C.A. Bancorp’s business model is based on two revenue-generating activities:
i) Direct investing: Using the company’s balance sheet to build a diversified portfolio of private equity investments in companies in four business sectors: industrials, infrastructure, real estate and financial services.
ii) Fund management: Managing private equity funds and structured products sponsored by C.A. Bancorp for institutional and high-net-worth investors. These private equity funds and structured products will generally follow the same investment strategy and investment process as the company’s direct investment activities.
C.A. Bancorp’s direct investing activities focus on private equity investments in the private and public, small to middle markets, with an emphasis on industrials, infrastructure, real estate and financial services. Our management team and affiliated companies have strategic relationships across these industry segments, enabling us to acquire, develop and manage a portfolio of diverse investments.
C.A. Bancorp’s investments will finance acquisitions, expansions, restructurings, refinancings, privatizations and management buy-outs. We seek to invest $500,000 to $20 million of our own capital, or from a fund we manage, in each transaction.
C.A. Bancorp will manage and/or sponsor private equity funds for institutional and high-net-worth investors. Investments are made through, or in conjunction with, these funds. We may establish investment vehicles to complete specific acquisitions or to carry out a specific mandate to seek out investment opportunities.
C.A. Bancorp also manages and/or sponsors structured products, which are offered in conjunction with Sentry Select Capital Corp. These products are designed to provide investors with exposure to investments that are not generally available through traditional public markets.
In September 2006, C.A. Bancorp participated in its first structured product – Sentry Select Total Strategy Fund (TSX – TSF.UN) – which focuses on investments in public and private companies. The Trust raised $55 million – up to 25% of which may be invested in private equity investments.