Among Summerhil’s LP’s is BCE Inc., (NYSE: BCE), which owns some of Canada’s most respected high-tech and media companies including:
Over the past ten years our affiliation with the Bell Canada group of companies has allowed us to develop strong domain expertise and an invaluable network of contacts. Our team has forged strong and long standing relationships with the strategic decision makers and visionaries within Bell Mobility and Bell Canada. This proprietary access to a world class carrier and IT company has become a powerful asset for deal sourcing, due diligence assistance, and value creation for our entrepreneurs.
Our relationships within the BCE family span the entire spectrum of the operating companies and range from relationships with the CEO and his Senior Management Team to Vice-Presidents and Director level reports with primary in-line operational responsibilities.
Over the years we continue to expand our industry relationships with network operators beyond Bell to include many of the progressive operators in North America. Many of these operators, at Summerhill’s introduction, have adopted the products and services for our portfolio companies creating a foundation of trust and respect with these influential entities to the benefit of new ideas and prospective companies.
For our entrepreneurs, we act as a catalyst inside the operator eco-system where we have developed strong relationships. We have the ability to get representatives of our investee companies in front of the appropriate senior management to achieve their objectives, be it early entry into a lab to test their products in an operator environment, create a channel to market, become a customer, obtain feedback and validation on their product or service, or obtain introductions into key suppliers or partners.