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LUMINATE COMPANIES

Entrepreneurial Investment Fund focused on Private Business

 
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ABOUT US

Luminate Companies is a private investment firm specializing in acquiring and growing small and medium private business.

We are entrepreneurs and understand the challenges of running a business, and how important your business is to you and your employees. We also know the decision to sell your business is incredibly difficult. You’ve spent a great deal of time, money, and energy building your business from the ground up.

Our mission is to be a dedicated partner to the team and employees that have been instrumental in building a successful company.

We are supported by a number of talented entrepreneurs, executives, and world-class investors with deep experience investing in, growing, and operating successful companies.

We are hands-on, growth-minded entrepreneurs who believe lasting success is rooted in integrity, passion, humility and hard work. We will focus all of our time, energy, and capital into partnering with a transitioning  owner to operate and own a business for years to come.

We are not a private equity firm, nor are we a strategic acquirer. As we will only  make a single investment, the business will have 100% of our focus. We are focused on preserving and sustainably growing your company’s legacy. Our priority is to stimulate growth while ensuring continuity for employees, customers, stakeholders and the brand that has been built.

Yas, our managing partner will transition into full-time management, and we will add a strategic Board of Directors. 

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INVESTMENT CRITERIA

GEOGRAPHY

North America

OWNERSHIP

Owner looking to retire, exit, or reduce their day-to-day involvement

PROFITABILITY

Profitable with $1M+ USD

Operating Income

SALES REVENUE

$3 million+ USD

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Traditional B2B Services

Healthcare Services

& Technology

 

FOUNDER / PARTNER

Yas Ali

Yas is the founder of Luminate Companies. Having an entrepreneurial and operating background, he is well-positioned to provide a succession plan for a private company. He is dedicated to devoting 100% of his time and effort to leading the company, ensuring continuity for employees, partners, and the brand, and helping maximize potential for the long-term.

Prior to Luminate Companies, Yas founded and led a food  manufacturing company, which he took to an exit in 2020. Prior to this, he spent 6 years at Mars Inc, managing across: finance, B2B sales, and marketing of Confectionery, Pet, and Food  Products and Services. His last role with the organization was as the National Portfolio Manager of Skittles / Starburst for the Canadian Market, where he led a team that drove double digit growth during his tenure. Prior to this, he led the eCommerce marketing strategy for Mars Canada, driving the online channel from <1% to 10% of revenue contribution. His early career included working in strategy at a light manufacturer and as a marketing professional in the automotive industry.

 

Yas earned his undergraduate from York University with a major in Economics and his MBA from the Georgetown University focused on Entrepreneurship and General Management. 

Yas lives in Toronto, ON with his wife, Mahi.

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ADVISORY / INVESTMENT BOARD

Tehseen Dahya

Catalpa Inc

Andrew Schuman

Hammond's Candies

Jaclyn Sutton

Hudson's Bay Co

Mohammad Saleem

Akumin Inc

Mario Nigro

Stikeman Elliott LLP

Chun Lo

Spin Master

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WHY US?

Why choose Luminate Companies to continue your legacy?

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EXPERIENCE

Successfully led businesses in past to success through good business management.

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FOCUS ON PEOPLE

We sincerely believe that people are the main driver for a successful company

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LONG TERM STRATEGY

Long-term value creation through access to capital and strategic focus on the long game.

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COMMITMENT

Committed to growing with integrity, a customer first attitude and conviction to employee satisfaction.

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HANDS ON APPROACH

Down-to-earth, rolled-up sleeves management approach.

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FLEXIBILITY

Working closely with the business owner to create a deal and succession plan that works for both parties.

 
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CONTACT

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Toronto, Ontario

M4S 0A4

(647) 717 9271

yas@LuminateCompanies.com