Abacus Private Equity, for over fifteen years, has focused on maximizing cash proceeds to vendors that are selling their assets or shares. Abacus acts as a principal in its transactions, using its time tested principal approach to delivering additional value for vendors. Abacus places a special emphasis on the taxation elements of its transactions, seeking to provide additional value to vendors through efficient transaction structures. Abacus employs some of the leading Canadian tax practitioners in its acquisition operations and enjoys close, long-term relationships with the top tax advisors in the largest Canadian accounting and legal firms.
Abacus is owned by the Hillcore Group (www.HillcoreGroup.com). Since 2005, the Hillcore Group, directly or indirectly through its investment funds, has closed transactions with an aggregate asset value in excess of $7.2 billion with $710 million in 2015 alone. Entities under the Hillcore Group’ management have an asset value in excess of $4.4 billion, as of December 31, 2015. The Hillcore Group has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal, and, in its various groups and portfolio companies, employs approximately 2,500 people throughout Canada.