Sources of private sector financing

Find out about the financial services that respond to the needs of your business. Browse the list of private sector associations below to find members who provide debt and equity financing to businesses.

Debt financing

Debt financing means borrowing money. If you are looking to start or expand a business, to finance your operations, or to buy or lease equipment, members of the following organizations may be able to help.

Equity financing

Look beyond traditional banks. Private equity financing or capital funds represent an investment in your company and an alternative method to raise the money you need to innovate and grow your business. Members of these associations may help.

  • First Angel Network
    Only Applies to : New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island
    Need assistance to help grow your promising business? Find out more about requesting funding from a group of Atlantic angel investors.
  • New Brunswick Innovation Foundation
    Only Applies to : New Brunswick
    Find out how this independent corporation could help you get the research funding or venture capital you need to develop your innovative idea.
  • Golden Opportunities Fund Inc.
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    Find out if your business is eligible to receive capital from this fund to grow or to create a successful succession plan to turn your equity into cash.
  • Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
    Search for potential investors by sector category: life sciences, information technology, other technologies, and traditional.
  • Réseau Capital - Québec Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
    Only Applies to : Quebec
    Support the growth of your innovative small business with equity and venture capital from members of this organization.
  • Saskatchewan Capital Network
    Only Applies to : Saskatchewan
    If you have a Saskatchewan startup or growth-focused business, the Network can connect you with potential investors who are looking for good investment opportunities.

Other private sector sources of financing

There are other sources of private sector financing to consider. These include merchant bankers, international trade financing companies, and specialized financial institutions such as insurance companies, commercial mortgage lenders, and specialty equipment financing organizations.

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