Hi, I'm Kuba Soltysiak

I can offer to acquire your business, and will step in personally to learn it, take over operating it day-to-day, and grow it.

I can provide you with an attractive financial exit, as well as a succession plan that ensures your business is in good hands and continues to prosper, with your existing team, brand, and relationships intact.

Let's find out if this is the right succession plan for you.

Kuba Soltysiak
Founder & Principal
Red Oak Succession Capital


I'm a professional investor, advisor, and entrepreneur and have spent my career helping mid-size businesses grow and drive operational excellence.

I launched my first business in the early 2000s, building software, developing websites, and managing small business IT. After graduating from business school, I joined Satov, a strategy and operations consulting firm helping companies in sectors ranging from banks to breeders of lab mice.

I later joined Imperial Capital, one of Canada's most established private equity firms, with $1 billion of investments under management. At Imperial, I spent most of my time helping the leadership teams at our portfolio companies tackle challenges and realise opportunities. I was also involved in the acquisition of two businesses and the divestiture of one.

Through these experiences I saw how powerful and rewarding it can be to take an established business and help it accelerate. It was this exposure that fueled my desire to find a company with a strong foundation that I could step into as CEO to help optimize and grow.

I launched Red Oak Succession Capital to realize this ambition.

The Fund


  • A private fund set up to make a single acquisition

  • I will personally operate your business as CEO

  • I will devote 100% of my effort to your business

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  • 20 limited partners (investors) in the fund

  • Experienced in relevant sectors

  • Proven track records

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  • Ready to invest $3 to $40 million in equity

  • Efficient transaction process

  • Streamlined personal & financial exit for you

More about our track record...

Investment Criteria

Target Geographies

  • Headquartered in Canada

  • Presence in Greater Toronto Area

Financial Criteria

  • Revenue of $5 to $40 million

  • EBITDA $1 to $5 million

  • Enterprise value $5 to $60 million


  • Business Services

  • Healthcare

  • Consumer Services

  • Software & Technology

  • Alternative Finance


  • Seeking to sell 70% to 100% of the business

  • Seeking to transition leadership to a successor within 12 months (may or may not retain a role thereafter)


Whether we only have a single meeting, or we go forward and I acquire your company, you can be assured I will always stay true to my values:

  • Confidentiality: I treat everything you share with utmost confidence, and keep it to myself

  • Integrity: I am committed to the highest standards of honesty and strong moral principles

  • Fairness: I will always be dependable and reasonable

  • Openness: I am transparent; there are no hidden agendas

  • Hard Work: I will work hard to take care of and grow your company

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