Toronto

SKYLINE GROWTH PARTNERS

Entrepreneurs seeking to partner with and scale a founder-led business

 

ABOUT

Skyline Growth Partners is run by two entrepreneurs looking to partner with a small to medium-sized business in the US or Canada for the long-term. We have the dedicated support and financial backing of a group of experienced entrepreneurs who have successfully invested and grown numerous mid-size businesses. 

We are looking to make a long term commitment and ensure that the unique culture and values of the organization are respected and maintained. Unlike typical private equity buyers, we aim to work with you in your business for the long term and providing continued growth and opportunities for your employees. We generally seek individuals who desire to scale their business for accelerated growth. 

 

PARTNERSHIP CRITERIA

We are looking for a single business that exhibits the traits below.  Of course, every business is different, and we are always willing to have a conversation if you are not sure your business fits all of the below criteria.

FINANCIALS

  • 3+ Years of profitability

  • Sales of $5 million to $50 million 

  • >$2.0 million in annual profits​ or >$3 million ARR

INDUSTRY

  • Legal Services

  • Business Services

  • IT Services 

  • Software

COMPANY

  • Strong team and growth culture

  • Owner committed to partnering and scaling the company together

  • Located in the United States or Canada

 

TEAM

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FREDDIE ZHANG

Principal

Prior to co-founding Skyline, Freddie was at SSI, a family office specializing in private equity investments primarily across the manufacturing space. He successfully turned around a distressed chemical company resulting in significant positive cash flows in two years. He also led the sale of Segway to a strategic acquirer. His experience as an operating partner for the firm focused on leading teams and overseeing internal operations for the portfolio companies.


Before SSI, Freddie co-founded Generis Group - a business conference organizer that grew to become the 11th fastest growing startup in Canada in 2017. He started his career at CPPIB where he completed $4 billion in infrastructure transactions and $200 million in private debt investments. 

Freddie holds a B. Commerce degree from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, where he graduated with distinction for academic excellence.

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DARA GILL

Principal

Prior to co-founding Skyline, Dara was the SVP of Operations at Auxly Cannabis Group. At Auxly, Dara stood up the supply chain, product development, partnerships, procurement and planning functions, growing the company from 20 people to over 350 people in two years.

  

Before Auxly, Dara was an Associate at Oliver Wyman advising Fortune 500 clients on strategy, operations and digital transformations.  Prior to that he was a Senior Manager at Shoppers Drug Mart within the Analytics practice where he led several large transformations resulting in over $75M of gross margin expansion. Dara began his career at Anheuser-Busch InBev as part of the Global Management Trainee program, exposing him to a wide variety of business problems across functions early in his career. 

Dara holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, where he was awarded the Ivey Entrepreneurship Award.  Dara also holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from McMaster University where he graduated summa cum laude

 

CONTACT

555 Richmond Street West, Suite 1010, Toronto, Canada

615-393-8599

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