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Private Equity Funds

With a diverse and well-established portfolio of private equity managers, the PE Funds team uses a three-pronged investment approach:

  • Making multi-year commitments to established large- and middle-market buyout and growth equity funds in North America and Europe. The team targets fund size in excess of C$1 billion in developed markets, with a minimum commitment size of C$100 million;
  • Selectively backing first- or second-time funds with limited realized track records or institutional history (emerging managers), with a minimum fund size of C$500 million; and
  • Making minority direct investments, up to C$100M, alongside our private equity fund partners.

Our Team

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The Funds team is comprised of more than 20 investment professionals in Toronto, London and San Francisco.

The PE Funds team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto and London. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

The PE Funds team is comprised of experienced professionals with offices in Toronto and London. Here is a listing of all our senior team members, categorized and searchable by city.

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Sonal Doshi

Senior Principal, Private Equity Funds

Sonal is responsible for executing and managing private equity fund investments in North America, Latin America and Europe.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2016, Sonal spent 13 years in investment banking at RBC Capital Markets, most recently as Managing Director, Financial Sponsors. During her time at RBC, she advised private equity clients on M&A, equity and leveraged finance transactions. Previously, she spent six years in the civil consulting engineering industry.

Sonal holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and a BSc in Civil Engineering (Honours) from Queen’s University. She is a designated Professional Engineer.

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Caitlin Gubbels

Senior Principal, Private Equity Funds

Caitlin Gubbels is responsible for executing and managing private equity fund investments in North America, Latin America and Europe.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2010, Caitlin worked at CIBC World Markets in Investment Banking, focused primarily on executing M&A transactions and public market offerings for clients in the Diversified Industries group.

Caitlin holds a B Comm. from Dalhousie University.

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Afsaneh Lebel

Senior Principal, Private Equity Funds

Afsaneh is responsible for executing and managing private equity fund investments in North America, Latin America and Europe.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2009, Afsaneh worked at UBS Securities Canada (Toronto and Montreal) in investment banking on a variety of M&A and restructuring assignments across different sectors in the U.S. and Canada.

Afsaneh holds a B Comm. (Great Distinction) with a Major in Finance from McGill University. She is also a CFA charterholder.

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Delaney Brown

Managing Director, Head of Private Equity Funds

Prior to joining CPP Investments, Delaney spent eight years at Hermes GPE LLP (formerly Hermes Private Equity) as Head of the Americas, focused on both private equity fund investment and co-investment. Previously, Delaney was an Associate Director with Almeida Capital in London and a Research Scientist for GlaxoSmithKline in the U.K.

Delaney holds a BSc (First Class Honours) in Biochemistry from the University of Leeds.

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Dushy Sivanithy

Senior Principal, Private Equity Funds

Prior to joining CPP Investments, Dushy was Head of Origination and Due Diligence for Rede Partners. Before that, he spent 15 years as an LP, primarily with Pantheon, where he sat on their investment committees for Europe and Emerging Markets. He began his career at Morgan Stanley in Investment Banking.

He holds a BSc in Biochemistry from Kings College, London.

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Monica Adractas

Senior Principal, Head of Venture Capital Funds

Monica is responsible for the development and implementation of the Venture Capital (VC) funds program; leading teams in identifying opportunities, delivering on and managing fund commitments across the VC market.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2019, Monica built and led innovation in high growth tech environments, including Facebook, Box, and Starbucks.  Most recently she was Global Director at Workplace, an area of Facebook she helped launch in 2016.  Monica also spent 10 years with McKinsey & Company in San Francisco and New York.

Monica holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Monica currently serves on the board of Technoserve, an international development non-profit.

Our Private Equity Investments

We are invested globally in funds, secondaries and directly in private equity.

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