Providence’s Scott Werry Joins Altas Partners

Scott Werry, who worked at Providence Equity Partners since 2005, has joined Altas Partners as a Principal. Mr. Werry’s experience includes serving on the Board of Directors of Q9 Networks Inc., acquired in a buyout deal in 2012, and a role at McColl Partners, a mid-market investment banking firm. The Toronto-based Altas, which is focused on core private equity and long-term investment horizons, was founded in 2012 by Andrew Sheiner, former Managing Director at Onex Corp.


Altas Welcomes Scott Werry

Altas Partners is pleased to announce that Scott Werry has joined the Firm as a Principal.

Prior to joining Altas, Scott worked at Providence Equity Partners in New York. During his time at Providence, Scott was focused on opportunities in the communications and business services sectors. Scott was a member of the Board of Directors of Q9 Networks, Canada’s leading provider of outsourced data centre solutions and was actively involved in the development of Grupo TorreSur, the largest wireless tower operator in Brazil as well as SRA International, a leading provider of services to government organizations.

Prior to joining Providence, Scott worked at McColl Partners, a middle-market investment banking firm, where he advised corporations and large family-owned businesses in merger, acquisition and financing transactions. Scott received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Altas is a Core Private Equity investor. The firm has a longer term outlook than traditional private equity, with a focus on businesses that have strong market positions and that generate attractive returns on invested capital. Altas partners with strong management teams and capitalizes businesses to be resilient through economic cycles and to take advantage of ongoing strategic opportunities. Altas seeks to generate net returns that are comparable to traditional private equity, but with a lower risk profile.

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