Founded in 1979, Penfund is Canada’s oldest independent private equity firm. Since our founding, we have invested more than $2.4 billion in over 200 mid-market companies across North America. Our current focus is investing Penfund Capital Fund V.

We operate as a specialty lender and an equity investor and seek to invest in companies that satisfy the following criteria:

  • Clearly defined, focused business strategies
  • Competent, in-place management teams
  • Entrenched market positions
  • Operating in stable markets
  • Generating superior returns on capital and high and stable free cash flow

Investee companies will typically generate annual EBITDA of at least $10 million and annual revenue of at least $40 million.

We do not invest in operational turnarounds, real estate, natural resources, high technology or start-ups.

We invest in a wide range of industries but have a particular focus on the following sectors:


  • Pet products and services
  • Auto aftermarket
  • Craft beer
  • Food processing

Business Services

  • Waste management
  • Industrial distribution

Health Care

  • Outpatient providers
  • Distributors
  • Home care providers

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