.
We also bring our broad transactional expertise to identify, evaluate and negotiate strategic acquisition opportunities.
Entrepreneurs know that success is rarely due to luck, and they do not wait around for luck to simply happen. We think it is extremely important to attract and reward talented individuals who share our conviction that success is the result of hard work and unwavering commitment.