We like assisting management or directors to examine the opportunities for growth that may present themselves, and help articulate what gaps exist, and how those can be addressed.
We work with you to determine what is the appropriate size of funds required by a sources and uses analysis and help create a plan to achieve funding
M&A projects may be stand alone targets or surface from a funding engagement. We make sure you are ready for either option.
We become your partners in Canada to assist in the exploration of what Capital Markets avenues may exist of your firm. We conduct an analysis of your current operations and then work on a plan to quickly survey financial participants in Canada to see if there is interest in proceeding.
Our team background includes senior operating management experience as well as extensive investment experience. The principal of NorthCrest has been involved in a broad range of operating activities through a number of business cycles. In addition, our internal resources are enhanced by our network of relationships with operating executives and investment partners.
Mark Lawrence received his designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1990 and has been a registered Professional Engineer since 1985. Mr. Lawrence previously worked in leading North American retail and institutional brokerage firms between 1987 and 1997, including being a Director of Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon Ltd, a VP of Midland Walwyn Capital Inc., and the Senior Technology Analyst at Prudential-Bache Securities Inc. Check Mark out on Linkedin.com.
Mr. Lawrence has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Queens University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business. He was also a Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum in Toronto.
Our team of professionals uniquely has both operational and capital markets experience covering finance, investment banking, marketing, research, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate development.
Every client engagement is a partnership for us. In order to produce maximum results and identify the best plan of action, we incorporate the thoughts, ideas, vision, and brainpower of management and the company’s stakeholders.
We can be retained without the traditional disruption of big consulting firms that could have negative perception issues both internally and external to the company.
With our experience, we can provide a very quick overview of a company’s situation, leading to a constructive plan of action for review by the corporate stakeholders.
NorthCrest is able to extend competitive bill rates to our clients. We are able to provide quick workshops to educate management on an issue, or provide quick feedback on readiness to use capital markets. Our engagements can have several elements, with a review at the junction to determine if the next phase is appropriate.
Mr. Lawrence has also provided capital markets assistance to the following firms while engaged at prior firms: