• We specialize in preparing businesses for sale in order to improve value

  • We have experience in a wide range of businesses, sectors and geographies

  • We leverage our contacts to add value to our clients and investment opportunities

  • We have strong international experience

  • We have extensive experience in operations, finance and transactions

Skills and Experience

We have experience in a wide range of industries. Our knowledge extends to industrial and power distribution products, software, security, payment systems, distribution, service, consumer products and manufacturing.

We are able to contribute meaningfully to investment decisions and/or the development of sound business plans, whether as an advisory partner or an investment partner.

Some of the elements that Monashee brings to the table include:

  • Broad range of business and operating experience in a variety of industries in both private and public companies
  • Foundation of a strong and broad network of contacts and relationships
  • Ability to structure financing flexibly to meet the requirements of the situation
  • Experience in executing acquisitions, mergers and restructurings
  • Track record of growing businesses and being a trusted advisor
  • Experience in fostering strong management and industry relationships

As required, Monashee also draws upon a strong group of professionals with diverse skill sets that are able to provide assistance and expertise to a variety of businesses and industries. Where appropriate it often partners with successful senior executives and entrepreneurs to ensure access to broad experience.

Our President

Kevin Budd, B.A.Sc., PEng, MBA

Kevin founded Monashee in 2003. He has advised on a wide variety of strategic and corporate finance mandates over the last two decades and has served on a variety of private advisory boards for businesses and family offices.

Kevin was previously a Senior Officer and Vice President of Methanex Corp. Over a 10-year period he gained strong operating and financial experience assisting the development of Methanex into a global leader. The diversity of his roles at Methanex included Vice President, Corporate Development; Vice President, Business Development; Director of Manufacturing; Director Investor Relations and Corporate Communications; Manager, Global Marketing and Logistics; Director, Ocelot Ammonia Company.  Kevin offers a strong track record of results in operations, manufacturing and sales leadership and negotiating transactions in North America, Europe and Asia. Previous to that he served in a variety of international sales and marketing roles in the specialty metals and chemicals industries.

Kevin received a B.A.Sc. (Honors) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA through the University of British Columbia and the London Business School (UK).

He has also completed advanced management programs through Mahler Executive Leadership, the Center for Creative Leadership, Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Harvard Business School.

Kevin has also completed the Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Program through CSI.


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Monashee advised us through the process of selling our business to a large international business. We were very pleased with the outcome and have praise for the expertise and guidance that was provided. We felt that Kevin always had our interests at heart.

  Eric and Joann Byres, Founders of Byres Security Inc., Nanaimo, British Columbia

We have worked with Monashee on a number of transactions and view the firm as a trusted resource.

  Steven Lukas - Partner, Harper Grey LLP

Kevin was an engaged and supportive Board member for our business since it was founded until it was sold to TC Transcontinental. 

  Marc Bray, President & CEO - Flexstar Packaging Inc., Richmond, BC

Kevin has been a supportive board member and advisor to Ryan Mortgage, Manchester Investments, and the Blue Stripe Financial. Assets under management are now greater than $1 Billion. In addition, Kevin is a trusted advisor to the parent company AMUR Financial. 

  Kurt Wipp, Chairman, AMUR Financial, Delta, British Columbia

We used Monashee on a wide variety of projects ranging from negotiating acquisition opportunities to assessing the business plans of various operating divisions. Kevin is a trusted executive resource and advisor.

  Fred Kaiser, Founder of the Alpha Group of Companies

Monashee advised us through our successful acquisition of Outback Power Systems and NavSemi Energy PTE, from the preparation of the LOIs through leading our due diligence process and negotiating the final agreements. Monashee provided structure and discipline during the acquisitions and in the planning of the subsequent integration. Kevin is able to manage a transaction from the beginning to end.

  Drew Zogby, President, Alpha Technologies Inc., Bellingham, Washington State