Investment Criteria

We recognize that growing mid-size companies requires far more than money.

Arbutus Equity Partners brings capital, a network of resources, and insights acquired across numerous industries to every business we invest in.

We recognize that growing mid-sized companies requires far more than money. We leverage our operating skills, diverse industry experiences, ability to increase efficiency by improving processes, passion to build great teams, and extensive network to build significant, sustainable, well operated businesses. In addition, we help build businesses that are positioned to successfully compete in today’s challenging business environment.

When needed, we act as an effective sounding board for management without interfering in the day-to-day business operations. We aim to create scalable business processes that empower management teams to sustainably grow the business.

Our Team

Our Team is as committed and passionate as the talented founders that we support. We bring complementary skills to exceptional teams plus the weight of our industrial network. We also build trusting, respectful relationships that support the success of the businesses and people we get behind.

Building Meaningful Relationships

The reputation and genuine relationships we’ve developed are among our greatest assets. We have great references from companies that we have worked with in the past and within our current portfolio businesses.

Our Philosophy

Being a long-term investor differentiates us – it’s attractive to founders who care about their businesses. Our long-term approach to ownership means we are in it for the long-haul. As committed, permanent investors, we are not looking to divest a company for a quick profit.


Investment Focus

We are actively seeking to invest in profitable Western Canadian businesses with a proven business model, solid fundamentals, and strong growth prospects. We look for:

  • Management teams that have a strong vision for their business and see opportunities to drive to the next level of growth with the right investment partner.
  • Businesses that enjoy a distinct competitive advantage or have an established position in an industry that exhibit barriers to entry.

We are looking to either outright acquire a company that meets our investment criteria, or partner with an existing owner looking to take some capital and risk off the table.