WHO IS THE SHOTGUN FUND?

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The Shotgun Fund is a private equity fund that invests in small and medium sized owner-managed businesses 

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We start by stepping into the shoes of departing partners, shareholders or other stakeholders.

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We have been the leading investment firm in solving shareholder disputes in Canada for over 20 years.

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HOW WE ADD VALUE AS YOUR NEW EQUITY PARTNER

As part of our private investment partnership, we:
  • Define strategic priorities to build on strengths and accelerate business growth.
  • Develop an operational blueprint and actively measure results.
  • Help develop the depth of your team.

WHEN WE BECOME YOUR PARTNER

Upon becoming your new equity partner, we:
  • purchase 1/3 to 2/3 of the company shares.
  • help you grow the business to sell it in the future.
  • agree on the Go-Forward Strategy.

getting started

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You call us
We don't waste your time - we qualify the situation on the phone.
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WE MEET
We have a meeting, hear your story and determine if it’s a good fit.
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THE NEXT 1-7 DAYS
If it’s a good fit, we start reviewing due diligence documents.
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PURCHASE AGREEMENT
If the information is compelling, we go to a purchase agreement while concurrently performing further, intensive due diligence.
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TRANSACTION CLOSING
As soon as the document review is completed, we work towards closing the transaction. This can happen in under 30 days from the first call. 

WHAT OUR PARTNERS HAVE TO SAY

I started Carego (formerly Steelcare) with a three way partnership. Our planning was often frustrated by our different views of the future. As this partnership was dissolving, I was introduced to Richard Richard at The Shotgun...
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Demetrius Tsafaridis, 
Founder and Former  CEO

I was introduced to The Shotgun Fund 18 years ago while having a “shotgun clause” triggered against me and my family by former partners / shareholders. Richard and his team at The Shotgun Fund responded quickly to ...
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Louis Bibeau,
President and CEO, and Founder

I first met Richard and Jim in 1999 when I needed assistance on how to work my way through a partnership dispute. The Shotgun Fund moved quickly and decisively, and we had a successful relationship from 2000 to 2017...
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Michael Desnoyers,
Founder  and Former  CEO

INVESTMENT STORIES

Read about some of The Shotgun Fund's past investment cases that were triggered from a shotgun clause. These stories highlight the agility, speed and ability of The Shotgun Fund®. We help business owners who are facing buy-sell agreements, either pulled by them, or triggered against them, with private equity funding.