First West Capital’s Kristi Miller announced as CVCA’s 2017 Ted Anderson Community Leadership Award recipient Jun 08, 2017

CVCA recognises Kristi Miller for her impressive community involvement with Junior Achievement, British Columbia

Vancouver, BC First West Capital is proud to announce The Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) has named National Managing Director, Kristi Miller, as the winner of the Ted Anderson Community Leadership Award, which honours an individual CVCA member for outstanding community involvement. Kristi was recognized this week during CVCA’s annual conference, Invest Canada ’17, in Montreal. Continue Reading

First West Capital funds MBO for Evergreen Consumer Brands May 08, 2017

Management buyout provides owners with growth opportunities

Langley, B.C. – Brampton, Ontario-based Evergreen Consumer Brands has been providing North Americans with health and beauty products for over 30 years. As part of its continued growth and succession strategy, they recently partnered with First West Capital Regional Director, David Hastie, to facilitate a management buyout. Evergreen’s owners opted for subordinated debt financing to buy out a retiring partner to ensure they kept cash flow and capital in the business.

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First West Capital brings its expertise to Ontario; introduces new Regional Director. Mar 17, 2016

David Hastie joins the growing First West Capital team to head up major expansion plans in Ontario.

Langley, B.C. – First West Capital has set its sights on the Ontario market and is proud to announce the appointment of its regional director, David Hastie who will be leading the charge in Toronto. With over 12 years of experience in investment and commercial banking, David will provide entrepreneurs with the customized, responsive and partner-focused service that First West Capital is known for.

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First West Capital funds $1 million expansion deal for ESPRO Inc. Sep 10, 2014

Vancouver-based coffee and tea equipment innovators passionately improving brewing techniques.

Langley, B.C. – The pursuit of making a better cup of coffee led Vancouver-based ESPRO Inc. to develop the first innovation in French press brewing in over fifty years. With increasing demand for their coffee-enhancing products, ESPRO has partnered with Langley-based First West Capital to secure $1 million to accelerate the availability of their products and scope of their business.

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Successful Canadian retailer FIELDS expanding with $3.5 million funding from First West Capital Sep 03, 2014

Delta-based retailer continues to focus on serving rural Canadians

Langley, B.C. – FIELDS, a mainstay retailer across Western Canada, has announced a $3.5 million partnership with Langley-based First West Capital. Through what has been a turbulent time for some Canadian retailers, FIELDS has remained successful by staying true to its roots – providing small-town customers with a range of fashion, household and grocery items. With the help of First West Capital, FIELDS will continue its legacy of serving the communities it operates in while identifying new markets for expansion.

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