Nadim Vasanji, Megan McLeese, Chris Rigobon and Brad Blowes join team
TORONTO, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Northleaf Capital Partners
("Northleaf"), Canada's largest independent global private markets fund
manager and advisor, is pleased to announce the addition of four new
members to its investment team: Nadim Vasanji as Vice President on the
global private equity team, Megan McLeese as Legal Counsel, Chris
Rigobon as Associate on the infrastructure team, and Brad Blowes as
Associate on the private equity secondaries team.
"We are delighted to welcome Nadim, Megan, Chris and Brad as members of
the Northleaf team. Each of them brings specific and relevant
experience that will complement and augment our investment
capabilities," said Stuart Waugh, Managing Director & Managing Partner
of Northleaf. "Having now surpassed $5 billion in commitments under
management, and with strong growth prospects ahead for 2014, we are
continuing to proactively recruit, develop and train high-calibre
professionals across our three international offices to anticipate and
support the continued expansion of our global private equity and
infrastructure investment programs."
Nadim Vasanji joins Northleaf as Vice President on the global private
equity team and will be based in Northleaf's Menlo Park, California
office. Nadim completed a pre-MBA rotation at Northleaf from 2007-2009
and rejoins Northleaf from McKinsey & Company in Chicago where he
focused on corporate finance, strategy and operations with clients
across the healthcare, retail and industrial sectors. Prior to his
pre-MBA role with Northleaf, Nadim spent two years with McKinsey as a
Business Analyst. Nadim received an MBA from the University of Chicago
Booth School of Business and a B.A. (Economics) from Harvard
Megan McLeese joins Northleaf as Legal Counsel in Northleaf's Toronto
office where she works closely with individual deal teams and external
legal counsel on the review, structure and completion of investments.
Previously, Megan was an Associate at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
LLP, where she worked on a variety of transactions, including
securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, fund formations and
private equity investments. Megan received a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law
School and an Honours B.A. (with Distinction) from McMaster University.
Chris Rigobon joins Northleaf as an Associate on the infrastructure
team, based in Toronto. Chris has more than three years of prior
investment banking experience in leveraged finance with Macquarie
Capital in Toronto, where he worked on transactions in a variety of
industries, including telecommunications, resources, power & utilities,
transportation and logistics. Previously, Chris was a financial analyst
with the University Health Network. Chris received a Master of Finance
(with Distinction) from the Schulich School of Business, York
University and a Bachelor of Commerce (with Honours) from the
University of Toronto.
Brad Blowes joins Northleaf as an Associate on the private equity
secondaries team and is based in Northleaf's Toronto office. Prior to
joining Northleaf, Brad was Vice President of Strategy and Operations
at CommonWealth, a growth-phase Canadian hedge fund service provider.
Previously, Brad was a Senior Associate in the M&A Transaction Advisory
Services group at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he performed
quantitative and qualitative due diligence analysis on M&A deals,
including for a number of private equity transactions. Brad is a
Chartered Accountant and received a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class
Honours) from Queen's University.
About Northleaf Capital Partners
Northleaf Capital Partners is an independent global private equity and
infrastructure manager and advisor, with more than $5 billion in
commitments under management on behalf of public, corporate and
multi-employer pension plans, university endowments, foundations,
financial institutions and family offices.
Northleaf's 60-person team, located in Toronto, Canada, London, UK, and
Menlo Park, USA, is focused exclusively on sourcing, evaluating and
managing private markets investments globally. Northleaf currently
manages six global private equity funds, a specialist private equity
secondary fund, an infrastructure co-investment fund and a series of
customized private equity and infrastructure investment mandates
tailored to meet the specific needs of institutional investors and
family offices. For more information on Northleaf, please visit www.northleafcapital.com.
SOURCE: Northleaf Capital Partners
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