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BMO Capital Partners



Market-leading provider of mezzanine finance, subordinated debt and equity


BMO Capital Partners is a leading provider of junior capital, including subordinated debt, mezzanine financing and equity capital to mid-market companies across Canada.


With $600 million in committed capital and offices across Canada, BMO Capital Partners invests up to $20 million in companies with defensible industry positions and stable and predictable cash flows.


Proceeds are typically used for acquisitions, buyouts, capital expenditures/expansions, restructurings and working capital for growth. Since its inception in 1996, BMO Capital Partners has closed over 195 transactions. BMO Capital Partners is a member of BMO Financial Group, one of the largest financial services providers in North America.





Best for


Whether your business is seeking capital for acquisitions, expansion, working capital or to provide liquidity options for its shareholders, BMO Capital Partners has the investment solutions that will help you achieve your goals.


Companies with the following business profile:


  • Historically profitable and positive EBITDA;
  • Capable and highly committed management team;
  • Attractive market dynamics (large and growing market/fragmented industry)
  • Private and public companies
  • Demonstrated competitive advantage in respective field
  • No primary industries (for example mining extraction, etc.) and no start-up/early stage companies
Companies with the following investment characteristics:


  • Investment size of up to $20 million
  • Investments in the form of straight subordinated debt, subordinated debt with equity enhancement, convertible debentures or equity (preferred and common)
  • Investments are tailored to meet the needs of the specific opportunity
  • Investment horizon of up to seven years


Subordinated Debt/Mezzanine and Equity Investments


Established companies can optimize their capital structure using a customized subordinated debt or equity investment solution.


BMO Capital Partners typically serves as a key participant within your larger financing solution. Often working alongside the senior lender, our subordinated debt and equity investments are individually structured according to the unique circumstances and needs of your business.

As a partner in your business, our team of professionals commits to give your company the time and attention required to support your needs. With our experience, expertise and judgment working on your behalf, you can be assured of receiving a financial solution designed to provide you with the flexibility and capital needed to help you achieve your goals.



Currently, our portfolio consists of over 50 investments in a variety of industries, including:



  • Business Services
  • Health Services
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Products
  • Consumer Products

Our team


Alex Baniczky,
Vice President


Alex is the head of the BMO Capital Partners and Mid-Market Mergers & Acquisitions lines of business with a focus on private equity, subordinated debt and M&A transactions across Canada. Alex brings over 20 years of experience in investment, project, and structured financing. Alex joined BMO in 1998 and has held a variety of senior level positions within the BMO financial group.
Alex is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and has a BA (Honours) from Queens University at Kingston.

Evan Bennitt,
Managing Director Ontario


Evan Bennitt is a Managing Director of BMO Capital Partners and shares responsibility for overseeing investments in Ontario. Evan has more than 15-years of middle-market leveraged finance experience and prior to joining BMOCP led CIT’s Leveraged Finance business in Canada. Evan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor, and is a CFA charter holder.

Lee Grimshaw,
Managing Director Western Canada


Lee Grimshaw is a Managing Director of BMO Capital Partners and is responsible for overseeing investments in Western Canada. Lee has extensive industry and corporate experience in Aircraft Engines, Aerospace and Appliances, in addition to 10 years of financial services industry experience in subordinated debt, equity, senior debt cash flow and asset backed transactions. Lee holds a degree in Commerce, has an MBA in Finance, and is a CFA charter holder. He is also an alumnus of the GE Financial Management Program.



Toronto Head Office
First Canadian Place
100 King Street West, 18th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5X 1A1

105 rue Saint-Jacques, 3rd Floor
Montreal, Quebec
H2Y 1L6

First Canadian Centre
350-7th Avenue S.W., 9th Floor
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 3N9

First Bank Tower
595 Burrard Street, 6th Floor
Vancouver, British Columbia
V7X 1L7