We are a Canadian family office located in Vancouver, BC who invest our own capital and operating knowledge into alternative investments. Our core strategy is to seek out top quartile and merging alternative asset managers with a combination of strategic direct investments. We believe in the importance of capital preservation and progressive portfolio construction by using strategies to achieve consistent absolute returns with a risk reward-oriented approach.
Our roots were in Asia but are now firmly based in Western Canada. Our office draws on multiple decades of experience over 3 continents in private equity, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions.
Today, our office portfolio focuses on alternative investments such as hedge funds, private equity, alternative credit, precious metals, real estate and the technology sector. Currently we are actively seeking to grow our portfolio.
Zen’s has a rich history mainly based in Asia but is now firmly based in Western Canada. Since 1987, Zen's Chairman, has been involved in several projects around the world. Starting in Hong Kong, he worked at a local broking house called Laing Cruickshank, which would become part of a French International banking group. In Indonesia Zen's Chairman turned around a suspended Hong Kong listed oil company that was operating on the island of Bunyu. In Malaysia, the Chairman was involved in a bank dispute over ownership of an island called Pulau Besar. Later Zen invested in a company based in Malaysia that specialized in the production of a natural sweetener from the stevia plant. In Australia, Zen's Chairman worked on a property development in Newcastle. From there, Zen Capital and Mergers was created based out of Vancouver, BC and continued to make worldly investments. Zen is now invested in a British Columbia based mining company, a mining company based in Ecuador in the region of Machala, a waterpark in Pattaya, Thailand to name a few.
Zen Capital and Mergers supports local charities that foster education in BC, the UK and Asia. These causes are close to the heart of Zen’s management and Directors. The primary beneficiaries are the provision of education, water to drink, and beds to keep young people off the streets.
Some of the projects Zen has sponsored to date have been in Africa (Kenya, Uganda) (water), Myanmar (education), England (education), and locally in British Columbia (Arts Umbrella and The Covenant House).