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Who we are


Cairn Merchant Partners LP is an independent firm that invests in private Canadian companies and offers advisory services to public and private companies.

A cairn is a stone monument relied on in cultures around the world to provide direction when a trail’s path is not obvious.

It's also a symbol of our firm's promise. You can depend on us to make the path clearer – to help your business realize its full potential.

Advisory Services


Cairn Merchant Partners was founded in 2013 as an alternative to traditional investment banking advisory services.

We help ambitious companies unlock potential by providing independent financial advice and creating prosperous capital markets connections. 

We work with high quality management teams facing complex decisions that will have a long-term impact on their businesses. 

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Principal Investing


Formed in 2016, Cairn Capital Partners makes equity investments in lower mid-market firms headquartered in Canada. 

We work with management teams and business owners, providing capital and solutions tailored to meet the needs of all stakeholders. 

We are not a fund – we are entrepreneurs, and we invest a significant amount of our own capital in each and every deal. 

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