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The Secondaries team participates in the private equity secondary market through three strategies:

  • Acquiring interests in existing funds (LP Secondaries);
  • Providing fund liquidity solutions to existing funds (Direct Secondaries); and
  • Providing structured financing to owners of private equity assets (Structured Secondaries).

Our Secondaries business leverages CPP Investment’s scale, the GP relationships established by our Funds business and strong execution capabilities. We are sector agnostic, with a focus on investment opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Target investment size ranges from C$25 million to in excess of C$1 billion.

Our Team

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

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

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

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Michael Woolhouse

Managing Director, Head of Secondaries

Michael joined CPP Investments in 2007 and is responsible for leading our private equity Secondaries business in all global markets, excluding Asia. In prior roles at CPP Investments, Michael has led our private equity Co-Investment business and was a Senior Principal in our private equity Funds team, where he managed several of CPP Investments’ largest GP relationships.

Prior to joining CPP Investments, Michael was an investment banker with TD Securities in Toronto, head of strategy with the AXA Group in Tokyo, a management consultant with Bain & Company in Toronto, Singapore and Hong Kong. He started his career in investment banking with Salomon Brothers’ in New York.

Michael holds an MBA from Western Business School and a B Comm. from the University of Calgary.

 

Louis Choy

Louis Choy

Senior Principal, Secondaries

Louis is responsible for executing on CPP Investments’ Secondaries activities globally. He focuses on LP Secondaries, GP-led Secondaries, Portfolio-level Preferred Equity and GP-level Financings.

Louis has over 10 years experience in Secondaries. Prior to joining CPP Investments, he worked on the investment team at Pantheon in London and TD Securities in New York.

Louis holds a BBA/BMath (Double Degree) from Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo.

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Nik Morandi

Senior Principal, Secondaries

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2016, Nik was a Partner at Pantheon, where he spent nine years focusing on secondaries and led the firm’s Portfolio Strategy and Research team. Previously, he worked in the M&A teams of both UBS and Societe Generale.

Nik has a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MPhil in European Economics and Politics from Oxford University.

Our Private Equity Investments

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

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