WHY SAPIENT?

At Sapient Capital PartnersTM we always put our clients first, to ensure that we meet and exceed their expectations and deliver top-quality strategic advice and flawless execution.  

Sapient brings together a set of qualifications that is unique in the middle market.  Here are those key qualifications and characteristics of our business model:

      

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Relevant deal and operational experience with smaller, private companies.

This is our core, and has been for years, not something we’ve moved into due to slow conditions in the larger corporate segment or the public markets.

For the better part of two decades, Sapient's principals have been executives, directors and investors in private companies, as well as advisors, in a wide range of situations, transactions and financial market/economic cycles.  All of this provides us with a unique pool of experience and insight to bring to any new situations for our clients.

To best serve our core market we actively maintain a proprietary database with over 1,800 angel groups, super angels, venture capital funds, mid-market private equity funds, venture debt & mid-market mezzanine debt providers, and other specialty funds and providers focused on small- to medium-sized private companies and high-growth companies.  Our database spans our target geographical markets in Canada and the U.S.

 

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Top-flight technical backgrounds, training and work experience.

Sapient’s principals have received top-grade technical training including certification as Chartered Financial Analysts (CFAs), Chartered Accountants (CAs) and Chartered Business Valuators (CBVs), and graduated Summa Cum Laude at the University of Chicago’s internationally top-ranked Booth School of Business with majors in Finance and Accounting (MBA).

Sapient’s principals have received extensive training and years of experience as senior professionals at elite firms and organizations such as CIBC World Markets, Gordon Capital Corporation, First Marathon Securities, Bank of America, Chemical Bank / Chemical Venture Partners, Ernst & Young, Mutual Life's Mutual Asset Management and HSBC Securities.

Our senior professionals come with deep transaction experience, having executed complex and creative M&A and financing transactions for private companies, delivering unmatched executional capability for our clients.

 

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Top-Quality Work

 

Please refer to our Testimonials page.

  

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Conduct ourselves with professionalism and integrity at all times.

Our extensive experience with transaction processes and protocols has imbued in us the importance of respecting commercial sensitivity and always acting with discretion and enforcing appropriate confidentiality in all our dealings.  

This is particularly critical in today’s hypercompetitive business environment.

We are dedicated to building long-term relationships of trust with our clients.

 

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Complimentary combination of talents and experience.

We are former CEOs, private equity fund managers, and top-ranked equity analysts, as well as senior investment bankers, merchant bankers and strategic advisors.

Collectively deep with respect to insight and experience.

Not just “deal guys”.  Have been on both sides of the negotiating table.

Extensive personal networks relevant to private companies, including traditional and non-traditional lenders and investors, and a wide variety of other professional service providers to private companies.

We use our practical experience on both sides of the table to ensure that our clients experience minimal distraction in the transaction process to ensure that management does not lose focus on its core business and operations.

 

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The firm is set up to reduce costs to clients, but not performance.

No unnecessary overhead.

Small support staffs—we rely on the internet / technology to further reduce overhead.

 

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Senior attention at all times.

We are a flat organization.  The senior partners you begin a relationship with are the same people who will see your transaction through to the end every time.

 

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Flexible in structuring engagements to best serve our client’s particular requirements and limitations based on the circumstances at the time.

We will always put your interests before ours in structuring engagements.  It is not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing.

 

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