Lorne Park Capital Partners Inc. Acquires W.H. Shutt & Associates Inc.
Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - February 4, 2022) - Lorne Park Capital Partners Inc. (TSXV: LPC) ("LPCP") is pleased to announce that it has, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Bellwether Investment Management Inc. ("Bellwether"), agreed to the principal terms of an agreement to enter a share purchase agreement ("SPA") to purchase the outstanding securities of W.H. Shutt & Associates Inc. ("WHS"), an Ontario corporation that holds approximately $145 million in assets under management, all of which are currently being managed by Bellwether (the "Transaction"). The Transaction is expected to be accretive to EBITDA in the amount of approximately $0.9 million on an annual basis.
The SPA provides that Bellwether will acquire all of the shares of WHS in exchange for consideration of $5,850,000, to be paid by Bellwether as follows: $3,850,000 on closing, and $500,000 on each of the first, second, third and fourth anniversaries of closing, in each case subject to adjustment as provided in the SPA.
The Transaction is expected to close shortly after satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including receipt of the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX") and applicable securities regulatory authorities. On or after closing, it is expected that WHS will transfer to Bellwether all assets to Bellwether, and WHS will be dissolved. Closing of the Transaction is expected on or about February 14, 2022.
The Transaction is at arm's length and no securities are being issued by LPCP in connection with the Transaction.
About Lorne Park Capital Partners Inc.
LPCP was created to bring together boutique investment management and wealth advisory firms in order to deliver robust, cost effective investment solutions to affluent investors, foundations, estates and trusts. LPCP's unique strategy creates better alignment between investment managers and wealth advisors while providing them with additional resources to accelerate their growth.
About Bellwether Investment Management Inc.
Bellwether is a boutique investment manager that offers tailored investment solutions for affluent investors, foundations, estates and trusts utilizing its proprietary "Disciplined Dividend Growth" Investment Process. Bellwether provides discretionary investment management focused on North American Dividend Growth investing and is dedicated to serving the distinct needs of affluent families. Bellwether's suite of investment solutions includes Canadian, US and global equity and fixed income strategies. Bellwether is a subsidiary of LPCP, and is registered as a portfolio manager in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan, an exempt market dealer in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, and an investment fund manager in Ontario and Quebec.
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Lorne Park Capital Partners Inc.
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