Fiera Comox recruits Lynch as private equity partner

Fiera Comox has hired Patrick Lynch as a partner in the firm’s private equity business. Previously, Lynch was an executive at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

PRESS RELEASE

Montreal, December 7, 2017 – Fiera Comox, an investment manager specializing in private equity and agriculture, and an affiliate of Fiera Capital Corporation (“Fiera Capital”) (TSX: FSZ), a leading independent investment management firm, is proud to announce that former Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec executive Patrick Lynch, has joined its investment team as Partner, Private Equity. In this role, Mr. Lynch will focus on all aspects of the private equity business, providing investors access to a strategy based on the principles of the Canadian pension plan and sovereign wealth fund approach to private equity investment.

“Patrick has a track record of building and leading highly successful and innovative global private equity investment teams – both at a leading Canadian pension plan and at a prominent sovereign wealth fund. His approach is very much partnership-oriented which fits perfectly with our investment philosophy. The complementarity of our team’s expertise will provide our investors the full spectrum of private equity investment, from directs, secondaries and partnerships. We are extremely happy to have him on our team” said Antoine Bisson-McLernon, Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Fiera Comox.

During his time as Head of Funds and Partnerships at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Head of Funds and Global Investment Partnerships at an Abu Dhabi’s sovereign fund, Mr. Lynch has managed some of the world’s largest private equity portfolios across funds, secondaries, coinvestments, and direct investments, and has created several multi-billion dollar private investment partnerships globally.

He received a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce with first-class honours.

About Fiera Comox
Established in 2016 as a joint-venture between the principals of Comox Equity Partners and Fiera Capital, Fiera Comox is an independent investment manager providing innovative investment solutions to a wide range of investors through two distinct global private investment strategies: Private Equity and Agriculture. Fiera Comox’s investment team is composed of highly qualified and experienced investment professionals with a unique, complementary skill set, who have successfully managed and deployed tens of billions of dollars in private transactions globally. The firm aims to deliver attractive long-term returns to its investors while preserving capital and investing responsibly.