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Webinar - Fireside chat with Marc Paiement, Senior Partner at Novacap

Nov 11, 2020
From 5 PM to 6 PM

Members of all chapters are welcome to register for this webinar.



Entrepreneurial by nature, our next fireside guest knows a thing or two about resiliency and achieving growth in the face of economic turbulence.

YCIF welcomes Marc Paiement, Senior Partner at Novacap, a Montreal and Toronto based private equity firm with over $3.6 billion of assets under management.

On this episode, we'll dive into Marc's journey as an owner-operator having ridden the peaks and troughs of building companies from the ground up and chat about his transition to Novacap where he presently manages mid-market companies across a diverse set of industries.

We'll draw on Marc's entrepreneurial experiences to get his views on Canada's economic rebound and what the Bank Of Canada needs to get right this time around.

Join us! Have your questions ready. We anticipate a highly engaging discussion.


When:               Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
Time:                 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where:              Online, you'll receive the link to connect to the webinar shortly before it starts
Members:         FREE
Non-members: FREE

Meet our guest

Marc Paiement completed a Bachelor of Laws and his Quebec Bar certification at the University of Ottawa. Mr. Paiement also earned an MBA degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters' degree in International Commerce accreditation from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.

Mr. Paiement launched his entrepreneurial career as the founder of one of Quebec's leading office supplies distribution companies, which he sold in 1994 to become a partner at Novacap in 1995. He left Novacap in 2001 to later return in 2012. During that time, Mr. Paiement was the owner-operator of Multiple Awnings, which grew more than sixfold in sales during his tenure. Following the successful sale of his business, he returned to Novacap. On top of his investment experience with Novacap, Mr. Paiement benefits from hands on experience in manufacturing, distribution, retail, import-export and services.

Mr. Paiement is Chairman of the Boards of Directors of PIPP mobile storage systems, Greenwood, Kingsdown and a board member of The Master Group and Bestar. He is also Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Fonds Régional de Solidarité.

Previously, he was active on numerous Boards of Directors of private companies, finance companies and entrepreneur associations, including the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization, ACG (Association for Corporate Growth), the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA) and the Société d’Investissement Jeunesse.


About YCIF

Young Canadians in Finance was founded by Paul Desmarais III and Michael Blickstead in 2006. The organization is present in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, New York and Vancouver.

The Young Canadians in Finance network is a unique meeting place for young professionals and entrepreneurs who want to cultivate a network of privileged contacts and develop their skills through knowledge sharing experiences and networking.