Toronto-based private equity firm Vertu Capital has hired Gil Nayot as a partner. Previously, Nayot worked at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board where he was a senior principal and head of the direct PE group’s tech vertical. Prior to joining CPPIB, Nayot worked at Lake Capital Partners where he focused on investing in the technology and business services sectors.
Toronto, Ontario, November 18, 2019] VERTU Capital welcomes new Partner, Gil Nayot. Gil joins VERTU after more than a decade of global private equity experience focused on technology investing and brings expertise in deal negotiation and execution, asset management and board directorship.
Gil previously spent 8 years at CPP Investment Board (CPPIB) where he was a Senior Principal responsible for leading the Direct Private Equity Group’s technology vertical. At CPPIB, Gil invested in and worked with several market leading technology and enterprise software businesses. Prior to joining CPPIB, Gil worked at Lake Capital Partners, a mid-market private equity firm based in Chicago, where he focused on investing in the technology and business services sectors. He also previously worked at Bain & Company in Chicago and Singapore.
“I am delighted to have Gil join VERTU as a Partner. His exceptional pedigree in global technology private equity and his collaborative approach will add tremendously to the leadership talent of our investment team.” said Lisa Melchior, Founder and Managing Partner. “Gil is an ideal fit, sharing VERTU’s vision of being a thoughtful investment partner to great Canadian technologies businesses.”
Lisa Melchior, Founder and Managing Partner
“I am thrilled to be partnering with Lisa and joining VERTU Capital. As a Canadian that has lived, worked and done business abroad, I’m excited to re-focus my efforts back on my home country, where there is a thriving tech community with growth ambitions that could benefit greatly from thoughtful, local partners with global experiences.”
Gil Nayot, Partner
Gil holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a Bachelor of Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts in Honors Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business. Full profile here.
VERTU Capital, launched in 2017, is a Toronto-based private equity firm that invests in Canadian technology companies, with a focus on late-stage growth equity and lower to mid-market buyouts. VERTU’s mission is to bring deep global private equity experience to high potential Canadian technology businesses seeking transformational growth and looking for an investment thought partner. We seek to collaborate with management teams that are poised to win on a global scale and share our core values of alignment, fairness and long-term focus. Form more information on VERTU and its investments please visit http://www.vertucapital.ca.