Why We Do What We Do

Kirchner Group was founded in 1985 on two fundamental premises: every business can be improved and every business should improve the world. Today, the firm is a values-based corporate ecosystem, committed to the integration of “earning and returning”

Who We Are

Kirchner Group is a unique values-based corporate ecosystem maximizing individual and social benefit through our unwavering commitment to the thoughtful integration of 'earning and returning.'

Earning

Every business, and every portfolio of businesses, can be improved. Our ‘earn’ model, based on decades of experience in traditional merchant banking, honing successful businesses and investments, finds the untapped value in companies, and helps them prosper through our process and domain approach.

Returning

Every business should improve the world. Our ‘return’ model includes three integrated components: ‘head’ (sharing the benefit of decades of creating solutions), ‘hip’ (capital) and ‘heart’ (passion to execute and make a difference). When these attributes are applied to social enterprise and philanthropic pursuits, the world becomes a better place.

Advisory

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M&A advisory services and corporate development related advisory services including joint ventures, licensing and distribution agreements.
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Kirchner Operational Services
Operational support services including: assessments, strategy review, workout/turnarounds, restructurings, and interim management to companies and their investors.
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Asset Management

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Provides fund management and fund formation services.
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Meritus Kirchner Capital
Growth capital investments in the industry sectors that drive the rural economy: manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare and energy.
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Provides fund management and fund formation services.
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Philanthropic

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Design, development, implementation and education of Multi Sensory Environments promoting a life without limits for individuals with special needs.
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Enhancing the quality of life for individuals with cognitive, emotional and physical challenges by providing the individual with a carefully selected and trained companion pet.
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Impact Foundation

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Devoted to integrating and promoting business and relevant principles from neuroscience and psychology including related cognitive sciences.
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Impact investment program that harnesses the power of millennials to find, fund and assist promising socially responsible agricultural businesses.
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Customized 'special needs' awareness training for first responders as well as other public service officials, educators and private sector workers.
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NOT SURE WHAT DIRECTION TO GO?

We can help when... your company is at a strategic fork in the road, is operating materially off plan, failing to create appropriate value for all stakeholders or if intervention has been mandated for a company. We can help with many more issues facing businesses...

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Domain Expertise

We have built relevant and critical skills and expertise in all areas of growth, development and creating liquidity events throughout the lifecycle of early and mid market enterprises in each of these domains.

Agriculture & Food

The Agriculture and Food sector is led by innovation and new technologies. In such a vital and constantly changing industry you need the right experts to help you. We offer a proprietary methodology whereby we can support and add value to companies (and their stakeholders) at every stage from start-up to exit.

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Health & Life Sciences

The Health & Life Sciences sector boasts some of the most promising and potentially rewarding early stage companies today. Our industry knowledge paired with our deep experience offer significant value add to companies (and their stakeholders) at any stage of its lifecycle.

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Other domains that we have extensive knowledge and experience in are:

Environmental Technologies | Industrials | Information & Communication Technology

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Testimonials

Kirchner was tenacious in tracking down potential acquirers and their industry experience and contacts were extremely helpful in completing this transaction.
Greg IkonenInterim CEOMendel Biotechnology, Inc.
Kirchner Group expands in Canada with two senior hires. M&A Banker and BDC Banker join firm.
Globe and Mail
Kirchner has an impressive team that very quickly assessed our Company and came up with solid recommendations for the future, including restructuring the staff and providing a path to a successful exit strategy.
Gerry VernerChief Executive OfficerAnyWare Group
Kirchner has a good approach, based on fundamental values and honesty. An approach that is based on people in the businesses which is not the normal approach.
Sylvain MessierVice President FinanceStandard Life
The Kirchner Group is the Mr. Fix-it of the venture capital world.
National Post
We are very pleased to be able to join forces with the Kirchner Group on the Business of Wound Care initiative.
Peter NorrisExecutive Vice PresidentHMP
With the assistance of Kirchner, the company has seen a substantial improvement in both gross margin and EBITDA.
Sheryl HilashAVP Corporate BankingConcentra Financial Services Association
Kirchner was instrumental in the collaborative resolutions to issues that arose throughout the process and relentless in advancing the deal forward to a successful close.
Bernardo LloveraGeneral PartnerExpansion Capital
The Kirchner team provided a significant return on their fee in year 1 with hands on management at our Food Production & (International) Marketing Company.
Joe VidalCEOBioriginal
Kirchner was able to step into a complicated situation involving operational problems, management issues and differing agendas amongst investors and develop a comprehensive, practical turnaround plan… the company was was able to successfully go public representing a significant increase in value. We would use Kirchner Group again without hesitation.
Vincenzo La RuffaSusquehanna International Group, LLP