Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit passed down from generation to generation, the Walter Group has flourished for nearly 70 years. Beginning as an industrial company that grew into a leader of its industry, we are now a fully-fledged investment firm.

 

Our ecosystem

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We leverage our capital and entrepreneurial expertise to open up new horizons for promising businesses

Walter Financial invests in both public and private equity markets. Our permanent capital base and long-term investment horizon enables us to become a true business partner for the companies in which we invests. Our teams comprise portfolio managers with hands-on experience enabling them to look beyond technical market analyses and meaningfully contribute to the success of the companies in our portfolio. Walter Financial knows how to build businesses and create value.

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We select business leaders to invest in public markets with a long-term vision

The public markets team seeks the long-term growth of its capital by investing in the leaders of today and tomorrow while seeking the best operators and the best business models. Taking advantage of its permanent capital, they foster an investment vision of five to 10 years, in line with the development of its portfolio companies. By performing deep bottom-up analyses, they have full knowledge of their portfolio companies.

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We provide capital and the support of seasoned managers to drive the growth of our portfolio companies

Walter Capital Partners’ investments go beyond providing growth capital to businesses. The team fosters long-term growth and sustainable value creation by providing its companies with timely support from vetted business leaders and seasoned investors – backed by patient capital that affords companies the time to reach their full potential. At Walter Capital Partners, the managing partners all have senior operating experience in running businesses as well as strong financial backgrounds.

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We’re building a growth-oriented platform to support independent asset management firms in reaching new heights

This specialized private equity team focuses on asset management firms and partners with entrepreneurial leaders in the industry. The platform provides the best boutique asset management firms with capital and expertise. Member firms access an ecosystem that enables them to reach their goals without compromising their independence.

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Walter Hospitality was created in 2018 to support the Group’s initiatives in the food sector including distribution, real estate and restaurants. The team has also made real estate acquisitions to support future projects. Walter Hospitality relies on the best talents and expertise in the food sector.

 

Our community involvement

The Somers Family Foundation was launched in 2002 by Haisook and Pierre Somers to carry on the legacy of the family’s commitment to the community. Working with a number of charitable organizations, the Foundation primarily supports promising initiatives that can generate tangible value for society.

Our long-standing commitment to education, health and environmental sustainability initiatives is driven by our goal: to have a positive and long-lasting impact on the prosperity of our society by supporting high-quality education for young people and ensuring continued and sustainable improvements in productivity.

To date, we have supported the initiatives of several organizations working toward this vision.

Our people

Our Team

Pierre <br>Somers Pierre <br>Somers
Pierre
Somers
Chairman & CEO
Isabelle <br>Somers Isabelle <br>Somers
Isabelle
Somers
Head of Corporate Development
Frank <br>Vitale Frank <br>Vitale
Frank
Vitale
CFO, Secretary-Treasurer
Emilie <br>Biron-Esbérard Emilie <br>Biron-Esbérard
Emilie
Biron-Esbérard
Corporate Accountant
Darlene <br>Hunt Darlene <br>Hunt
Darlene
Hunt
Executive Assistant

Our Board

Pierre <br>Somers Pierre <br>Somers
Pierre
Somers
Chairman & CEO
Isabelle <br>Somers Isabelle <br>Somers
Isabelle
Somers
Vice Chair of the Board
Alexandre <br>Somers Alexandre <br>Somers
Alexandre
Somers
Board Member
François <br>Beaudoin François <br>Beaudoin
François
Beaudoin
Board Member
Stephen<br/> A. Davis Stephen<br/> A. Davis
Stephen
A. Davis
Board Member
Pascal <br>Duquette Pascal <br>Duquette
Pascal
Duquette
Board Member
Russel<br> Goodman Russel<br> Goodman
Russel
Goodman
Board Member
Steven<br> Karol Steven<br> Karol
Steven
Karol
Board Member
Thierry<br> Paternot Thierry<br> Paternot
Thierry
Paternot
Board Member
Robert<br> Sawyer Robert<br> Sawyer
Robert
Sawyer
Board Member