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About Us

Founded in 1989, Imperial Capital is a Toronto-based private equity fund manager that focuses on buy-out opportunities in the Canadian and American mid-market (enterprise values between $50 and $300 million). Together with our CEO Partners, we create platforms for long-term growth through the acquisition and stewardship of select corporations in targeted industries. Imperial Capital has earned a reputation for: (i) identifying recession-resistant industries; (ii) undertaking extensive due diligence, (iii) strategic value creation; and (iv) creative liquidity events. These companies serve as the “platforms” for growth, both organic and via follow-on acquisitions, to achieve leading positions within their respective industries.



Stephen D. Lister
Co-founder

Jeffrey Rosenthal
Co-founder


Our fund has a unique investor base comprised of high net worth Canadian and international individual investors that invest alongside institutional Investors. Investment decisions are made by Imperial Capital with the input of our Investment Advisory Committee composed of leading entrepreneurs, financiers, and professionals.

Our strategy is based on identifying businesses in lower risk industries that have strong, consistent cash flow and good growth opportunities. By combining our Investment Team’s expertise, the experiences and relationships of our CEO Partners and the abilities of our portfolio company management teams, Imperial Capital has been able to deliver significant equity value to our stakeholders.

Each investment is structured and managed to maximize long-term value creation. All investments are prudently leveraged to enhance returns. Investments with higher volatility are capitalized with greater equity to ensure adequate funding for accelerating growth.