Newspaper Articles

National Post – Financial Post

 

November 19, 2007

U.S. MID-CAP EQUITY FIRMS WANT SLICE OF CANADIAN PIE

By Karen Mazurekwich

“Despite the spectre of a shake-out in the market, mid-level private equity firms continue to look for deals in Canada.”

 

May 30, 2006

AUTO PARTS SECTOR LURES U.S. INVESTORS 

By Nicholas Van Praet

“U.S. private equity investors are swooping in on Canadian auto parts companies to champion the survivors in the sector’s dramatic consolidation over the past 15 years, industry players say…”

 

January 9, 2004

ZED’S TARGET MARKET: C$ CASUALTIES 

By Scott Adams

“Leon Raubenheimer of ZED Financial Partners reviews about 25 distressed Canadian businesses a quarter. What stood out in the last quarter was that about half of them were distressed because of the Canadian dollar…”

 

Globe and Mail – Report On Business

 

March 13, 2013

HOW TO MARKET AN ICE WINE THAT CAN’T BE CALLED ‘ICE WINE’

By Adrian Brijbassi

A technicality prevents Georgian Hills Vineyards from calling its product ice wine; Barry O’Neill, Managing Partner of ZED Financial Partners provides a few solutions to overcome this business challenge.

 

October 26, 2004

NEW BOUTIQUE ZED OFFERS DEBT-LINKED FUNDING 

By Andrew Willis

“When you consider that our American friends have come up with 57 varieties of ketchup and over 1,000 flavours of ice cream, can you imagine how many types of financing are available in the U.S. capital market…”

 

 

MAGAZINE ARTICLES

Canadian Manufacturing / Canadian Metalworking / Jobber News Magazine

 

August 2012

WHEN THE BANK SAYS NO

By Mark Borkowski interviewing Barry O’Neill

“I spoke to one of my colleagues in the Financing arena and sought his advice. Barry O’Neill, the Managing Zed Financial Partners. He had this advice,   “Some of the most disheartening circumstances we’ve seen have involved management becoming” blindsided by their traditional financial partners. A business owner can have a long-standing relationship (along with shining credit rating and excellent margins) with a traditional lender and still find their loan called, or “no-brainer” requests for further capital declined. Changing market conditions, concerns around exposure to industry sectors and risk management strategies can change a traditional lender’s interest in a client and the effects can be devastating.”

 

Lab Business Magazine

 

May/June 2008

THE SECRET TO ACCESSING KNOWLEDGEABLE CAPITAL: A FINANCING PRIMER FOR LIFE SCIENCE COMPANIES.

By Barry O’Neill

“Financing is essentially a negotiation strung out over a few months. The negotiations begin before and end after a term sheet has been presented. Having adequate time and being able to walk away creates leverage and tips the balance of power in your favour.”

 

Metalworking Magazine

 

July 2007

CROSS BORDER CAPITAL: US FINANCING READILY AVIALABLE FOR CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS 

By Barry O’Neill

“There is nothing ‘foreign’ about working with the ideal financial partner, no matter where they’re located. In today’s climate, US financiers provides a compelling case for Canadian manufacturers.”

 

Canadian Business Online

 

March 23, 2007

PRIVATE EQUITY FOR THE REST OF US 

By Zena Olijnyk

“Sure, there are a lot of private equity firms out there, looking for places to park investors’ money as they search for opportunities that will bring them annual returns of somewhere between 20% and 30%. But how does a small or mid-size Canadian firm maybe one that’s struggling to survive or looking for money to grow or make an acquisition get its hands on some of that cash..”

 

IN Business Windsor

 

March 2007

RECESSION PROOFING – HOW TO REMAIN LIQUID DURING SLOWDOWNS IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY 

By Leon Raubenheimer, Guest Columnist

“The first of the self-professed experts have begun to announce the arrival of a manufacturing recession here in Canada, due to a strong dollar, rising energy costs, a slowdown in the U.S. economy and the continued pressures of offshore manufacturing. And even though there is no official evidence to support these claims, this kind of talk is enough to make even the healthiest business owner feel unnerved.”

 

Business Niagara Financial Matters

 

Winter 2006 Volume 11 Issue 5

NON-TRADITIONAL FINANCING: WHAT TO DO WHEN THE BANK SAYS NO 

By Leon Raubenheimer, Guest Columnist

In the business of investment banking we are exposed to all kinds of difficult situations that business owners can face. Sometimes our clients’ need for financing is driven by an unexpected business or sector slowdown, other times poor management is the culprit. But more often than you might think a need for capital will arise as a result of a breakdown of existing credit facilities through no real fault of the borrower…”

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