Committed to People

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself."
- Henry Ford

We believe the clearest indicator of a business’s potential for success is the quality of its team. We focus on investing in businesses with exceptional teams and place an operational focus on supporting, developing, and expanding the talent pool to drive value.

Long Term Investors

“It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”
- Warren Buffett


Our capital is committed to investments for the long term. With the right focus and determination, value can be created for longer periods of time than the holding periods of traditional private equity investors.

Bench Strength

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
- JFK


We're backed by a world class group of advisors and investors. We firmly believe that iron sharpens iron, and strive to surround ourselves with mentors who are experts in their field and passionate about using their experience to make a big impact.

Our Team

Elling Dahlen
Partner

Elling worked in Investment Banking at J.P Morgan where he spent a majority of his time working on M&A processes both on the buy-side and sell-side for clients. Elling most recently was an Investment Analyst covering North American industrial companies at Balyasny Asset Management, a $7bn hedge fund based out of New York, where he spent considerable time meeting and working with management teams as part of his investment process.

Garrett Clyne
Partner

Garrett worked in both Investment Banking at TD and Private Equity at both DW Healthcare Partners and Overbay Capital Partners. In his experience with TD, Garrett worked on a range of mandates including buy-side and sell-side M&A as well as private market and public market capital raises including several IPOs. With DW Healthcare Partners, Garrett's role was in deal execution and post-closing support of mid-market companies across North America.

Kjel Erickson
Partner

Kjel has spent several years as an independent growth and strategy consultant for small businesses, primarily in Western Canada. Kjel worked closely with management teams to identify key operational improvements and efficiencies, as well as new technology solutions. Kjel has worked with and helped grow more than 35 companies across multiple sectors, including tourism, insurance, accounting firms, law offices, oilfield services, government and nonprofits.

For over 30 years, Colourific Coatings Ltd has been offering quality custom powder coating services and is recognized as one of the most technologically advanced powder coating facilities in North America.

The environmentally friendly and computerized 50,000-square-foot production facility houses some of the most diverse types of application equipment to coat small and large parts. Production lines include two electrostatic conveyor lines handling pieces 3’x6’x30′ long, and a batch oven capable of handling much larger or heavier parts that weigh up to 5,000 lbs.