KES 7 Capital Inc. (“KES 7”) was formed in October, 2013 and is a merchant bank that targets bespoke investments for both its own capital and that of its funding partners, that include institutions, family offices and high-net-worth individuals.
Our name is an acronym of “King Edward VII School” (KES 7) – a private, secondary school in the United Kingdom. It was here where our founder’s mother, at great personal sacrifice, sent her son for his education and to equip him so that he could chase his dreams. KES 7 is that dream and we named our firm as a tribute to her.
We specialize in creating and/or finding high-quality, high-growth, public or private companies. Our areas of expertise include cannabis, energy, healthcare, technology, industrials and real estate.
KES 7 is split into 2 divisions:
- KES 7 Merchant Bank: The partners and board at KES 7 invest their own capital directly into companies where we feel there is appropriate alignment with management. Where appropriate we also invite our institutional and family office partners to invest alongside us. We can participate at any level within the capital structure and, once invested, we will advise the company on all aspects of the capital markets, from M&A, debt and equity financings and public listings. KES 7 will only invest where it believes it can be a valued-added partner to the investment.
- KES 7 Trading: We provide liquidity through a “grey market” or “over-the-counter” (OTC) trading operation. This allows “permitted clients” (such as institutional investors) and “accredited” individuals to purchase or sell private company securities. Since inception, KES 7 has traded over 360,000,000 securities in private companies.