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Françoise Lyon to head Beaubien family’s DGC Capital

The family office of Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien III has launched DGC Capital, a new Canadian private equity firm that will invest in entrepreneurial businesses in information and communication technologies, technology, lifestyle and advanced manufacturing sectors. DGC will be led by President and Managing Partner Françoise Lyon. Lyon joins the firm following a long career as a financial executive, most recently as a senior vice president at Pembroke Private Wealth Management, a boutique wealth advisory firm. Beaubien will assume the role of DGC’s chairman.


Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien III announces creation of DGC Capital with Françoise E. Lyon as President and Managing Partner Français

MONTREAL, Oct. 23, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien III is proud to announce the launch of DGC Capital, a private investment firm that seeks to promote innovative, high-potential companies in the information and communication technologies, technology, and advanced manufacturing sectors. The firm will be headed by Françoise E. Lyon, a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in finance.

“We want to contribute to economic growth by attracting foreign capital and helping companies with disruptive technologies go international,” said Françoise E. Lyon, DGC Capital’s new President and Managing Partner. “By bringing together actors that can form strategic alliances with these game-changing companies, DGC Capital wants to be a catalyst in helping them achieve their full commercial potential.”

Appointment of Françoise E. Lyon

“I am pleased to welcome Françoise E. Lyon at the helm of DGC Capital,” said Mr. de Gaspé Beaubien III. “Her extensive international network and ability to forge strategic alliances are major assets for the firms we are assisting and for our partners.”

Françoise E. Lyon boasts an outstanding track record in creating and managing highly successful teams. She has held executive and senior management positions with renowned companies in the finance sector, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, National Bank Financial – Wealth Management, National Bank Financial Group, and more recently Pembroke, a Canadian boutique firm where she headed the private wealth management division with over $1 billion in assets under management.

Ms. Lyon has long advocated for the advancement of women in finance and the arts, serving as President of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Women of Influence Circle, a project she initiated to bring together women patrons who value the presence of women at the MMFA. She sits on the board of directors of the Association of Quebec Women in Finance and is also President of the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation, which is based in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Lyon graduated from HEC Montréal in 1993 with a bachelor’s in business administration and from McGill University in 1998 with a degree in public relations management. She completed a business studies exchange program at Bath University in England and has held the title of chartered administrator since 1996. In 2013, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her longstanding support for women in finance.

About DGC Capital

DGC Capital is a private investment firm that invests primarily in entrepreneurial businesses in information and communication technologies (ICT), technology, and advanced manufacturing. Through its capital investments, management and entrepreneurial expertise, and solid international network, DGC Capital helps these promising businesses grow faster and achieve their full commercial potential.

For further information: For additional information or to arrange an interview, contact: Mylène Demers, Senior Consultant, CASACOM, 514-286-2145, ext. 232 or

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