Michael Franks has been an operator for 25 years in various businesses such as: logistics, food distribution, high tech enterprises in silicon valley, ambulance transport and many more. He has completed many business restructurings. He has been involved with taking companies public as well as buying, restructuring, and selling companies.In his spare time Michael has been an adventure racer competing in multiple eco-challenge adventure races, ironman triathlons, marathons and is an avid alpine skier. Michael has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario and an MBA from Trinity CollegeDublin, Ireland and has completed the Corporate Restructuring M&A course at Harvard Business School (Executive Education).
Andrew Blott founded Quantum Capital in 2004 and led the firm’s investment in Apache Industrial Services, Don Best Sports, Skyway Canada Limited and RailCrew Express. Prior to founding Quantum, Mr. Blott was financial advisor to Borealis Capital to value, structure and underwrite Canada’s first and second «Public-to-Private-Partnership (P3)» healthcare initiatives. Previously, Mr. Blott spent ten years on Wall Street originating and structuring Leverage Buyouts, Mergers & Acquisitions and Leverage Finance transactions at firms including Credit Suisse First Boston, Salomon Smith Barney, Banc of America Securities and CIBC World Markets. Mr. Blott has completed over 30 leveraged buyouts and follow-on financings, merger, acquisitions and divestitures. These transactions included: $13 billion or public and private debt financings, $6 billion of M&A transactions and $800 million of public equity offerings. His transaction experience also involved negotiating with well-known large-cap companies, such as, Phillip Morris, Nabisco and United Parcel Service to effect leverage buyouts.
Mr. Blott is a Director of Apache Industrial Services, a leading provider of multi-craft industrial services to the North American process and industrial infrastructure markets; Skyway Canada Limited, an industry leading Canadian scaffolding services provider; SIR Corp, a leading Canadian casual dining restaurant chain with multiple brands including Jack Astor’s; Lone Star Texas Grill, a Texas themed Canadian restaurant chain; and RailCrew Xpress, an industry leading provider of logistics services to the US Class One railways. Mr. Blott holds officer positions and is Chairman of the Audit Committees of Apache Industrial Services, Skyway Canada, RailCrew Xpress and Lone Star Texas Grill. Mr. Blott is also serves on the Real Estate Committee, Compensation Committee and Audit Committees of SIR Corp. He has been a member of the Maple Leaf Chapter of Young Presidents Organization since 2008.