Equicapita is Pleased to Announce Matt Barr has Joined as a Partner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, ATTENTION INVESTMENT EDITORS – March 9, 2021 – Calgary
Equicapita Income Trust is pleased to announce that Matt Barr has joined as a full partner.
“My partner, Mike Cook, and I are excited to welcome Matt to the partnership. Matt joined Equicapita in 2016 and has built what we believe is one of Canada’s preeminent private equity internal operations groups” said partner Stephen Johnston.
“Matt has spearheaded the development of Equicapita’s real time integration, monitoring, and continuous improvement platform – EquiONE. With Matt’s leadership EquiONE has matured into a unique software system and set of operational processes which allow Equicapita’s team to manage, monitor and improve a diverse portfolio of businesses across Canada.” said partner Mike Cook.
Equicapita believes its proprietary systems are a powerful competitive advantage in the Canadian SME buyout space and a significant return driver in the strategy of acquiring SME cash flow inexpensively and through integration and improvement into a much larger portfolio reducing the risk premium and increasing the terminal valuation multiple.
Matt’s transaction involved the acquisition of Greg Tooth’s founder stake in the general partnership. Greg is leaving Equicapita to dedicate more time to other funds in which he is involved.
About Matt Barr: Matt is an expert in corporate transformations and culture development through Six Sigma and lean methodologies and has demonstrated these skills across many organizations and industries over the past 20 years. He has a Masters of Business from Kettering University, a Bachelor of Operations from University of Western Sydney, a purchasing diploma from Fanshawe College.
About Equicapita: Equicapita is a private company buyout fund founded in 2013 with offices in Calgary, Alberta and Burlington, Ontario, Equicapita has ~ $300 million in AUM with a focus on acquiring Canadian businesses with enterprise values ranging from $5 million to $30+ million.
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