Stern Partners

Stern Partners is a lead investor in a diverse range of operating companies. Our companies are involved in a variety of industries, including:

  • Manufacturing and distribution (paper products, apparel, horticultural products, flexible packaging)
  • Retailing (apparel, home furnishings)
  • Equipment distribution and servicing
  • Newspaper publishing and commercial printing
  • Environmental services
  • Power generation
  • Rail/truck transloading
  • Real estate  

Our companies are operated and managed independently, generating annual revenues ranging from approximately $20 million to $300 million, and collectively employ approximately 4,000 people. Investments are individually structured, and can accommodate external or management partners as warranted.

Founded approximately 25 years ago by Ronald N. Stern, Stern Partners is based in Vancouver, Canada, with the head offices of our independently managed operating business located primarily throughout North America.

Our Focus on Growth and Value

We have built a reputation as a committed long-term investor dedicated to growth and value creation. We do not generally make investments for a predetermined term or based on a fixed liquidity target. Rather, our focus is on the quality of the business and its management — not the exit strategy. We will consider monetizing an investment only when business conditions warrant, and we continue to be actively involved with some investments made over 25 years ago.