Agri-food

BACKGROUND

Québec boasts a large agri-food industry that despite some challenges is doing well thanks to its ability to compete and its many growing niche markets such as organic foods, functional foods, neutraceuticals, energy drinks, “terroir” products, and exotic foods.

INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

In order to ensure its long-term growth and to maintain its advantageous market position, the agri-food industry will have to address the following challenges:  

  • Retail concentration;
  • Competition from foreign multinationals in response to which agri-food businesses must boost productivity and reduce prices in order to stay in the game;
  • Changing consumer tastes and a growing foreign population, hence a need for novel products;
  • Rising demand for private label products.

WHERE THE FONDS FITS IN

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ leverages its expertise, capital and vast network to:

  • Provide financial and strategic support to companies seeking to maximize their growth;
  • Allow companies to capitalize on market opportunities to develop value-creating projects;
  • Help create and keep jobs in Québec.
INVESTMENT PRIORITIES

FINANCING

The Fonds offers solutions tailored to your needs.

FINANCING SOLUTIONS

The Fonds tailors its offer to match the individual needs of its partner companies. We offer patient capital that takes into account the challenges businesses face and the time they need to see their projects to fruition. 

Our flexible financing options include: 

  • Equity financing (common or preferred shares)
  • Unsecured debt, requiring no collateral (debenture)
FINANCING CRITERIA

The Fonds gives priority to businesses that satisfy, among others, the following criteria:

  • Competent, dynamic and credible teams with operating experience;
  • Shareholders and officers receptive to investors, alliances and partnerships; 
  • Sound business plans and concepts;
  • Promising market and profitability outlook;
  • Competitive advantages;
  • Preservation and creation of lasting jobs.

SPECIALIZED TEAM

There are many advantages to partnering with our team, including: 

  • Solid expertise in the agri-food industry;
  • Financing tailored to your needs;
  • A multidisciplinary, seasoned and available team;
  • Strategic support in the short, medium and long terms;
  • Proactive and close by.

INVOLVEMENT IN THE INDUSTRY

The Fonds is actively involved in the agri-food industry.

SPECIALIZED FUNDS

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ has investments in: 

  • Capitale financière agricole
  • Fonds d'intervention pour la relève agricole (FIRA)
INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

The Fonds provides financial support to the following associations:  

  • Conseil de la transformation agroalimentaire (CTAC)
  • Association québécoise des distributeurs de fruits et légumes (AQDFL)
  • SIAL Montréal
  • Cintech agroalimentaire

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Press Release

  • June 28, 2017

    $200 million investment in La Coop fédérée by the Banque Nationale, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Fondaction, and Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins

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