Lab One Capital

Facilitating business owner’s transition into retirement
through the introduction of permanent private equity

Our mandate is simple: preserve the legacy of businesses we own for decades, not years.

We are not your standard private equity fund – we are a small entrepreneurial team passionate about acquiring, protecting, and growing great small businesses.

We work with owners looking to sell completely or simply transition to a new role.

Common Characteristics of our Businesses

  • Size: Annual EBITDA / cash flow of $500,000 – $3,000,000
  • Geography: Based anywhere in Western Canada
  • Industry: Industry agnostic with the exception of commodity driven businesses
  • Control: Typically purchase 51-100% of equity, however, minority/growth investments are occasionally available
  • Stability: Stable earnings & diversified client base
Value Ads: Require two or more of the following characteristics:
  • Healthy layer of non-owner management
  • Quality brand name / strong reputation
  • Specialized industry/product niche creating a defensible offering
  • Regional leader in a fragmented market
  • Recurring, repeat, or highly predictable revenue streams

Whether owners are looking to sell completely or simply transition to a new role, we pride ourselves on finding creative and viable solutions for all parties

Management Transition

With the largest generational shift of business owners in history currently underway, we act with urgency and pride ourselves on creative, yet pragmatic solutions. We are committed to both party’s success and often present multiple “indifferent” financing structures to the business owner only to ensure their goals are consistently being met.

While most business owners we work with are planning towards an eventual retirement, we recognize some exits are quickly imminent while others are significantly drawn out in stages in order to share some of the future success and upside.

Regardless of the business owner’s personal circumstances and transition goals, we strongly believe mutually beneficial solutions can almost always be achieved.

Typical Triggering Events

The following are categories represent our most typical transactions:
  • Succession planning / generational transfers
  • Management or broad-based employee ownership buyout
  • Traditional 100% acquisitions
  • Recapitalizations
  • Growth equity
  • Spin-offs


We are a small but methodical team eager to roll-up our sleeves and apply our private equity and entrepreneurial backgrounds. With a humble mentality of not boasting our previous successes paired with a belief that there is no substitute for face-to-face introductions, we welcome you to reach out directly to set up an introductory meeting.

Introduce Yourself

Whether actively looking to sell a portion or all of a company, or if owners are just beginning to explore options for retirement years in the future, we would be delighted to connect. Email us at or fill out the form below.

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