Québec is known for its aerospace leaders, their remarkable capacity for innovation, design, production and technological development. As a result of these strengths, Québec has succeeded in standing out in a global market, and today ranks sixth in the world as a producer after the U.S., France, the U.K., Germany and Japan.

Industry challenges

In order to ensure its long-term growth and to maintain its advantageous market position, the aerospace industry will need to: 

  • Introduce cutting-edge products;
  • Further the emergence of companies that can handle each step of a project (e.g. design, supplier management, financing, assembly);
  • Be prepared with a succession plan;
  • Promote consolidation in order to create bigger players;
  • Increase companies’ financial capacity.

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.


The Fonds offers solutions tailored to your needs.


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)

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 aerospace 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 aerospace industry.


The Fonds de solidarité FTQ has investments in: 

  • AeroFund I & II

The Fonds provides financial support to the following associations: 

  • Association québécoise de l'aérospatiale (AQA)
  • Manufacturiers exportateurs du Québec (MEQ)
  • Sous-traitance industrielle Québec (STIQ)

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Press Release

  • June 7, 2022

    Thrust Capital Partners Launches the First Canadian Private Equity Fund Dedicated to the Aerospace Industry

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