Penguin Power develops pitches, sources and negotiates with equity and debt investors, enables mid-market transactions including mergers and acquisitions, and invests in selected companies.
1. Creating an Investment Portfolio: Jaret developed and oversaw a venture fund at the Perth Community Futures that invested in over 100 local entrepreneurs, setting records for speed of investments and lowest write-off rates.
“Jaret is a strong leader able to take a brand new company from start-up to industry leader in their category. Jaret’s drive, determination and business development skills would be a huge asset to any team.” Michael McCourt, President, D&D Automation Inc. and Founding Board Member of the Perth Community Futures Development Corporation.
2. Structuring and Negotiating the Sale of a Business: Penguin Power coached Jayson through identification of the options for valuing and structuring the sale of his business, and potential unforeseen pitfalls in the transition.
“Selling my first business was overwhelming to say the least. Jaret broke down the process in laymen’s terms from the structure of the deal to the negotiations. I can confidently say that with Jaret’s help (and I personally wouldn’t trust anyone else), I got at least twice as much for my business, and more importantly, I had the comfort of knowing that the deal was done properly” Jayson Gaignard, founder Tickets Canada
3. Arranging Difficult Start-Up and Expansion Financing: Jaret constructed a multi-partner loan for first stage financing, sourced and enabled a second round of growth financing and appeared as the ‘financier’ on CBC Venture.
“If you get the chance to be involved in business with Jaret, do it! You will not find anyone better to be involved with. It’s my pleasure to highly recommend him.” Wayne Parker, Owner, SkyShed Observatories and 5 Time Juno Award Winning Bass Player for Glass Tiger