Canada's Leading Activist Investor

About Us

Smoothwater Capital Corporation focuses on investing its own capital in small to midcap Canadian public compa​​nies where there is an identifiable path to ​significantly improve the share value.​


Smoothwater works to effect change in targeted companies, often collaboratively with institutional and other like-minded investors who hold material positions but are not able to take on the time consuming and costly activist role. 

Our Philosophy

Research

We do our own research to identify potential invesments, seeking companies that have hard assets that we can value, significant impairment in stock price and a pathway to a rapid increase in value, and in which we can make a material investment. 

Collaboration

We work to effect change in targeted companies, often collaboratively with institutional and other like-minded investors who hold material positions but are not able to take on the time consuming and costly activist role. 

Execution

Ideally, the required strategic changes can be negotiated with the current management and board. If not, Smoothwater will seek to change the board and, if needed, management to ensure that the value maximizing strategy is implemented. 

Activist Investments

Equity Financial Holdings Inc.

Equity Financial Holdings Inc. is a private Canadian company. Through its federally regulated and ​​wholly-owned subsidiary, Equity Financial Trust Company, the Corporation offers alternative residential mortgage loans funded primarily through the issuance of retail deposits.​ 

Genesis Land Development Corp.

Genesis Land Development Corp. is an integrated land developer and residential home builder creating innovative and successful communities in the Calgary Metropolitan Area. The common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “GDC”.

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Our Team

Stephen Griggs, CEO

Yousuf Soliman, Analyst

Smoothwater Capital is operated by Garfield Mitchell, Chairman, and Stephen J. ​Griggs, CEO.


Garfield Mitchell, Chairman, is a Toronto based private investor and a director of a number of public, private and charitable entities, including The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and Donner Canadian Foundation.​​

Contact Us

Smoothwater Capital Corporation

 Suite 4610, First Canadian Place

Toronto, Ontario

M5X 1E5​

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