Skidmore Development is based in Vancouver, Canada, founded by Thomas Skidmore. We focus on investing in businesses with unique value propositions in retail, franchise, distribution and real estate sectors.
We are committed to creating long term partnerships with strategically positioned, well managed companies. We are dedicated to delivering and providing resources needed for growth and profitable outcomes without fixed timelines.
Our investment philosophy is flexible dependent on the quality of the opportunity and strategy. We are fully capitalized and have the ability to hold investments long-term.
Skidmore Development Group of companies invests and operates profitable small and mid-market companies in retail, distribution, financial, and real estate sectors.
The company is led by Thomas Skidmore former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of GLENTEL Inc. a multi-carrier mobile phone retailer operating 1,240 stores, 4,300+ employees and worldwide sales of CAD$1.7 billion.
Thomas Skidmore was also co-owner of TCG International, an auto glass company founded by his father, Arthur Skidmore and uncle in 1946 with its first location in New Westminster, B.C. Before the company was sold in 2005, the company grew to over 1,000 retail and distribution locations under the brands, Speedy Auto Glass, Apple Auto Glass Canada, Lebeau and Autostock Distribution.
In May 2015, BCE Inc. acquired publicly traded GLENTEL Inc. (TSX:GLN) for CAD$594 million, including the Canadian retail mall locations of WIRELESSWAVE and TBooth wireless, and the wireless phone kiosks located in Costco Wholesale Canada. The liquidation of holdings in the legacy family business, TCG International, and the sale of equity interest in GLENTEL, has enabled the growth of Skidmore Development. Thomas Skidmore has partnered with his son Cary Skidmore, Jas Boparai, Brian Poschner. Skidmore Development group of companies is headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. Canada (skidmore.com).
We invest in small and mid-market companies across a wide range of retail and distribution businesses. Our prime target companies will have strategic growth or consolidation opportunities with strong unique value propositions. As long-term investors, we partner with owners and passionate entrepreneurial management to build shareholder value to deliver consistent returns.
Our philosophy is flexible dependent on the quality of the opportunity and strategy. We are fully capitalized and have the ability to hold investments long-term . With the experience, knowledge and expertise of our team, we provide management or equity partners an environment to create sustainable growth with profitability.
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