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About

Get to know us

Imperial Capital has been successfully building better businesses since 1989. Based in Toronto, we are a unique mid-market private equity firm with a focus on partnership opportunities in U.S. and Canadian healthcare, business and consumer service industries. We have developed a highly effective investment strategy that begins with identifying attractive industry niches in which high-quality businesses are built or acquired. With assets under management of approximately US$3.9 billion (CAD$5.s billion), Imperial is currently investing from its US$800 million Fund VIII.

Imperial at a glance

Founded in 1989

Our goal is to grow businesses with our partners by applying a well-crafted strategy, assembling effective teams, instilling best practices and committing significant capital and operating resources to drive organic and acquisitive growth. We have a deep understanding of our industry verticals, significant expertise in fragmented sector consolidation and passion for our work. We believe in the importance of economic alignment with our management partners, which enables us to consistently generate favourable economic outcomes for all stakeholders.

A high proportion of our fund capital comes from our unique investor base of over 800 high-net-worth entrepreneurs, CEOs and professionals with whom we have long-standing relationships and from specific value-added institutional partners. Our sources of capital are as entrepreneurial as the partners with whom we invest.

Focus on healthcare, business and consumer services

Focus on multi-site service consolidation investments

US$800M

Fund VIII launched 2021 

US$3.9B

Assets under management(CAD$5.2B)

US$50-150M

Target investment size
(excluding co-investors)

14

Current platform investments

31

Platform investments since inception

246

Tuck-in acquisitions2021 - 2023

4.4x

Gross multiple of capital1Fund IV, Fund V and Fund VI

US$1.8B

Capital invested2021 - 2023

1. 3.1x net multiple of capital for Fund IV, Fund V and Fund VI

Our values

Four values embody who we are as a firm and what we expect from every member of our team. They also reflect the qualities we bring to the partners and investors with whom we work every day.

Integrity

We hold ourselves to the highest standards and always operate with the utmost integrity. For us, that means fair treatment, open and honest communication, and accountability.

Entrepreneurship

We are entrepreneurs and have built our business through hard work, focus, resourcefulness and perseverance. We are driven by our passion for helping to build great companies.

Alignment

To get the best results, we all have to row in the same direction. That means being aligned with the management teams we work with, the investors we serve, and with each other.

Partnership

Our culture is collaborative and always takes the needs of our partners, investors and employees into consideration. None of us will be successful unless we’re all successful.

Criteria for partnership

We are always interested in pursuing new opportunities - from launching new businesses in attractive sectors to partnering with entrepreneurs and helping them to grow. The following are some criteria that we look for:

Industry criteria

Fragmented, recession-resistant, service-based sectors in growing and established industries

Company criteria

U.S. or Canada based with EBITDA of $0 to $30M

Partner criteria

Proven entrepreneur or executive with significant industry expertise and network