Northleaf expands with Toronto hires

The Canadian investment firm is boosting its private equity team with the hire of two associates who will focus on primaries, secondaries and co-investments opportunities.

Northleaf Capital, a private equity and infrastructure manager, has hired two associates on its private equity team in its Toronto headquarters, according to a statement.

Dominic Owen and Mitch Reeves have joined the firm as associates focusing on the origination, evaluation and monitoring of private equity investments. They will be involved in primaries, secondaries and co-investments opportunities, a spokesman confirmed.

Owen has experience in investment banking at Paradigm Capital where he focused on healthcare, mining, consumer products and industrials. Reeves joins from Scotiabank where he was an associate on the bank’s Canadian Debt Capital Markets group.

This brings to 18 the total number of investment professionals in Northleaf’s Toronto office, according to its website.

Northleaf spun out of TD Capital Private Equity Investors, the private equity fund of funds and co-investment arm of Canada’s TD Bank Financial Group, in 2009 and manages about C$7 billion ($5 billion; €5 billion) in assets, according to PEI Research and Analytics.