Founded almost 30 years ago, Westcap is a leading private equity and venture capital fund manager based in Saskatchewan. Through its comprehensive approach to fund management, the company builds long-term value for investors by aligning identified capital sources with investment opportunities to create unique and highly successful niche investment funds.
Westcap has grown to more than half a billion in assets under management and has invested in more than 200 growth companies across a broad range of industry sectors. The company manages a diverse and distinct group of funds, such as Golden Opportunities Fund, HeadStart on a Home, and the Westcap MBO Investment LP.
“Westcap’s diverse expertise ensures that we meet the specific needs of clients and sets us apart from traditional fund managers,” says Grant Kook, president, CEO and founder. The company’s success was built on a solid platform of investment experience and partnerships. “We’ve established a premier team of business professionals, including a senior executive team with more than a century of investment management expertise,” Kook says. “We focus on sustainable, long-term partnerships and work alongside partners to provide the right balance of strategic, operational and financial support to enhance value.”
Westcap has a long history of philanthropy and supports many initiatives that strengthen the province. “We’re very pleased to support Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation,” says Kook. “It’s extremely important to have optimal healthcare services. As a long-standing past director and former chair of the Children’s Hospital Foundation, this is something I hold near and dear to my heart.”
From corporate donations, sponsorships and partnerships, to board and committee participation, Westcap’s commitment to community involvement is evident. For example, it includes Huskie Athletics, United Way of Saskatoon and Area, Saskatoon Friendship Inn, RUH Foundation, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, Saskatoon Community Foundation, Canadian Red Cross, SREDA, Parkinson Canada, Advocis North Central Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Minor Hockey and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon.
“We’re proud of the impact and long-term relationships created over the years,” says Kook. “We look forward to continuing to strengthen Saskatchewan by giving back to the community through our philanthropy and volunteer involvement.”