About First West Capital

Financing to help you drive your business forward

We specialize in innovative subordinated debt, mezzanine, and equity financing solutions for mid-market businesses across all industries in Canada. We work with you, and your stakeholders, to understand your business and financing needs – we’re passionate about helping dynamic businesses achieve their goals as they grow, acquire or transition.

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Expertise beyond the deal®

Our partner-focused approach is about building strong relationships and providing trusted advice, resources and optimized financial structuring. We believe collaboration, flexibility and responsive, local decision-making are key in helping you successfully execute your business plans – before, during, and after the deal.

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Our background

First West Capital was formed in October 2010 due to a significant need for alternative financing solutions for privately-held, mid-market businesses, and operates through FWCU Capital Corp., a subsidiary of First West Credit Union. Having the support and strength of one of the largest credit unions in B.C. allows us to be highly responsive and provide deal certainty.

Today, First West Capital has offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto and serves the mid-market across Canada.

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