Canadian mid-market private equity firm TriWest Capital Partners has appointed Dino DeLuca to the new position of chief operating officer (COO). DeLuca, who was previously a partner at law firm Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP, will oversee a number of areas within TriWest, including administrative, finance, investor reporting and governance functions, as well as support of investment teams. As reported by PE Hub Canada in February, Calgary-based TriWest raised $500 million in the final close of its fifth fund, TriWest Capital Partners Fund V LP.
TriWest Capital Partners Appoints Dino DeLuca as COO
October 5, 2015 – TriWest Capital Partners today announced that Dino DeLuca has been appointed to the new position of Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of TriWest. Dino’s appointment follows an extensive search by TriWest for an executive to join the team with proven commercial experience and numerous professional accomplishments. In his new role, Dino will oversee a wide variety of areas within TriWest including responsibility for all administrative, finance, investor reporting and governance functions, as well as supporting the transaction and investment teams.
Dino holds degrees in Mining Engineering and Law from Queen’s University. Dino was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1988, and has been in continuous private practice since that date focused on commercial transactions (including private M&A), banking and equipment finance. Dino has been recognized with several honours throughout his distinguished legal career, including being named one of the “Best Lawyers in Canada” continuously since 2006. Dino also serves on the Board of Directors of STARS Society, a charitable non-profit entity offering life-saving helicopter transport to critically ill or injured patients in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
The Partners of TriWest are excited to welcome Dino to the team, and look forward to adding Dino’s considerable experience to help TriWest continue to grow and successfully deploy capital by partnering with superior Canadian businesses to generate future value and returns. TriWest thanks Caldwell Partners for their support with this search process.
About TriWest Capital Partners
Founded in 1998 and based in Calgary, Alberta, TriWest is one of Canada’s leading private equity firms. We have raised over $1.25 billion in committed capital through five funds and have invested in 33 companies to date. These investments have involved the acquisition of market-leading companies through management buyouts, growth financings, corporate divestitures and other special situations. TriWest provides more than just capital. The principals of TriWest have significant operational and financial expertise, making us effective partners in creating shareholder value.
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