CAPITAL PARTNERS INC.
Bennett Brown offers a wide range of services, using our expansive network of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals and Family Offices, to serve a variety of businesses and clients. Listed are some examples of successful engagements. Please contact us today to learn more about what we can do to help you reach your business goals.
Over the years, Bennett Brown has gained meaningful experience having learned a great deal from various clients, situations and other advisors. Drawing on these experiences, we tend to know where to find the right solutions. Using common sense and intuition allows Bennett Brown to work with clients to solve a variety of interesting problems over a number of sectors.
Bennett Brown assists private companies, investment funds and other businesses seeking to raise private equity from ultra high net worth investors and family offices through an integrated approach that sees client and advisor working closely together to secure results.
There are times when a successful family seeks a minority investor to invest along side, and prefers that partner to be a like-minded group. In such cases, Bennett Brown will make outreach to its network to identify and introduce families to one another with the goal of aligning capital and values.
Beyond traditional private equity firms and strategic buyers, private family investment corporations can be an ideal place to find the right buyer. Bennett Brown collaborates with M&A advisory firms and companies looking to divest by providing access to its network of investors seeking to make direct investment into operating companies.
INTRODUCTION OF PARTIES
A big part of the Bennett Brown network is to provide general introductions to key relationships, whether that be other families, or professionals who support this space. Helping all in our network to enhance their individual networks and connectivity is a key goal and measure of success for Bennett Brown.
TAX, INSURANCE, & PHILANTHROPIC STRATEGIES
Aside from opportunities to connect family capital with bespoke private investments, there are many situations where the Bennett Brown network can help success families by making introductions to business professionals in a variety of industries who have a track record of adding value in the areas of insurance, estate, tax and philanthropic planning.
Founded in 2003, Bennett Brown has been built to lever Geoff Bennett’s diverse 30 year career in the public investment, M&A and Private Equity sectors. It has evolved to become one of Canada’s leading capital raise and business development advisory firms in the Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) / Family Office space. Utilizing a truly national network of Canada's most successful families, allocators of capital and private equity participants, Bennett Brown connects good people, great opportunities, and meaningful capital in a discreet and bespoke manner.
At the heart of this practice is the large national network of UHNW Families, advisors and investment sponsors that Geoff has developed over the years. With over 250 families and growing, Bennett Brown has truly become a trusted source of advice, deal flow and perspective to many participants in this unique business setting.
ABOUT GEOFF BENNETT
As President and Founder of Bennett Brown in 2002, Geoff oversees the firm’s strategic direction, manages the sourcing of client relationships as well as the implementation of engagements and partnerships.
Geoff earned his BSc., Business Management from the University of North Carolina – Pembroke , graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1990. He earned his CIM designation from the Canadian Securities Institute in 1998.
Having moved back to Halifax in 2020 after twenty years in Western Canada, Geoff is married with two adult children and a grandson. Outside of work, Geoff still actively competes in baseball, golf and a number of outdoor activities with family and friends.
CODY CHURCH, CEO and PRESIDENT
CLEAR NORTH CAPITAL
When Clear North Capital launched the POI deal and needed to raise additional equity capital, I contacted Bennett Brown to assist with the sourcing of capital. Drawing on his diverse network in the family office space, Geoff was quickly able to introduce Clear North to excellent potential partners. I would certainly recommend Bennett Brown as a trusted and experienced advisor to anyone looking to develop strategic partnerships.
DAN BRINTNELL, MANAGING DIRECTOR
OVERBAY CAPITAL PARTNERS
I’ve known Geoff professionally for some time and he is someone I trust. His understanding of the unique needs of successful owners of wealth and companies, along with his network, is excellent.
PETER NICHOLSON, FOUNDER and CEO
Having partnered with Bennett Brown, I can truly say that this is a firm that is both professional and creative in their approach to business development, as well as highly responsive and detail-focused. I would recommend their services to anyone looking for bespoke access to the high net worth space
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