We believe businesses are beautiful:
Properly built they are thoughtful collaborations of people and purpose that make the world a better place.
We dedicate our work to building, rehabilitating and growing business.
  • Size: $500,000 to $5 million
  • Industry agnostic (and usually contrarian)
  • Location: North America
  • Structure: Controlling equity, minority equity, convertible debt, secured debt, or some combination

Spencer Gordon
spencer@durum.ca  |  403.966.0127

While most investments will fall within the above criteria, we can also be flexible.  If more capital is required, we can find partners to join.  Every successful transaction starts with a conversation.  Give us a call or complete the form below and let us know how we can help.

Looking for Investment or Operational Support?

In recent months, every business has experienced a significant impact to operations as a result of the novel COVID-19 virus. Not even the best companies were prepared to handle the rapid and sustained loss of revenue.  While banks and governments have rolled out several financial assistance programs, from wage subsidies to interest-free loans, they provide only temporary relief in many cases as the “Great Lockdown” and resulting economic downturn drag on.

It is increasingly apparent that additional aid for small and medium-sized businesses is required. For some, this may simply come in the form of working capital. Others might require operational or administrative restructuring. While banks are willing to provide loans, they rarely solve the underlying issue.  Durum is not only able to bring financial assistance, but also business acumen, restructuring experience and back-office expertise.  We’re here to roll up our sleeves and assist companies in maintaining operations during the pandemic as well as recover and thrive over the long-term.

Durum Capital has a history of helping businesses turnaround performance and solve problems that are standing in the way of future growth. If you have a business in need of a hands-on investment and patient capital, we would love to hear from you.
Let us know what problems you are trying to overcome, and we will assess our ability to help.
OUR APPROACH

First and foremost is the strength and character of our team.  Indeed, most businesses will tell you that their greatest strength is their people. However, at Durum, our culture attracts exceptional people who live consistent with our values and beliefs. We are a “first who then what” organization with a key focus on alignment. We have a history of getting the right people with the right expertise wrapped around any project.

Our process allows us to act quickly to determine if your organization is the right fit for our investment. Time is especially precious at the moment, and we understand everyone is busy, stressed and concerned with the well-being of their business. Therefore, our due diligence process is designed to be as efficient as possible. We structure transactions in a way that creates an alignment of interests, we generate creative alternatives, and we take considerate, decisive action.

Finally, our experience includes operating and restructuring companies from a wide range of industries and sizes – from tech start-ups to international oil and gas services.  While we can’t claim to have operated through a global pandemic before, chances are we’ve faced similar issues around cash flow, governance and decision making in the distressed investment space.