Partner, Head of Private Equity
Patrick S. Lynch is Partner and Head of Private Equity at Fiera Comox.
Patrick leads the global Private Equity strategy for Fiera Comox, where he is responsible for setting the strategy, identifying investment opportunities, and managing the team. He is also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee overseeing Fiera Comox’s three strategies: Agriculture, Private Equity and Private Credit.
Prior to joining Fiera Comox in 2017, Patrick was Head of Funds and Partnerships at Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec, Canada’s second largest pension plan with $340 billion in assets under management and one of the top 10 private equity investors globally. He was responsible for developing the strategy, leading the team, and managing all aspects of the portfolio for the funds programme including primary commitments, secondary sales, and establishing strategic investment partnerships with investors and business builders (PE firms, entrepreneurs, family offices, corporations, sovereign wealth funds and pension plans). He was a voting member of the Private Equity Investment Committee, the Co-investment Sub- committee as well as the External Managers (hedge funds) Investment Committee and participated on the CDPQ-wide Partnerships Committee and CDPQ-wide Growth Markets Committee.
Before joining CDPQ, he was a founding member of the private equity business at sovereign fund Mubadala Development Company in Abu Dhabi. He was Head of the Funds team as well as Global Investment Partnerships. He created, developed and oversaw Mubadala Capital’s fund investment business including LP commitments, co-investments, Secondaries, and GP stakes across several alternative asset classes, growing it from inception to a high-performing $4 billion-dollar portfolio. In his capacity as Head of Global Investment Partnerships, he established cross border investment partnerships with leading institutions in excess of $25 billion.
Previously, Patrick was an investment professional at TD Capital Private Equity Investors; as well as a management consultant with Mercer Management Consulting where he provided strategic advice to companies and financial due diligence to private equity firms. Patrick started his career at what is now AlixPartners, in London, with the corporate advisory and restructuring group working on a series of cross border restructuring projects and special projects for the CEO. Patrick has held directorships on the Board of Directors of Verno Capital, Masdar Capital and The Raine Group. He currently sits on the board of directors of Golden Pear Funding.
Patrick received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce with First-Class Honours from McGill University.