About Our Company
We invest in high growth companies with the potential to out execute the competition.
Hardy Capital Partners is a Canadian merchant bank established to foster the growth of young business. Managing over $100 million. Our quest is to help build and grow businesses that have the potential to achieve market leading positions. We are industry agnostic and have no geographic restrictions. We understand and can support businesses by helping them navigate the complex nature of global marketplace.
Hardy Capital seeks returns through equity investments in hyper growth companies. We identify undervalued companies that may have been missed by larger investors. We add value to help the company realize its full valuation potential. Capital markets in micro-cap stocks are “imperfect” at best; and helping smaller undervalued companies get noticed is what we do best.
We have proven expertise in starting, financing, growing and vending business; building a company to a market cap and cash sale of over $430 million in a short time as entrepreneurs. Because we are entrepreneurs at heart we have a unique ability to add value and create a win win strategy to grow business your business.
Meet the Team
Our mission is to help build and grow successful business.
Roger is a seasoned entrepreneur with 15 years’ experience starting and building several technology businesses to successful exits. He is most well-known for founding Canada’s largest and most successful ecommerce company, Coastal Contacts owners of Clearly Contacts, which sold in 2014 after receiving an unsolicited offer for $450 million in cash. He is now Chairman of Hardy Capital Partners and invests in innovative businesses.
Riana joined Roger Hardy in 2009 to provide administrative support; later transitioning to Portfolio Manager during the founding period of Hardy Capital Partners. In addition to the management of the portfolio’s assets and interest she specializes in the addition of new investment opportunities for the fund. Riana holds a BCom from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC as well as a Professional Project Management Certificate from the UBC Sauder School of Business in Vancouver, BC.
Monica is an integral member of the Hardy Capital team. She began working in her capacity as Executive Assistant in 2014 after joining Hardy Capital Partners. Monica is an organizational extraordinaire and manages multiple competing priorities. Prior to joining Hardy Capital, she spent 8 years at Coastal Contacts Inc. playing a significant role in the finance department. Monica has a background in finance and received her Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University.
RDM Corporation (TSX: RC)
Provider of Solutions to E-commerce and Payment Processing Industries
RDM just announced its sale to Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) for C$5.45 per share, a 14% premium to its last closing price. RDM is a niche supplier to the payment processing industry focusing on remote deposit capture. We were initially drawn to the idea given its recurring revenue model, best in class product and asset light business model which led to significant free cash flow generation.
TIER REIT (NYSE: TIER)
Real Estate Investment Trust
Based out of Dallas, TIER REIT Inc. focuses on investing in high quality office properties across the United States. They are undergoing an interesting portfolio transformation and are trading at a significant discount to its NAV over the past couple months.
Quality Built to Last
A leading supplier of non-discretionary replacement parts for the automotive aftermarket. The company is a low cost supplier in the rotating electric, wheel hub and brake master cylinder product categories that serve most of the large automotive aftermarket retailers. We believe MPAA is currently undervalued at approximately 6x EBITDA, especially in light of its multiple opportunities, including market share gains from competitors, possible expansion into the burgeoning turbocharger end market, margin expansion and M&A.
Canada's first mobile marketplace of endless possibilities
GoFetch is an on demand marketplace that currently connects dog owners with fully-vetted dog service providers. GoFetch is building a mobile-first marketplace where consumers can find highly tailored services and contractors can find an opportunity.
Discover and book authentic adventures led by local guides
Guiides.com is a marketplace for discovering your next outdoor adventure and booking a local guide to take you there. Book your next team excursion on Guiides.com.
The Best Food Delivered to Your Office
Foodee works with the city's best restaurants to provide delicious, healthy, and sustainable food to the best teams. We believe every meal should be made with fresh, local ingredients and always provide exceptional taste. Eating great food with your team improves communication, productivity, and most importantly provides quality team time.
Online Furniture Shopping in Canada
One of the fastest growing online furniture retailers with annual sales exceeding US $100 million. With over 75,000 SKUs, Cymax is a leader in online sales for all items home and office. We are located in Burnaby, BC, Canada and sell to customers in the United States and Canada. Internet Retailer Magazine ranked Cymax within the Top 200 e-tailers in the world in both 2011 and 2012.
Rent Outdoor Gear from Locals
Creating a world of unlimited access to adventure by allowing people to rent outdoor adventure gear off of locals. ShareShed is referred to as Airbnb for equipment such as kayaks, standup paddle boards, tents and other outdoor adventure items.
Un-CreditCard your Life
Mogo is a unique finance company which allows consumers to spend wisely by offering a full range of personal loans to meet their financial needs. The goal for Mogo is to help Canadians save $1 billion in credit card interest and loan fees.
Accept all forms of payment. Anytime. Anywhere.
Payfirma is an award winning payments company that helps businesses accept credit and debit cards online, in stores, and on mobile devices. Payfirma’s cloud-based payment platform keeps all transaction data in one place, making it simple for businesses to use their sales data to make smarter business decisions about their customers, products and employees.
The Better Way to Buy Eyewear
The world's fastest growing distributor of contact lenses; with offices in 4 countries on 3 continents with more than 5 million active customers and more than 1 billion in cumulative sales. Investment in Coastal has doubled 9 times since initial investment in 2000. Coastal.com achieved a market cap in excess of $430 million cash at strategic exit to Essilor of France, a $25 billion public company. The fund owned more than 10% at exit.
Acquired in 2004 for $11 million and sold for more than $100 million in 2014. After an upgrade to the management team in 2008 Lensway saw growth to 90% brand awareness in 2012. Sales of contact lenses grew to one of every three contact lenses sold in Sweden, Norway or Finland online and offline.
In the News
Roger Hardy, CEO win Entrepreneur of the Year 2016: Consumer Technology
Source: BC Business
September 30, 2016