Headwater is a leading Canadian middle market private equity firm.

About Headwater

Founded in 2012 by Dan Jacques and Simon Koch, Headwater Equity Partners is a Vancouver-based private equity firm focusing on Canadian small to medium-sized businesses. Headwater specializes in working with companies to add value from Day 1. We help management teams reach their full potential and help by working with management to build strategically significant businesses at the top of their markets. To achieve this, we leverage our network of experienced operating partners to maximize the potential of your business. In Headwater, you will see a committed partner as we work together to grow your business.

Learn More About Headwater

Our Approach

+ We focus exclusively on small and medium sized profitable Canadian businesses with revenue in excess of $10 million
+ We combine extensive investment experience and operating resources to fund and grow businesses while empowering management teams to lead; we aim to support, not get in the way of how you do business
+ We move quickly for compelling opportunities and offer full and fair value

Learn More About Our Approach

Selling Your Business

Whether you are pursuing the full or partial sale of your business finding the right partner is critical to success. Headwater has a long track-record of successfully investing in private companies in a timely and confidential manner.


We will work with you and your management team to ensure a smooth transition and to make sure the business continues successfully into the future.


Reference Transactions: Mormak | IHE Operator School | Precision Mounting Technologies

Learn More About Selling Your Business

Growth Capital

Do you want to continue growing your business with the help of an experienced partner?

Headwater can provide capital, financial experience and strategic guidance to help you achieve your goals.


We have in-depth experience on how to work collaboratively with you to take your business to the next level.


Reference Transactions: 911 Industrial Response | Pinkbike | VIP Soap Products

Learn More About Growth Capital

Succession Planning

Headwater has significant experience helping owners transition day-to-day operation of their business to management and if required, finding new managers that fit with your company and will continue your legacy.


In this capacity we will work to allow owners to spend less time on the daily operations of the business, promote or hire managers to take over critical roles, and allow owners to take significant capital out of the business.


Reference Transactions: Mormak | Phoenix Fence | VIP Soap Products

Learn More About Succession Planning

Management Buyouts

If you are currently managing a business and have a desire to acquire it from the current owner, Headwater has the experience and resources to help you complete a successful management buyout.


We have worked with numerous management teams to facilitate a successful acquisition and provide a strong backstop to the management team for growth plans.


Reference Transations: AE Concrete | IHE Operator School | Phoenix Fence

Learn More About Management Buyouts