Birch Hill Equity Partners

Birch Hill is a private equity partnership with a point-of-view on how this business should work. We’ve become Canada’s mid-market leader in creating long-term value because we understand that capital is only one part of what it takes to succeed. The real key to unlocking value is smart, sustained business-building based on shared interests and guided by growth. Our partner companies are established and potential leaders in their industries – organizations looking for an investment ally to help them realize their full potential. Add the skills of our team, our network and our investor’s capital and you have the Birch Hill recipe for transforming good businesses into great businesses. This model allows us to realize value where others can’t. Our 20-year history of growth and returns is proof that it’s working.
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Nicholas Bigelow

VP

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Stephen J. Dent

Partner

Patrick G. Duncan

Partner

Andrew J. Fortier

Partner

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Paul Henry

Partner

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Sean Hughes

Associate of Data Science

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David Jiang

Associate

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Matthew B. Kunica

Partner

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Louis-Xavier Labrosse

Associate

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Felix-Etienne Lebel

Partner

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John Loh

Partner Capital Markets

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Joshua Lundy

Associate

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John MacIntyre

Partner

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Sean Makins

Partner

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Michael Mazan

Partner

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Adam McAskill

Analyst of Data Science

Neil McCarron

Partner

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Lucio Milanovich

VP of Finance and Portfolio Support

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Angeline Nakpil

Associate

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Katie Reese

Associate

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Michael Salamon

Partner

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David Samuel

Partner

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Pierre Schuurmans

Partner and COO

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Daksh Sikri

Associate

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Ihor Stupak

Associate

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Thecla Sweeney

Operating Partner

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Daljit Toor

Associate

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Jamie Tucker

Associate

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Chris Voorpostel

VP

Anna Wu

VP

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Peter Zissis

CFO

26 past transactions

ACE Bakery Ltd.

Private Equity Round in 2007
ACE Bakery is a maker of artisan and European-style breads and baked goods for food service operators and retailers. ACE Bakery® was founded by two food lovers who decided the best way to get the bread they wanted was to bake it themselves.

AquaTerra Corporation

Private Equity Round in 2004
Aquaterra manufactures and distributes a range of bottled water and beverages for its clients. The company’s product portfolio is categorized into water, coffee and tea, refreshments, and break room. Water consists of refillable bottled water, coolers, point-of-use systems, and filtration systems. Coffee and tea consists of pods, whole bean coffee, ground coffee, tea, equipment, and accessories. Refreshments consist of soft drinks, juices, and snacks. Break room consists of cups, milk and cream, sugar, sweetness, and plates. Aquaterra was founded in 1992 by Terry Drayton and is based in Ontario.

Motion

Private Equity Round in 2014
Motion (formerly Motion Specialties) - Canada's leading mobility and accessibility solutions provider - offers a wide variety of equipment including wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, bathroom safety items, stair lifts and home elevators to make life accessible

Spectral Medical

Post in 2014
Sepsis affects approximately 1,000,000 patients in the U.S. alone each year and millions worldwide. The ability to rapidly and accurately diagnose and treat this deadly disease remains one of the biggest challenges faced by healthcare professionals today. Using a unique and innovative theranostics approach, Spectral Diagnostics is committed to decreasing the unacceptably high mortality rates caused by sepsis. By combining complementary diagnostics and therapeutics, or theranostics, Spectral’s vision is to provide products that will enable vastly improved outcomes of patients with severe sepsis.

AltaGas Ltd

Post in 2018
AltaGas’ vision is to be a leading North American energy infrastructure company with a focus in Canada and the United States. Our strategy to achieve this vision is simple: capitalize on the supply and demand dynamic for natural gas and power by owning and operating assets in gas, power and utilities in places that provide a strategic competitive advantage. We operate physical assets and provide essential services to customers who produce and consume natural gas and power.

Citron Hygiene Canada Limited

Acquisition in 2016
Cannon Canada is a fixed route logistics business that provides washroom hygiene, pest control and life safety services and products in Ontario and Quebec. Cannon Canada is headquartered in Toronto with offices in London, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Trois-Rivières.

Terrapure

Private Equity Round in 2017
Terrapure is a leading Canadian environmental solutions provider to industry.
Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. engages in the gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas liquids (NGLs) primarily in North America. The company transports ethane, propane, butane, and natural gasoline through gathering systems, processing plants, and pipelines. It also exports its products. In addition, the company extracts, produces, and markets natural gas and NGLs; retails propane; and rents railcars. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

CCM Hockey

Acquisition in 2017
CCM Hockey is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of hockey equipment and related apparel. CCM Hockey equips more professional hockey players than any other company, including superstars like Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and John Tavares. CCM Hockey is also the official outfitter of the National Hockey League, the American Hockey League, the Canadian Hockey League, and several NCAA and national teams.
Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. engages in the gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas liquids (NGLs) primarily in North America. The company transports ethane, propane, butane, and natural gasoline through gathering systems, processing plants, and pipelines. It also exports its products. In addition, the company extracts, produces, and markets natural gas and NGLs; retails propane; and rents railcars. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

CCM Hockey

Private Equity Round in 2017
CCM Hockey is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of hockey equipment and related apparel. CCM Hockey equips more professional hockey players than any other company, including superstars like Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and John Tavares. CCM Hockey is also the official outfitter of the National Hockey League, the American Hockey League, the Canadian Hockey League, and several NCAA and national teams.

GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2012
GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. provides integrated facility services. The Company offers cleaning, food sanitation, hotel services, disaster recovery, energy management, technical and event support services. GDI Integrated Facility Services serves office properties, industrial, institutional buildings, healthcare centres, laboratories, shopping centers, hospitals, and airports.

Uni Select Inc

Post in 2019
Uni-Select Inc. was founded in 1968 thanks to the vision of 12 Québec businessmen who decided to join forces to form a purchasing group for aftermarket parts. Since then, Uni-Select has become a North American leader in the distribution of replacement parts, equipment, paint, tools and auto accessories, and the 5th largest distributor in the United States. The network Uni-Select Inc. now includes more than 8500 members and independent wholesalers and more than 400 corporate stores, serving some 15,000 points of sale through more than 50 distribution centers across North America. The name Uni-Select was chosen to reflect the founding members’ main motivation in creating the buying group. The mission of Uni-Select Inc. is to grow Uni-Select into one of North America’s leading automotive and related products distribution organization, creating value by expertly managing its supply chain and by driving its sales and marketing organizations to be market and customer driven. Uni-Select Inc. strives to create a working environment that brings out the best in their employees. Uni-Select Inc. encourages them to develop their talents with training programs and talent management tools. Uni-Select Inc.'s recognition programs motivate employees to invest themselves in initiatives that deliver favorable results for the entire Corporation.

Mastermind Toys

Private Equity Round in 2010
Mastermind LP operates as a specialty toy retailer. The company offers educational and fun toys, books, games, arts and crafts, puzzles, and science kits for children ranging from newborn to 12 years. It sells products through its stores; and online through its Website, mastermindtoys.com in North America. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Toronto, Canada. It has stores in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

Campus Energy Partners LP

Private Equity Round in 2020
Campus Energy connects you to the services you need, from our operating midstream infrastructure to supplying energy to fuel your business.

Citron Hygiene Canada Limited

Private Equity Round in 2018
Cannon Canada is a fixed route logistics business that provides washroom hygiene, pest control and life safety services and products in Ontario and Quebec. Cannon Canada is headquartered in Toronto with offices in London, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Trois-Rivières.

Softchoice

Private Equity Round in 2013
Softchoice Corporation is a North American provider of technology solutions and services. With over 1,200 employees, Softchoice manages the technology needs of thousands of corporate and public sector organizations across the United States and Canada.
GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. provides integrated facility services. The Company offers cleaning, food sanitation, hotel services, disaster recovery, energy management, technical and event support services. GDI Integrated Facility Services serves office properties, industrial, institutional buildings, healthcare centres, laboratories, shopping centers, hospitals, and airports.

Mastermind Toys

Acquisition in 2010
Mastermind LP operates as a specialty toy retailer. The company offers educational and fun toys, books, games, arts and crafts, puzzles, and science kits for children ranging from newborn to 12 years. It sells products through its stores; and online through its Website, mastermindtoys.com in North America. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Toronto, Canada. It has stores in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

Softchoice

Acquisition in 2013
Softchoice Corporation is a North American provider of technology solutions and services. With over 1,200 employees, Softchoice manages the technology needs of thousands of corporate and public sector organizations across the United States and Canada.

Cozzini Bros, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2017
Cozzini Bros is a knife sharpening and rental services company. Cozzini Bros provides cutlery and other sharpening services to over 40,000 restaurants, grocery stores, institutional kitchens and other foodservice establishments.

Bio Agri Mix

Private Equity Round in 2006
Bio Agri Mix LP engages in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of animal health products for the feed industry in Canada. The company offers granulated medications, such as feed medications, disinfectants, water solubles, and anthelmintics and parasiticides. It also provides veterinary products online. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Mitchell, Canada.

AquaTerra Corporation

Acquisition in 2006
Aquaterra manufactures and distributes a range of bottled water and beverages for its clients. The company’s product portfolio is categorized into water, coffee and tea, refreshments, and break room. Water consists of refillable bottled water, coolers, point-of-use systems, and filtration systems. Coffee and tea consists of pods, whole bean coffee, ground coffee, tea, equipment, and accessories. Refreshments consist of soft drinks, juices, and snacks. Break room consists of cups, milk and cream, sugar, sweetness, and plates. Aquaterra was founded in 1992 by Terry Drayton and is based in Ontario.

HomeEquity Bank

Private Equity Round in 2012
HomeEquity Bank is a privately held company and helps Canadians live retirement their way by providing a safe, secure, and easy way to access the equity they’ve built up in their homes through their financial solutions, the CHIP Reverse Mortgage® and Income Advantage®.

Cozzini Bros, Inc.

Acquisition in 2017
Cozzini Bros is a knife sharpening and rental services company. Cozzini Bros provides cutlery and other sharpening services to over 40,000 restaurants, grocery stores, institutional kitchens and other foodservice establishments.