Distribution and consumer goods

BACKGROUND

The distribution and consumer goods industry, which encompasses manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and purchasing groups, has always been very dynamic and competitive in Québec. Its companies operate in a much more competitive environment where increasingly informed consumers are less brand loyal, forcing manufacturers and distributors to step up their efforts to become more creative.

INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

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

  • Globalization, forcing companies to relocate production;
  • Shrinking profit margins;
  • Ongoing broad-based erosion of the manufacturing sector;
  • Increasing imports;
  • Rising gas and shipping & handling costs;
  • Strong currency fluctuations;
  • Direct purchasing by large retailers.

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.

A SPECIALIZED TEAM

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

  • Solid expertise and involvement in the distribution and consumer goods 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.

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