• 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 have experience with financings, acquisitions and divestitures as small as $1 million to international transactions approaching $3 billion.

We are able to contribute meaningfully to the making of investment decisions as well as the development of sound business and strategic plans. Whether as an advisory partner or an investment partner, we have the expertise and experience to be of value.

Some of the elements that Monashee and PSVI bring 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 business sellers' objectives
  • 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 specialized businesses and industries. In addition, where appropriate we often partner with successful senior executives and entrepreneurs from both public and private enterprises to ensure that we have access to the best minds available. Complimentary skill sets bring valuable perspective to business operations, strategy, and financial performance.

Our President

Kevin Budd, B.A.Sc., P.Eng, MBA

Kevin founded Monashee Capital Corp. and Pacific Southshore Ventures Inc. in 2003. 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 the global leader in methanol production and sales. The diversity of his roles at Methanex included Vice President, Corporate Development with responsibility for leading transaction and capital markets activities; Vice President, Business Development; Director of Manufacturing; Director Investor Relations and Corporate Communications; Manager, Global Marketing and Logistics; Director, Ocelot Ammonia Company; and Corporate Development Executive, CEO’s group. Prior to Methanex, he was with Timminco Limited where he had various international sales and marketing roles in specialty metals and adhesives.

Kevin offers a strong track record of results in operations, manufacturing and sales leadership and negotiating transactions in North America, Europe and Asia. He also sits on a number of advisory boards and boards of directors.

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

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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

I have worked with Kevin Budd on a number of M&A transactions over the past 20 years. He is a strong and trusted professional resource.

  Ted Koffman - Partner McCarthy Tetrault, Vancouver, BC

Monashee successfully structured the transaction to acquire the Canadian assets of Compower Systems Inc. to enable ATL to expand its service capabilities.

  Sam Wong - Former CFO, ATL, Vancouver, BC

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 Bluestripe Fund. Assets under management are near $600 million. In addition, Kevin is a trusted advisor to the AMUR Capital parent company. 

  Kurt Wipp, Chairman, AMUR Capital, 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.

  Mark Schnarr, Former CEO, Alpha Technologies Ltd., Burnaby, British Columbia

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

The guidance provided by Monashee facilitated our ability to obtain appropriate shareholder financing and assisted our Board to improve corporate governance.

  Chris Giffin, Founder, 30 Forensics, Toronto, Ontario