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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.

The Secondaries team is comprised of over 18 investment professionals in Toronto and London.

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.

Michael Woolhouse

Managing Director, Head of Secondaries

Michael is responsible for leading our private equity Secondaries business in all global markets, excluding Asia. Previously, he led our private equity Co-Investment business and was a Senior Principal in our private equity Funds team, where he helped expand the business and managed some of our largest GP relationships.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2007, Michael was an investment banker with TD Securities in Toronto, head of strategy with the AXA Group in Tokyo, and a management consultant with Bain & Company in Toronto, Singapore and Hong Kong. He started his career with Salomon Brothers in New York.

Michael holds a BComm from the University of Calgary and an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

 

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.

Nik Morandi

Senior Principal, Secondaries

Nik focuses on the private equity secondaries markets.

Prior to joining CPP Investments in 2016, Nik was a Partner at Pantheon, where he specialized in secondaries and was global head of Portfolio Strategy and Research. 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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