Toronto, ON – September 16, 2016 /BusinessWire/ – For the third year in a row, Forum Equity Partners (“Forum” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce they have ranked on PROFIT 500’s ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Canadian Business and PROFIT. Forum ranked No. 255, up over 200 spots since 2015’s ranking of No. 462. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the 28th annual PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.
“Companies become a part of the PROFIT 500 through innovative thinking, smart strategy and sheer grit,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “These firms demonstrate what Canadian entrepreneurs can achieve, both at home and across the globe.”
“Forum is honoured to be featured on the PROFIT 500 ranking for the third year in a row,” says Richard Abboud, Forum Founder and CEO. “Our strong growth reflects our commitment to innovation and the hard work of our talented employees, who continually strive for extraordinary outcomes. We look forward to strengthening our existing partnerships, developing new relationships and expanding in the renewable energy sector as we continue to grow in the future.”
Forum is an alternative asset private capital investor with a focus on infrastructure, energy & renewables, and real estate. The Company has delivered a cumulative return on invested capital in the top 1% of alternative asset managers and now oversees approximately $1.3 billion enterprise value of assets under management. Over the last two decades, Forum has acquired, sold, developed, or bid on a committed financing basis over $3 billion of assets.
As a leading independent developer of Public Private Partnerships (“P3”) and real estate projects in North America, Forum has a track record and a selection rate of greater than 70% on public sector contract bids it has participated in to date. Since Forum’s first investment in the Energy & Renewables market in 2013, the Company has been steadily expanding its investments and expertise. Today, Forum has more than $400 million of capital committed to power and renewables investments, including a leading position in residential rooftop solar as well as development projects in both renewables and transmission across North America.
As Forum celebrates its 20th anniversary this week, the Company continues to build upon its past experience and successes, create value through unconventional thinking and the relentless pursuit of innovation, rapid growth opportunities, and meaningful contributions to the community.
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Forum Equity Partners is an alternative asset private capital investor with a focus on energy & renewables, infrastructure and real estate. Headquartered in Toronto, ON, with an office in Vancouver, BC, and $1.3 billion enterprise value of assets under management, Forum is committed to achieving aggressive growth through investments and partnerships across rapidly emerging industries and markets, with innovative structures and unconventional investment approaches. For more information, please visit: www.forumequitypartners.com.