Who We Are

Northbase is a strategic partnership between Compass Energy Systems Ltd. and Grafton Asset Management, to leverage capital from financing partners, to provide producers and operators flexible capital solutions for essential infrastructure assets.

Northbase consists of highly-skilled and experienced oil and gas experts, investment professionals, and gas compression  and processing specialists. We understand the challenging capital framework companies in these industries work within, and we’re aware that these constrained capital environments limit the ability for companies to pursue high returning investment opportunities. With Northbase, capital is available for infrastructure assets.

Meet Dean Willner,

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Willner has more than 15 years of senior management experience in the finance industry.

For the last 10 years, he was a Managing Director, Investment Banking at Stifel FirstEnergy and sat on the firm’s management committee. He was responsible for all aspects of corporate finance origination and execution including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations and restructurings, as well as both private and public equity and debt financings.

Prior to Stifel FirstEnergy, Dean held a similar position at another energy-focused, independent, investment bank.

Mr. Willner holds an MBA from the University of Alberta with a specialization in Natural Resources & Energy, and a Bachelor’s Degree, Commerce from McMaster University.

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