Fiera Comox taps former Caisse exec Patrick Lynch as PE partner

Fiera Comox, a private equity and agriculture investment affiliate of Fiera Capital Corp, has hired Patrick Lynch as a partner, private equity. Prior to joining the firm, Lynch was head of funds and partnerships at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Before then, he served in a similar role at Mubadala Development Co, an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund. Lynch will now be responsible for all aspects of Fiera Comox’s private equity strategy, which will be launched in 2018. Montréal-based Fiera Comox was formed last year by the principals of Comox Equity Partners and Fiera Capital, a Canadian asset manager.


Private Equity Executive Patrick Lynch Joins Fiera Comox

MONTREAL, Dec. 7, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – 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.

About Fiera Capital Corporation

Fiera Capital is a leading independent asset management firm with more than C$123.0 billion in assets under management as at September 30, 2017. The Firm provides institutional, retail and private wealth clients with access to full-service integrated money management solutions across traditional and alternative asset classes. Clients and their portfolios derive benefit from Fiera Capital’s depth of expertise, diversified offerings and outstanding service. Fiera Capital trades under the ticker FSZ on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

In the U.S., asset management services are provided by the Firm’s U.S. affiliates, Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC and Fiera Capital Inc., investment advisers that are registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Further, Charlemagne Capital (UK) Limited and Charlemagne Capital (IOM) Limited are both registered as investment advisers with the SEC. Charlemagne Capital (UK) Limited is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom, and Charlemagne Capital (IOM) Limited is licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority. Registration with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Additional information about Fiera Capital Corporation, including the Firm’s annual information form, is available on SEDAR at

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