lists: Biggest investment fund-management firms in B.C. in 2013

Biggest investment fund-management firms in B.C. in 2013

RANKED BY | Total assets under administration

Rank '13Company name
Type of businessSectorsTop local executive(s)Year foundedStaff '13Assets '13
2940 Jutland Rd, Victoria V8T 5K6
P: 250-356-0263 F: 250-387-7874
Provides fund management services to clients within B.C.'s public sector. Clients include public sector pension plans, the Province of British Columbia, publicly administered trust funds, and public bodiesbcIMC invests in infrastructure, mortgages, fixed income, public equities, private equity and real estateDoug Pearce, CEO and chief investment officer1999175$92.1 billion
2Nicola Wealth Management
1508 Broadway W Suite 500, Vancouver V6J 1W8
P: 604-739-6450 F: 604-739-6451
Comprehensive financial planning and investment advice with a full range of investment products (including alternative strategy funds), discretionary portfolio management and specialized tax planning, estate planning, risk management, debt reorganization and charitable givingAlternative strategies, technology, mortgages, REITs, direct ownership real estate, bonds, equities, private equityDavid Sung, president, John Nicola, chair and CEO1994NP$2 billion
3League Assets Corp
710 Redbrick St Suite 200, Victoria V8T 5J3
P: 250-592-3395 F: 250-592-9393
League finds, acquires, improves and operates these investment properties on behalf of more than 7,000 Member-Partner investorsInvestments in real estate assets and financing, renewable energy projectsAdam Gant, Emanuel Arruda, founding partners2005NP$1.8 billion
4ACM Advisors Ltd
1140 Homer St Suite 210, Vancouver V6B 2X6
P: 604-682-4865 F: 604-682-3265
Specializes in the origination and underwriting of Canadian commercial mortgages and debt instruments for the Canadian real estate marketplaceCanadian commercial real estateGordon Allan, founder and director, Allan Collings, founder and director, Chad Mallow, president199316$1.4 billion
5Fulcrum Capital Partners2
885 Georgia St W Suite 1020, Vancouver V6C 3E8
P: 604-631-8088 F: 604-408-8892
Offers specialized services for commercial clients including equity capital, mezzanine debt and bridge debt to the mid-marketAllDavid Mullen, managing partner and chair, Neil Johansen, managing partner1993NP$750 million3
6Tricor Pacific Capital Inc
200 Burrard St Suite 1560, Vancouver V6C 3L6
P: 604-688-7669 F: 604-688-7649
Leading private equity firm that invests in profitable, well-managed, middle-market companies in Canada and the United StatesManufacturing, service, distribution, consumer productsTrevor Johnstone, Roderick Senft, David Rowntree, managing directors1996NP$555 million4
7CAI Capital Management
595 Burrard St Suite 2833, Bentall 3, Vancouver V6C 2W2
P: 604-637-3411 F: 604-694-2524
CAI is a mid-market buyout fund. We invest $15-$40+ million in equity in growth-oriented firms with EBITDA over $8 millionAll except real estate, venture and miningTracey McVicar, managing partner19897$500 million
8GrowthWorks Capital Ltd
1055 Georgia St W Suite 2600, Vancouver V6E 3R5
P: 604-633-1481 F: 604-688-9039
Retail venture capital investment funds, sales and managementHigh-tech, clean-tech, energy, environmental, life sciencesDavid Levi, president and CEO1992NP$368 million
9Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital
1367 Broadway W Suite 400, Vancouver V6H 4A7
P: 604-659-5499 F: 604-659-5479
Venture capital firm providing early stage financing, hands-on assistance and strategic connections to new energy companiesClean energyWal van Lierop, president and CEO, Mike Sherman, managing director, Richard MacKellar, managing director, Mike Walkinshaw, managing director and CFO2001NP$300 million
10Ventures West Capital Ltd
999 Hastings St W Suite 400, Vancouver V6C 2W2
P: 604-688-9495 F: 604-687-2145
Venture capital investing, management depth, extensive contacts in North American technology, financial, and venture capital industries, and the ability to form investor syndicatesBiotech, clean-tech, communicationsTed Anderson, managing general partner, David Berkowitz, senior vice-president, Kenneth Galbraith, senior vice-president, Sam Znaimer, senior vice-president1968NP$241 million5
11Banyan Capital Partners
1111 Georgia St W Suite 2150, Vancouver V6E 4M3
P: 604-643-5824 F: 604-643-2010
Equity investments in and acquisitions of private and public companies across most industries. We provide full or partial liquidity to existing owners or we partner with owners wishing to grow their companies with the view of realizing on a future liquidity eventAll sectors across Canada excluding real estate, biotech and mineral exploration and productionDavid Eisler, Mike Martin, Jeff Wigle, managing directors1999NP$240 million
12PenderFund Capital Management Ltd
1066 Hastings St W Suite 1640, Vancouver V6E 3X1
P: 604-688-1511 F: 604-563-3199
Focus on technology sectorNPKelly Edmison, president, David Barr, chief Investment officer, Kelvin Kwong, CFO200310$200 million
13Second City Capital
1075 Georgia St W Suite 2600, Vancouver V6E 3C9
P: 604-687-3707 F: 604-661-4873
Focuses on real estate investment throughout Canada and the United States and on select investment opportunities in private and public companiesReal estate and select public and private company investmentsSam Belzberg, president and CEO200412$175 million
14Yaletown Venture Partners
1122 Mainland St Suite 510, Vancouver V6B 5L1
P: 604-688-7807 F: 604-688-7031
Venture capital investment fund focused on early-stage private information technology and clean-tech companies in BC, AB, WA and ORInformation technology, clean-energy technologyMike Satterfield, Salil Munjal, Hans Knapp, partners2001NP$160 million
15Yellow Point Equity Partners
1285 Pender St W Suite 1000, Vancouver V6E 4B1
P: 604-659-1898 F: NP
Private equity investment firm specializing in management buyouts and growth investments for middle market companies primarily based in Western CanadaWide range of industries including basic manufacturing, technology, communications, energy, financial, health care and servicesBrian Begert, David Chapman20046$150 million
16Vanedge Capital
1333 Broadway W Suite 750, Vancouver V6H 4C1
P: 604-569-3883 F: 604-569-3813
New venture capital fund focused on investments in interactive entertainment and digital media businessesDigital mediaPaul Lee, managing partner, Glenn Entis, partner, Divesh Sisodraker, partner and CFO2009NP$136 million4
17Telus Ventures
3777 Kingsway Suite 1200, Burnaby V5H 3Z7
P: 604-432-2150 F: 604-438-0325
Venture capital arm of Telus Corp.High-potential, privately-held companies that offer unique technologies and innovative products that will accelerate growth initiatives within TELUSMatthew George, vice-president2001NP$100 million
18Pangaea Ventures Ltd
1500 Georgia St W Suite 1555, Vancouver V6G 2Z6
P: 604-800-0411 F: NP
Venture capital firm focused on the clean-tech sectorEarly-stage clean-tech and advanced materialsChris Erickson, general partner, Purnesh Seegopaul, general partner, Andrew Haughian, partner, Keith Gillard, general partner20005$87 million
19Beedie Capital Partners
1111 Georgia St W Suite 1580, Vancouver V6E 4M3
P: 604-637-3321 F: 604-687-5346
We make direct equity and debt investments into companies with time horizons tailored to each opportunityInvest broadly across all sectors (except primary resource) with significant experience in technology, services and industrial / manufacturing sectorsRyan Beedie, president, Randy Garg, managing partner20103$50 million
19Recap Ventures
400 Burrard St Suite 1030, Vancouver V6C 3A6
P: 604-683-8999 F: NP
Target companies with enterprise values of up to $200 million and will invest from $3 million to $30 million in one transactionHealth-care services, manufacturing, distribution, construction, business services and real estateRichard Osborn, managing partner2008NP$50 million
21Renewal2 Investment Fund
163 Hastings St W Suite 500, Vancouver V6B 1H5
P: 604-844-7474 F: 604-844-7441
Social venture capitalOrganic/natural food, green consumer products and green buildingJoel Solomon, chairman, Paul Richardson, president2008NP$35 million

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