ABOUT US

Investing differently

NAMAKOR Holdings is the right solution for SME owners and managers who want to grow their business and are looking for an alternative source of funding. In addition to investing in promising businesses, NAMAKOR Holdings provides them with constant operational support and enables them to enjoy a comprehensive business relations network, which guarantees the quality of the support and the creation of value.

NAMAKOR Holdings’ goal is to foster the growth of businesses in which it invests and stimulate their business activities to increase their long-term value.

"When NAMAKOR Holdings invests in a business, it’s more about commitment than involvement."

Patrick Dussault

How

NAMAKOR Holdings acts as an active majority investor (buy out) by buying more than 50% of the company shares or as an active minority investor.

Regardless of the scenario, you always receive tailored advice on how to improve the management of your operations.

NAMAKOR Holdings stands out because of its process and systematically implements a strategic plan and ensures its execution. Our team also works on optimizing operations and building a sound funding structure.

Furthermore, NAMAKOR Holdings sees to it that you are put into contact with anyone likely to promote your business development and future acquisitions.

INVESTING WITH A DIFFERENCE

Being passionate is a prerequisite

You believe in your business! It’s in a growth phase (interesting potential for organic growth and acquisitions). You need help ensuring your succession, buying a new business or developing new markets.

NAMAKOR Holdings is there to support and guide you:

  • Participation in the development of the business strategy;
  • Research and analysis of market development opportunities;
  • Operational support;
  • Support of merger and acquisition activities.

With NAMAKOR Holdings, you create value. We let you take action while helping you fulfill your growth ambitions, because we’re entrepreneurs ourselves.

"We let you take action while fulfilling your growth ambitions."

Stéphane Huot

Choosing the right path

Thanks to a recognized expertise in business acquisition and proven experience in the management and growth of various businesses, we quickly evaluate the business opportunities presented to us. When we decide to invest, we take one of the following actions:

  • Control investment – business acquisition (buy-out);
  • ACTIVE minority investment.
Conditions necessary for NAMAKOR Holdings to intervene:
  • Businesses with sales ranging from 20 to $70M;
  • Leaders in a niche market;
  • Significant growth potential (sales and acquisitions);
  • Competent and dynamic management team in place, one that is focused on growth and profitability;
  • Activities focused on the light manufacturing or service distribution sector;
  • Businesses located in Canada and USA.

Let’s talk!

" There’s no entrepreneurial character but it takes character to be an entrepreneur. "

- PETER DRUCKER

THE TEAM

Patrick Dussault

Patrick Dussault

Senior Partner, President

Patrick Dussault, an entrepreneur at heart, has been in business for close to 20 years. As an investor, he has participated in the acquisition of various SMEs and, as an owner, actively contributed to their growth on the national and international scene. This business enthusiast also evolved in the banking world, namely at BMO and National Bank.

Through his leading role at NAMAKOR Holdings, this visionary takes concrete action by sharing his skills, experience and extensive network of contacts with the top management of North American businesses.

An administration graduate from UQAM, Patrick Dussault also has a diploma in financial analysis and has received training at McDonald’s University, the fast food restaurant giant.

Stéphane Huot

Stéphane Huot

Senior Partner

As a former member of the Control Management team at Bombardier Transport and Vice-President of Johnvince Foods, Stéphane Huot is the executive vice-president of the board of Termaco, GGI Solutions and GelPac Inc., Canadian companies that has experienced exceptional growth under his leadership. This operations professional ensures that the business reaches its full potential.

One of Stéphane’s key strengths is knowing how to to build a strong team and managing to put forward the skills and synergy of his teams to optimize productivity and performance.

Recognized by his peers for his keen sense of analysis and innate talent in the art of developping strategies that will play an essential role in the growth of a business, Stéphane Huot has a diploma in administration from UQAM. Throughout the years, he gained solid experience in management, finance and operational control.

Noémie Ouellet-Gendron, CPA, CA

Noémie Ouellet-Gendron, CPA, CA

Vice president

A seasoned M&A specialist and forensic accountant, Noémie Ouellet-Gendron is a trusted counsel having contributed to many successful major M&A and divestiture assignments for both open and private equity funds during her years with Richter LLP and Richter Consulting Services.

Her quick understanding of strategic issues along with her deep analytical skills and thoroughness make of Noémie a pivotal partner in the tasks of evaluating with precision the earnings and the working capital of the companies involved as well as successfully completing the due diligence process.

Holding a Bachelor of commerce (B. Com.) as well as a Specialized Graduate Diploma in accounting (S.G.D.A) from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Mrs. Ouellet-Gendron plays a major role in the success and growth of NAMAKOR Holdings

Miro Yaghi

Miro Yaghi

Miro Yaghi is a seasoned, experienced leader holding a Masters degree in industrial Engineering (M. Eng), a Masters in business administration (MBA) and a certified accountant CPA. Throughout his career he built up an impressive track record. As such he has occupied strategic positions and leading roles in companies of international scope active in various industries, notably, aerospace, railways, banking, and in the manufacturing and distribution sectors.

He is recognized by his peers as being results oriented and a strategic leader for business development and for optimizing business execution. Miro will invest his skills, energy and leadership in order to lead and accelerate the growth of Termaco.

Eric Saint-Jacques

Eric Saint-Jacques

A seasoned business leader with a proven track record, Eric’s comprehensive Sales and International business development career covered the telecommunications (Inmarsat, Teleglobe), e-commerce (Mediagrif) and enterprise application (Infor) fields. He further developed his expertise by managing engineering groups (software and hardware) as well as directing manufacturing and supply chain operations in the electronic and digital media fields. As general manager of TouchTunes, Eric was a key member of the team that managed its turn-around and its high value sale to Soros and Searchlight Capital Partners.

Namakor Holdings will benefit from his expertise in the areas of businesses with accelerated growth and those operating in multicultural markets.

Eric’s college education in Sciences was rounded up with studies in psychology at Mc Gill University and Business Administration at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Alain Robillard, CPA, CA

Alain Robillard, CPA, CA

With more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing field, Alain Robillard rose from the position of comptroller to become CEO. Companies under his management enjoyed exceptional growth and were recognized as models of integrity within the industry. President and general manager of Gelpac Inc., he ensures that each stakeholder contributes to the achievement of the strategic plan.

A key strength of this manager with a keen long-term vision, is the quality of his leadership. Day-in, day-out he strives to optimize the synergy of his teams in order to efficiently reach bold targets.

To his open mind and multidisciplinary skills, Alain adds a diploma in administration from l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and holds the CPA and CA certifications from l’Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec.

FINANCIERS AND MANAGERS

Partnering with NAMAKOR Holdings also means having privileged access to certain management tools and a comprehensive network of professionals who can assist you in the development of your business. Whether it’s for marketing, communications, promotion, business law or taxation, we work with the best. We help you take on your daily challenges to meet and even exceed your goals.

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