Peter Gustavson - "A private equity firm for the next generation of
VICTORIA, BC, Feb. 7, 2013
VICTORIA, BC, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Peter Gustavson, President and CEO,
is pleased to announce the launch of Gustavson Capital Corp (GCC), a private
equity firm targeting investments in exceptional early to mid-stage companies.
The new corporate website is www.gustavsoncapital.com
"The strength of the US and Canadian economies and our success as nations
depends, in great part, on building companies that create thousands of new
jobs and wealth for their stakeholders," said Gustavson. "It's about creating
new businesses and new jobs and in turn making us a better society."
"We're beginning to identify a number of smaller companies that are beyond the
early stage with a proven business model and in need of a strategic partner
with capital and experience to help them grow. These companies have revenues
near or past break-even and are expanding. Ideally, GCC aims to provide growth
equity and expertise to help build a number of $100 million plus revenue
"This is very exciting and it's what we like to do best," said Gustavson.
The GCC portfolio will cover a broad range of sectors with investments of up
to $5 million in new market entrants, corporate reorganizations, strategic
acquisitions and organic growth. GCC has recently used its business valuation
model to invest in companies in work-wear apparel, health and wellness,
customer traffic analytics, and digital advertising technology.
The firm employs a skilled team of analysts and uses a Berkshire Hathaway-type
investment model that looks for the potential for consistent profits, a good
return on equity and significant unrecognized value.
GCC management has first-hand knowledge of the challenges entrepreneurs face
when growing a small business, a history of executing on strategy and the
ability to understand transactional data and flow. The team has the knowledge
base to identify barriers to success, recommend solutions, build scalable
process, leverage data to create value added reporting and manage investments
through an IPO, an M&A or sale to a strategic buyer.
GCC also enjoys the benefits of a large network of contacts outside the firm
including successful entrepreneurs and business people that can be leveraged
for valuable advice and introductions to help companies achieve their growth
Peter Gustavson is the name behind an international success story. He founded
a foreign exchange business with $35K and turned it into a global company with
operations in more than eighty cities in North America, the UK, Europe and
Asia Pacific before selling to Western Union for $370 million.
In 2010 Peter Gustavson made a $10 million donation to the University of
Victoria to help develop the next generation of global business entrepreneurs
through what is now called the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.
SOURCE Gustavson Capital Corporation
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