Origin Merchant Partners Announces the Appointment of the Honourable Joe Oliver as Chairman

TORONTO, April 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Origin Merchant Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of the Honourable Joe Oliver, former Minister of Finance and Minister of Natural Resources for the Government of Canada, as Chairman of its Advisory Board. 

Mr. Oliver brought a wealth of capital markets and securities regulatory experience to his role as Canada's Minister of Finance. He oversaw the first annual surplus since 2007 and then presented a budget that was balanced fiscally and socially. While Minister of Natural Resources, Mr. Oliver promoted the diversification of Canadian export markets for the energy, mining, and forestry sectors to drive economic growth and job creation. 

As Chairman of the Advisory Board, Mr. Oliver will provide strategic advice to Origin Merchant Partners' domestic and international clients and insight on government legislation, regulations and policies that can impact strategic business decisions. Mr. Oliver commented: "I am enthusiastic to be working with the Origin Merchant Partners team.  They have built one of Canada's largest and most active independent merger & acquisitions advisory practices and I look forward to collaborating with them to drive successful outcomes for their clients."

Origin Merchant Partners was founded in 2011 by leading investment banking professionals from major Canadian and international banking practices, as well as some of Canada's most successful independent dealers.  Over the past four years, Origin has completed over 30 transactions ranging from advising on public market takeovers, mergers, corporate carve-outs, divestitures, and restructurings to assisting companies in capital raising and strategic plans. 

"Our clients rely on us for innovative and strategic advice to help them realize their objectives and drive value," said Sean McIntyre, Principal at Origin Merchant Partners.  "Joe Oliver's experience, insight and thought leadership will be a great complement to Origin's capabilities and will add considerable value to our clients. We are delighted to have Joe on our team."

About Origin Merchant Partners

Origin Merchant Partners is an independent investment bank that provides value-added corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and merchant banking services delivered by senior professionals. Our clients engage us for our dedicated, high level of service and independent advice to address their strategic and financial plans.

Hon. Joe Oliver, P.C.

Mr. Oliver was the federal Minister of Finance, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence.  Previously, he had a career as a senior investment banker with Merrill Lynch, Nesbitt Thomson and First Marathon. He also served as Executive Director of the Ontario Securities Commission and as the President and CEO of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada.

Mr. Oliver played a prominent role as Chair for the International Council of Securities Associations and the Consultative Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.  He was a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators and sat on the board of the Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation. He served on the board Mount Sinai Hospital and as Chair of the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada.

Recently, Mr. Oliver was appointed Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Montreal Economic Institute. He frequently writes articles for publication and does TV and print media interviews on financial and natural resource issues.

SOURCE Origin Merchant Partners

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For further information: Sean McIntyre, Principal, Tel: 416-800-1753, Email: sean.mcintyre@originmerchant.com, Origin Merchant Partners, 220 Bay Street, Suite 1500, PO Box 23, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Website: www.originmerchant.com; LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/origin-merchant-partners; Twitter: @originmerchant

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