People Make the Difference

Mercana finds the right people, every time

Mercana is rich in Human Capital

There’s no better resource than great minds

TURNAROUND TALENT

We take on challenging assignments when the viability of the business is at risk. We usually assume the CEO or CRO (Chief Restructuring Officer) position on behalf of the owners and immediately go to work on developing and executing a business transformation process.

INTERIM MANAGEMENT

We can augment gaps in management caused by departures, health issues, or evolving needs of the business.

PROJECT RESOURCES

When specialized resources are needed for an important project, our network affords us the luxury of being able to find the right person to get the job done.

GOVERNANCE

We have experience at designing appropriate board structures for emerging businesses, plus we have the ability to recruit highly qualified directors.

Enduring Success in Business is all about Execution

We Help Businesses When:

Different Skills are Needed

Additional Capacity is Required

A New Style of Leadership is Demanded

Clients Shared

Peter brings a solid business acumen and a sense of reality that many entrepreneurs often just don’t have. Peter’s magic is that he educates you along the way that develops fundamental business value. Whether your company is a start up like mine or a company that is struggling to grow or adjust to significant changes, then I would suggest that you invest some time in meeting Peter and his team at Mercana.

-Brian Monette
Transition-Path Inc., CEO

I have worked with the Mercana people on a number of situations. They are knowledgeable, they are well connected & they get the job done. I highly recommend having a conversation with Mercana.

-Ted Warburton

Mercana gets fully engaged in the project, takes a vested interest in supporting company growth, and keeps focused on strategic partnerships that make the difference.

The long-standing professional expertise and reputation of Mercana’s principals enhanced our credibility and Mercana has become Blue-Zone’s extended arm in sourcing growth capital.

We find Mercana trustworthy, fair, knowledgeable and resourceful and their approach constructive and strategic.  It has been a fruitful relationship of mutual business interest.

-Dushanka Filipovic
Blue-Zone Technologies Ltd., President

Mercana is uniquely positioned to help businesses through access to key people, partnerships and capital. Trust, integrity and a genuine willingness to collaborate towards success is what makes Mercana a special firm.

-Brian Deck
SmoothPay, CEO

The world is becoming more complex and when seeking to minimize the complexity, we turn to Mercana and its pool of talented visionaries who make it simple.  Our business is healthcare, we design, we implement and we manage.  In all cases with our clients throughout the world we are asked to advise and assist on financing and governance – we invariably turn to Mercana for their expertise and it simply works!  I recommend Mercana Growth for its leadership, its ability to finance and most importantly its talented people.

-Marc Kealey

Mercana has not only introduced us to people and businesses on a global scale that are well aligned with our needs, but have provided frequent and well thought through strategic advice and guidance when asked of them.

We strongly feel Mercana is very established and well positioned to help companies with a wide variety of needs across all industries. Lorax Systems Inc. highly recommends Mercana for any stage of your corporate evolution and development.

-John Zafiris
Lorax Systems Inc., Vice President

The principals of Mercana Growth bring decades’ worth of experience allowing them to provide sage advice and valuable industry connections to clients in a world moving at an ever-quickening and more complex pace.

-Marc Mercier

Mercana has for a long time been a very important advisor to my company.  As the business has grown the quality of the advice has always been helpful, and never out of date.  The manner in which it is delivered is on target as well.  As the CEO, I have to be challenged, and Mercana’s combination of insight and business acumen does that in a very professional and thoughtful manner.

-Peter Allen
Electrical Contacts Ltd., President

We have worked with Mercana in several capacities for many years. Mercana has an incredible network of people and firms and they bring great value to their clients. At Flexserv, we look for trust and integrity in the people with whom we do business and Mercana makes us very comfortable with the high standards they have established. We have found it great doing business with Mercana and highly recommend them.

-Jeff Chorlton
Flexserv, President & CEO

Mercana Growth Partners helped us to continue the operation of our now 88 year old company during the recession in 2009 and again when we have financial challenges in 2014. They have provided the right advice and professional services to lead us through our financial and business restructuring. We are now looking forward to a bright and prosperous future in building a great Canadian furniture brand for many years to come.

-Adam Hofmann
BG Furniture Ltd., President

Our offices are located in Hong Kong, and over the last number of years we have experienced significant growth in cross border business between North America and Southeast Asia.  We have referred many matters to Mercana Growth Partners, and each referral has been handled with superior professionalism and vast business acumen.

In the alternative, as well we have found Mercana’s referrals to us to be well packaged and vetted, allowing us to provide a viable solution for services requested.

Mercana is our eyes and ears in North America, and we will continue to utilize their services in the years to come, and we look forward to continuing our mutually successful international business relationship.

-John Martin & Victor Elias
Pan Ocean International Business Limited

For over the last 20 years I have worked with the partners at Mercana Growth Partners and in every case have been extremely impressed with their business knowledge, team spirit and unrelenting desire to help their clients and associates alike. Their professionalism is of the highest calibre and is well known in the industry.

I highly recommend their services to any company that requires any assistance or advice with ANY issue that deals with their business. Mercana has a wealth of professional help management at their fingertips and will reach out to those professionals as the needs are identified.

-David Harding
Sterling Investors Group Ltd.

I have continued to rely for many years on Bill Thomson, Peter Waugh and their associates at Mercana for sound advice in the many diversified corporate markets in which I work. Bill, Peter and the Mercana Associates invariably have the knowledge, experiance and active, current relationships with the key players in a wide range of industry segments to help me make the connections at the level I need to make them to ensure a successful outcome for my clients.

-Ken Winger

Mercana is:

Hands-On

We are not consultants, we prefer acting in a position of responsibility demonstrating leadership and coordinating the deployment of resources.

Experienced

We strive to match the needs of the business with the experience and talents of our Associates group. This leads to a shorter learning curve and faster results.

Entrepreneurial

All Mercana Associates understand our assignments and carry a degree of contingent compensation based on performance.

Highly Capable

Mercana Associates are carefully selected and have impressive records of previous achievement.

Credible

We can help to build credibility with external stakeholders.

Results-Driven

We seek to define success early and then move aggressively to achieve desired results.

Common Situations Where Mercana gets Involved

TURNAROUNDS

Many of our associates have hands on turnaround experience. Many of them are profiled in the associates section. Check them out.

LARGE PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

Add the right skills at the right time to take on what would otherwise be impossible.

TEMPORARY VACANCIES

Finding the right person to replace key vacancies can often be a challenge. We have talented, experienced professionals who can fill gaps until permanent solutions can be found.

MERGERS & ACQUISTIONS

Need a professional M&A veteran to go in and conduct the right level of due diligence, or help with business integration? We have the talent to help achieve desired outcomes.

NEW BUSINESS FORMATION

Take advantage of connecting with others who have start up experience, find partners who can fill gaps and add credibility, plus gain access to a network of professionals.

DESIGNING/STAFFING A BOARD

Whether a Board of Advisors, or a Board of Directors, the counsel, connections, wisdom and oversight can be invaluable. We help design what’s needed and find the best people to fill the roles.