Machinery and equipment

BACKGROUND

The machinery and equipment industry is home to companies involved in the production, assembly or distribution of machinery or equipment for sale to businesses for use in their manufacturing activities. Low productivity and fierce competition from abroad have made it imperative for companies to invest in cutting-edge technology for its equipment in order to stay in the game.

INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

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

  • A decrease in exports due to the strong Canadian dollar;
  • Less capital spending by customers due to the economic situation;
  • The need to upgrade equipment in order to become more competitive;
  • The increasing prevalence of robotics;
  • Utilization of new materials.

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 machinery and equipment 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 machiney and equipment industry.

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

The Fonds provides financial support to the following associations:

  • Manufacturiers exportateurs du Québec
  • Sous-traitance industrielle Québec (STIQ)

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