Fengate Real Asset Investments has promoted Justin Catalano to managing director and head of private equity. Catalano, who joined Fengate in 2011 and served as director of infrastructure, will oversee the Toronto-based firm’s newly created private equity investment group. In that role he will identify and execute on deal opportunities focused on mid-market operating companies and platforms affiliated with real assets sectors. Catalano formerly served as an associate at Birch Hill Equity Partners and TD Capital Mezzanine Partners.
Fengate appoints Justin Catalano as Managing Director, Head of Private Equity
TORONTO, March 20, 2017 /CNW/ – Fengate Real Asset Investments (“Fengate”) today announced the appointment of Justin Catalano as Managing Director, Head of Private Equity, effective immediately. Justin is responsible for overseeing Fengate’s newly created private equity investment group.
Previously Director, Infrastructure, at Fengate, Justin brings significant experience and a successful track record of originating and executing investments across a variety of industry verticals, both domestically and internationally.
“I am pleased to congratulate Justin on his well-deserved promotion to Managing Director of our private equity platform,” said Lou Serafini, Jr., President and CEO. “Justin is a key member of our leadership team, supporting our success and growth, and our investors will benefit greatly from his commitment and exceptional skills in identifying compelling investment opportunities and driving long-term value.”
With Justin’s leadership, Fengate’s private equity business will identify and execute on investment opportunities with a primary focus on mid-market, growth-oriented operating businesses and strategic platforms connected to sectors involving real assets. The team will look to leverage and build on Fengate’s existing relationships and expertise to partner with best-in-class operators and management teams.
“Fengate’s extensive partner network uniquely positions the firm to create proprietary investment opportunities for our investors,” said Justin Catalano. “Our primary objective is to build long-term partnerships based on interest alignment and to implement prudent capital structures which allow our investments realize their full potential.”
Fengate Real Asset Investments is a leading real asset investment firm specializing in investment funds with a strategic focus on infrastructure, real estate and private equity. Our investment strategies are realized through a series of private funds, to which institutional and high net worth investors have committed over C$2.3B to date. Through our experience, expertise and industry relationships, our clients gain access to high-barrier-to-entry investment solutions which deliver superior risk-adjusted returns. The firm has been recognized as one of “Canada’s Best Managed Companies” since 2007. Learn more at fengate.com
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