Investment, Innovation and Opportunity.

Investment, Innovation and Opportunity.

About Us

About Us

Tesoro Capital Partners is a team of professionals with an extensive wealth of experience who seek investment opportunities with innovative businesses that have the power to be disruptive in their markets. We aim to partner with management teams that have proven success, business maturity, and extensive knowledge of their industries.  

When appropriate, we also invest our own capital in a variety of sectors including technology, mining, entertainment, health and life sciences. We routinely invest for the long term and take an active operating role with our partner companies.

Nick Luksha

Managing Partner

Mr. Luksha is the managing partner of Tesoro Capital Partners and has over 15 years of business experience as an owner, senior management, and in capital markets as a director of private and publicly traded companies. Throughout his career, Nick has been a leader in numerous sectors including real estate development, investment, asset management, technology, franchising, and building management teams to help small to medium sized businesses achieve controlled growth. Mr. Luksha has considerable experience providing access to capital for high-growth businesses worldwide. Nick’s vast network of value-add capital sources include High Net Worth retail investors, family offices, institutional investors, and broker/dealers. Having operated across Canada, the USA, and Latin America, Nick has cultivated a sophisticated approach to a diverse range of professional environments. Mr. Luksha studied math and statistics at Concordia University and attended Harvard University for continuing studies. 

Services

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Financing

With decades of combined public market experience, we have helped many early-stage companies raise millions of dollars.  We invest our own capital as principal in a variety of sectors including technology, mining, entertainment, health and life sciences. We routinely invest for the long term and take an active operating role as members of the board. 

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Our team has experience completing a full and diverse range of M&A transactions within a broad range of industries. Our related services include all aspects of the M&A process, from sourcing and assessing targets for qualities such as market and operational similarities, to valuing the strategic benefit, developing, negotiating a deal structure that works for all parties, and seeing the transaction through to closing. 

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Advisory

Our experience of providing clear advice on transactions, means we are frequently retained to deliver stand-alone consultation services for corporate initiatives across various scenarios. Clients retain us to provide expert advice and analysis on various aspects of their business strategy. This includes but is not limited to, shareholder value optimization, corporate development services, and initial public offerings. Our vast experience includes private and public companies spanning North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. 

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Restructuring

The team at Tesoro Capital Partners have extensive experience in Corporate Restructurings, Initial Public Offerings (IPO) and Reverse Take Over (RTO) transactions. We have assisted numerous companies to go public and can help private companies manage the entire process. An RTO listing is often a more viable option for an investment of 1 to 20 million dollars, compared to a longer and more expensive IPO. We have the flexibility to provide either structure to our client companies. Our group also looks to purchase distressed assets and public companies with the goal of restructuring them into clean, well-functioning companies that have the capital, strategic shareholder base, and management to successfully move forward. 

Advisory Board

Our team of professionals brings decades of experience to the table.

Dr. Ronald Feng

Advisor

Ronald has over 20 years of experience in finance and corporate management across Asia and North America. As a Managing Director of Western Securities, Ronald has a focus on raising capital, corporate restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, as well as asset-backed securitization. Mr. Feng has founded many companies and global Chinese-based branches for international corporations including Credit Suisse, ASE Software Engineering, Anmaneng Software Engineering, Shanghai Wenpu Software, and ChengDing Capital. Ronald is currently a Director of 15 Chinese corporations, including 3 which are publicly traded. Throughout his career Mr. Feng has managed total assets, overseen public company buyouts, and successfully raised funds totalling over $7 billion. His current and past clients include the Chinese Government, numerous state-owned enterprises, as well as large personal portfolios for ultra–High Net Worth Individuals. Mr. Feng holds a PhD in Finance from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a master’s degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and an undergraduate degree from Tsinghua University. Ronald is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Michael Iverson

Advisor

Michael Iverson brings over 30 years of executive experience in public markets. He has served as CEO, Chairman and director of several public companies, including Volcanic Gold Mines. Previously, he has also served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Niogold Mining Corp from 2006 to 2014 and EVP of Business Development from 2014 to 2016, at which point Niogold was acquired by Oban Mining, now Osisko Mining Inc. Mr. Iverson served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. from March 1998 to January 2005. Michael also brings a wealth of experience in public and private equity markets and important management disciplines in strategic planning, sales and marketing. Having raised, invested and co-invested 100 million dollars in the companies he’s led and advised. As a CEO and/or director, Mr. Iverson has achieved market capitalizations in excess of $1 billion.

Liam Corcoran

Advisor

Liam Corcoran has extensive legal and business experience and is currently a partner of a multi-disciplinary legal practice with an emphasis on property insurance and related litigation. Mr. Corcoran currently holds a number of positions as Director and CEO of Canadian publicly traded companies. As a former CEO, Mr. Corcoran oversaw the successful acquisition of a biotechnology company for over $30 million, resulting in a peak market cap over $200 million and $20 million in access to non-dilutive government grants. Mr. Corcoran has widespread experience in all areas of the public markets, including restructuring, financing, M&A and due diligence. Mr. Corcoran obtained his Juris Doctorate from Thompson Rivers University Law School and holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University.

Dr. Christoph Gosdenoz

Advisor

Founding Partner at FairCapital with more than 15 years of international finance and banking experience. Before co-founding FairCapital, Christoph has had a focus in impact investing, entrepreneurial finance, mergers and acquisitions, investment analysis and risk management. Having worked several years as an independent consultant and impact investor, former employers include UBS in Zurich and Mexico as well as BNP Paribas in Geneva and Singapore. Christoph Gosdenoz graduated with a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Geneva, is a CFA charter holder and obtained a Doctor of Business Administration from the Edinburgh Business School. He has completed several teaching and research assignments at top business schools and leading financial institutions. Christoph is fluent in English, German, French and Spanish. 

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