Entrepreneurial Investment Fund focused on Private Business
Luminate Companies is a Canadian private investment firm specializing in acquiring and growing a single private business in Ontario.
We are entrepreneurs and understand the challenges of running a small 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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Western New York, USA
Owner looking to retire, exit, or reduce their day-to-day involvement
Profitable with $1M+ CAD
$3 million+ CAD
Traditional B2B Services
Business Process Outsourcing
FOUNDER / PARTNER
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 an ice cream 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 Ice Cream 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.
ADVISORY / INVESTMENT BOARD
Why choose Luminate Companies to continue your legacy?
Successfully led businesses in past to success through good business management.
FOCUS ON PEOPLE
We sincerely believe that people are the main driver for a successful company
LONG TERM STRATEGY
Long-term value creation through access to capital and strategic focus on the long game.
Committed to growing with integrity, a customer first attitude and conviction to employee satisfaction.
HANDS ON APPROACH
Down-to-earth, rolled-up sleeves management approach.
Working closely with the business owner to create a deal and succession plan that works for both parties.