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Operating Partner Network

Since 2008, Banyan has partnered with the best operators
in their industries to successfully buy and build businesses
with a long- term ownership focus

As we continue to add investments to our portfolio,
you could be that next partner. Come join our
Operating Partner Network and let’s go buy and
build a business together.

  • Think Beyond that next corporate role

  • Think Beyond a small business you could buy on your own

  • Think Beyond taking all the risk

  • Think Beyond your own deal flow

  • Think Beyond the short-term Private Equity approach

  • Think Beyond with Banyan

Our Operating Partners

In 2022, Banyan partnered with Jason Grouette to target opportunities within the Personal Protective Equipment, Engineered Safety Equipment and Industrial B2B space.

Jason is a former 3M Executive who since 2005, has led various business units in Canada and the USA, ranging from $100M to >$1.5B. Most recently Jason led 3M’s N95 pandemic response across Canada and the USA while leading the Personal Safety Division.

Jason has engaged with Banyan Capital Partners to find and acquire up to 100% of a business together in the industrial B2B space, with a particular focus on safety.

In 2023, Banyan partnered with Andy O’Brien, an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of operating experience.

His notable roles include being the former CEO of M&M Food Market and overseeing the acquisition and leadership of The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro and over 275 locations as President of Montana’s BBQ & Bar and Kelseys Original Roadhouse. With expertise in brand strategy, business development, product development, franchising, real estate and finance, Andy excels at leadership and board roles.

He has partnered with Banyan to target investment opportunities in the food & beverage, consumer products and retail sectors, with plans to acquire businesses in these areas.

Why partner with us

  • Partner and invest alongside an experienced team of seasoned professionals with diverse and accomplished backgrounds in investment banking, accounting, consulting, finance, and operations
  • Access to a large pool of capital through Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group. While we target initial equity investments between $10 million and $50 million per transaction, we have the ability to provide significant amounts of additional capital to our portfolio companies for acquisition-driven and organic growth initiatives
  • Opportunity to add value to a middle-market company at the executive level

Who are we looking for

  • Experienced business leaders and operators with a proven track record of creating value
  • Industry specialists or market generalists with 10+ years of experience in C-level or leadership positions in management, operations, marketing, or finance

To be successful, prospective partners will have

  • An appetite to become company executives for Banyan’s future portfolio companies
  • The ability to identify strengths, weaknesses and risks in an investment and develop a strong angle or thesis
  • Experience with pre-investment due diligence and post-investment value creation initiatives
  • A willingness to invest a meaningful amount of capital relative to personal net worth into a transaction
  • A desire to work closely with a dynamic private equity firm across the full spectrum of origination, evaluation, and execution of investment opportunities

 

 

“Working with Banyan to buy Purity Life in 2012 was one of the best decisions I have made in my career. Over the past 10 years, Banyan has been a great partner both to me as a shareholder and to our business as a whole. I continue to be impressed by their commitment to operational excellence, leadership development and performance improvement.”

Matthew James,
CEO, Purity Life Health Products

“Since we partnered with Banyan in 2017, they have been instrumental in growing Rack Attack into the premier rack and adventure specialty retailer with over 30 locations across North America. As partners, they understand that capital is only one part of the equation and have helped us lay the foundation for long-term value creation in our business.”

Alexander Welbers,
CEO, Rack Attack

Interested in partnering with us? Fill out the form below:

Banyan Capital Partners
June 7th, 2022