According to Q1 2015 CVCA market data, of the $5.4 billion in Q1 2015 PE transaction volume in Canada 35%, or $1.9 billion, was deployed in Alberta with the most popular target sectors by transaction numbers as follows:

 Automotive & Transport
 Mining & Energy
 Industrial & Manufacturing
 Energy & Power

Of the 12 PE funds deemed to be “Active Investors” in the quarter (3 or more deals), the average deal size was approximately $285M with only 3 PE funds transacting below $50M in average deal size. According to Equicapita co-founder Stephen Johnston “The data from the PE market in Q1 2015 continues to validate Equicapita’s thesis that exit capital is a constraining variable in the SME PE space – sub $20M in enterprise value.”

About Equicapita: Founded in 2013, Equicapita is a Calgary based investment fund; established for the purpose of acquiring private, small and medium sized enterprises (“SMEs”) in western Canada. Equicapita’s mandate is to acquire a diversified portfolio of private businesses with enterprise values ranging from $5 to $20 million, primarily from retiring owners seeking liquidity. Equicapita is a buy and hold fund that partners with existing management teams, over a long investment horizon, in an investment vehicle that streams income to a diverse investor base (www.equicapita.com)

For more information please contact:
Stephen Johnston
Director
Tel: 403 218 6506
E-mail: sjohnston@equicapita.com

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