Skyward Equity Partners


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Skyward Equity Partners

Product Overview

Skyward Equity Partners (“Skyward” or the “Fund”) is a private equity fund focused on acquiring niche industrial companies in Western Canada. The Fund seeks to acquire small-medium-sized metal machining, processing, fabrication, niche manufacturing, and industrial services businesses with EBITDA ranging between $0.5 million – $5 million.
Recently, the Fund closed its first acquisition through the purchase of L.A. Metal Buildings, an Edmonton-based manufacturer of self-framing metal buildings for industrial applications. Additionally, Skyward has secured a letter of intent for GT Metal Products, a mid-size metal processing and fabrication company serving clients throughout Alberta. The Fund anticipates closing this acquisition during the second quarter of 2023.
Skyward will initially focus on opportunities in Western Canada and will utilize the cash flow of its acquired businesses to support distributions to investors. Each company within the portfolio is strategically purchased for an eventual exit (sale) to a strategic competitor or to another private equity firm.

Investment Thesis

Skyward’s investment objective is to create a portfolio of niche industrial companies across Canada that provides investors with a stable return (semi-annual distribution) and strong upside potential (total return target of 21-25%).
Skyward’s strategy is to acquire smaller-sized companies, which tend to transact at lower valuations, with the intent of exiting the improved and larger portfolio at a higher, middle-market valuation.
More specifically, Skyward will:
-Source opportunities in niche segments of the market that are inefficient and impractical for institutional investors to access;
-Acquire companies at favourable valuations;
-Aim to create value through improvements to individual companies and unlock potential synergies; and
-Create scale through consolidation that Management believes will provide outsized returns for investors.


Skyward is led by Darren Krissie (Founder and CEO), a seasoned executive with significant experience in the industrial sector. Darren currently owns and operates GT Metal Products, a metal services and machining company in Edmonton that he acquired in 2012. Darren also has prior experience as a senior executive (Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President) with Planet Organic Health Corp., a retail grocery business that was publicly traded on the TSX-V exchange. Under Darren’s leadership, Planet Organic grew to over $100 million in sales and was involved in several mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Structure of the Offering

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