Smoothwater Capital Corporation focuses on investing its own capital in small to midcap Canadian public companies 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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”.
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.
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