Our Past Investments

Over 25 years of successful partnerships

Current Investments

Orangetheory Fitness

Orangetheory Fitness is a fitness franchise with over 1300+ locations in the US and over 20 countries worldwide.

Orangetheory Fitness Canada

Franvest is the master franchisor for Orangetheory Fitness Canada with over 110 locations open and in development.

The Dog Stop

The Dog Stop is an all-inclusive indoor/outdoor dog care franchise offering dog grooming, dog daycare, dog boarding, dog training & in-home services, and a pet retail store.

Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness is an international franchise of 24-hour health and fitness clubs that is based in Minnesota. The company operates over 5,000 franchised locations in 50 countries.

Waxing the City

Waxing the City is a franchise, specializing in body waxing services, with over 150 locations throughout the USA.

The Bar Method

The Bar Method is a franchise with locations in Canada and the USA. The Bar Method offers a total-body workout designed to strengthen, sculpt and lengthen muscles through low-impact, isometric movements.

Basecamp Fitness

Basecamp is a high impact fitness franchise with locations throughout the USA.

Stronger U Nutrition

StrongerU is a personalized nutrition platform meant to help clients achieve their fitness and nutrition goals.

Past Investments

World Health
2012 – 2018. Edmonton’s leading premier fitness club chain with 10 full-service locations.

Fresh Fit Foods
2013 – 2018. Fresh, healthy, ready-to-eat meals and a 21-day weight loss program with 15 retail and pickup locations in Edmonton

TruRide Cycle Studio
2016 – 2018. Edmonton-based spin
cycle studio.

Clubfit Corp.
1999 – 2008. Edmonton’s largest full service fitness clubs chain.

Clubfit Corp.
1999 – 2008. Edmonton’s largest full service fitness clubs chain.

Yogen Fruz Area Developer Alberta
1993 – 1998. Developed first locations of a chain of frozen yogurt franchises that grew to over 1,000 units.

Windship Aviation Ltd.
1999 – 2004. Edmonton’s leading hot air balloon ride company.

Traceability Solutions Inc.
1996 – 2005.The leading provider of software to the metals industry to track quality assurance documentation.

Blimpie Subs and Salads Area Developer (Alberta/Saskatchewan)
1998 – 2002. Second largest franchisor of subs and salads restaurants in the USA.

Foundation Group Mergers & Acquisitions Inc.
1991 – 1997. An M&A brokerage firm specializing in the purchase and sale of small to mid-market companies in Western Canada.

Franvest Capital Partners invests…

in lower middle market privately held companies primarily in the fitness, wellness, or franchise industries. We will invest in early stage or established companies as a minority or majority investor.

We are hands-on, value added investors that work closely with management on strategic planning and the addition of resources to facilitate growth. We embrace technology as one resource to improve customer experience and business performance while creating competitive advantage.

Investment Philosophy

Franvest will evaluate investment opportunities that meet the following criteria:

  • Companies with annual revenues of $3 million to $50+ million
  • Equity investments of $1 million to $10+ million.
  • Enterprise values of $3 million to- $50+ million
  • EBITDA of $0 to- $5+ million

Our evaluation strategy focuses on:


We seek strong management partners to execute the operational and strategic business plans for the companies that we invest in. We will also help in developing management teams as the companies grow and excel.


Our goal is to invest in companies that have a compelling business plan to achieve superior operating results and target growth of at least 100% over a five to seven year timeline.


We typically seek to invest in health, wellness, and franchise companies based on our experience and success in those industries. We encourage business owners, management, and/or professional advisors to contact us with opportunities that meet our investment criteria.

Franvest Capital Partners

Your Franchise-Growth Partner

Contact Us

Suite #100
10357-109 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 1N3

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Business Hours

Monday–Friday: 8am – 5pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed