Growth Capital & Transition Capital

When our SMEs prosper, all of Quebec prospers.

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200 million

dollars invested 

Projects of

growth, transfer and purchase

More than

245 private investors

National Bank Private Investment™: Your partners in business

We support your growth and the local economy

Our SMEs deserve the best partners. A collaborator who proposes concrete solutions, who creates growth opportunities and who puts their network of contacts to work for the benefit of entrepreneurs. This is why National Bank Private Investment™ exists.

We are a seasoned team specializing in private equity investments, making minority equity investments in eligible SMEs with the aim to establish a solid partnership. We leverage our extensive network as well as our technical and operational expertise to help companies find exceptional growth opportunities.


The benefits of doing business with us 

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An experienced team with world-class expertise

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Long term investments

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Solid business network

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Close and personal support

The National Bank SME growth fund: An innovative model

Our new financing offer has one objective: to participate in the growth and development of Quebec companies in order to help support our economy.

You have the control

  • You remain in control of your operations 
  • You have greater flexibility in the repayment schedule

A long-term partnership

  • Targeted investments between $500,000 and $15 million 
  • Patient capital that allows you to undertake ambitious projects at your own pace

Flexible financing

  • Strengthen your overview and initiate new growth
  • Combine your funds with those of new minority shareholders

Numerous projects funded

  • Modernization, digitization
  • Expansion, working capital
  • Transfer of business
  • Purchase of competitors and more


Are you ready to finance your business and accelerate its growth?

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Solutions for every stage of development


Your company is well established, and you want to increase its competitive potential? 

Whether it's for a digital turnaround, acquisition, expansion, innovation or working capital projects, you need a partner capable of offering you financing and a network of experts to help you undertake your ambitious projects



Are you an entrepreneur that’s ceding control?

Our experts understand that this is a crucial step in the life of an entrepreneur. This is why our team is highly qualified to accompany you in your transfer process in order to help you sustain the profitability of your business.


You wish to invest by purchasing a company?

Whether it's for a merger or an acquisition, our team will accompany you every step of the way. Trust our experts, who have decades of experience, to help you manage your takeover or market consolidation project.

We care about your projects

A sustainable financing solution

We are proud to offer a new sustainable tool for our local SMEs in order to help them continue to grow. 

Our approach starts by listening to management teams, rather than making assumptions. Whatever your objective, we do what we can to help you, the entrepreneurs and management teams, achieve the ideal outcome for your business.

A team of seasoned experts

Our team, composed exclusively of senior investment specialists, will accompany you every step of the way to ensure the success of your project.

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Eligibility criteria


  • Assets less than $200 million or net worth less than $100 million 
  • Investment requested from $500,000 to $15 million 
  • Competent managers with a detailed business plan and project plan 
  • Growth prospects 
  • Private company and adequate capital structure 
  • Profitable in the last 2 years out of the last 3 years or sustained and significant sales growth over this period


  • Start-up or earlier stage 
  • Restatement, except for companies already in the fund's portfolio
  • Refinancing of existing bank debts unless the project meets the selection criteria 
  • Sale, production or distribution related to sexual exploitation 
  • Manufacture and sale of arms, ammunition or controlled goods (non-compliant businesses) 
  • Trade with sanctioned or prohibited countries or residents and illegal activities 
  • Casinos or other gambling, combat sports, racing or similar activities
  • Production, sale or distribution of tobacco and drugs (including cannabis)
  • Primary agricultural sector
  • Finance and insurance sector
  • Real estate sector
  • Legal services
  • Accounting firms
  • Public relations, advertising and media services
  • Retail sector and similar activities
  • Personal services
  • Any activity whose main subject is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (religion, politics, advocacy, etc.)

Legal notes

TM NATIONAL BANK PRIVATE INVESTMENT is a trademark of National Bank of Canada.

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