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Setting a benchmark
for excellence in
alternative investing.

About

Get to know us.

AltEx Capital is a Toronto-based firm that provides alternative asset strategies to high net worth and institutional investors. AltEx is backed by Imperial Capital, a leading mid-market private equity firm with an extensive and successful history of building service-based platforms.

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Investment Strategy

Targeting investments in single-asset continuation funds.

AltEx Capital aims to create a portfolio of high-quality investments in single-asset continuation funds, backed by leading private equity firms looking to extend the hold period of their best-performing assets to continue generating growth.

Investment Criteria.

1

GP Quality

Partner with proven private equity funds with strong long-term track records

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GP/Management Alignment

Target deals where the GP is making a meaningful investment and company management is maintaining significant ownership

3

Company Quality

Invest in successful assets that have attractive growth prospects and experienced limited impact from COVID

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Industry Quality

Focus primarily on healthcare, business and consumer services sectors, in which Imperial Capital has deep experience

Why AltEx Capital?

Access to Deal Flow

Strong relationships with a wide array of advisors, secondary funds and direct private equity funds that have near-term deal flow, providing investors with access to exclusive investment opportunities

Industry Experience

Deep research, relationships and domain expertise in the healthcare, business and consumer services industries from Imperial Capital’s historical investment activities

Investment Accumen

Leverage Imperial Capital’s experience conducting comprehensive due diligence across hundreds of deals and its network of industry advisors and contacts

Team
Teamwork. Collaboration. Execution.
Investment Team
Thomas Choi
Managing Director
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tchoi@altexcap.com (647) 694-8331
Work Experience

Thomas is Managing Director and leads our first AltEx Capital fund. Thomas comes to AltEx most recently from Scotiabank, where he was a Director. He has over 15 years of experience in capital markets and investing, with a particular focus on private equity investments.

Education

Thomas earned his Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance from the Schulich School of Business, York University.

Personal Life
  • Married with an extremely spoiled dog
  • Enjoys long hikes, golfing and morning jogs.
  • Former part-time restauranteur for nearly 7 years.
Mike Vanderlinden
Associate
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mvanderlinden@altexcap.com (647) 691-3058
Work Experience

Mike is currently an Associate at AltEx Capital. He comes to AltEx from the Imperial Capital Deal Team where he worked on deals such as Infinity Laboratories and Matrix Sciences. Prior to joining Imperial in 2019, Mike worked for BMO Capital Markets as an Investment Banking Analyst.

Education

Mike received his Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University.

Personal Life
  • Long-suffering New York Jets fan
  • Enjoys travel (Asia, Middle East)
  • Favourite movie is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Wants to go skydiving despite a fear of heights
Investment Committee
Jeff Rosenthal
Managing Partner
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jr@imperialcap.com (647) 694-4556
Work Experience

Jeff is Managing Partner and oversees Imperial Capital with Justin MacCormack. He co-founded the firm in 1989 and has been involved every aspect of the business from leading deals to serving as a board member.

Education

Jeff received his Master of Business Administration from Schulich School of Business and has a degree in Commerce and Economics from the University of Toronto.

Personal Life
  • Married with three children
  • Passionate philanthropist
  • Third-degree black belt, Shotokan Karate
  • Vice-Chair, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
  • National Co-Chair of Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA)
  • Past Vice-Chair, Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation
Justin MacCormack
Managing Partner
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jm@imperialcap.com (647) 265-4419
Work Experience

Justin is Managing Partner and oversees Imperial Capital with Jeff Rosenthal. He joined the Company in 2007 from Onex and has worked on many initiatives from starting the healthcare practice, to leading investments and providing oversight as a board member.

Education

Justin earned his Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and has his Portfolio Manager designation.

Personal Life
  • Married with two children, two dogs
  • Enjoys outdoor activities (boating, wake surfing, golf, and fishing)
  • Involved in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Canada
Christopher Harris
Partner
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charris@imperialcap.com (647) 691-3390
Work Experience

Chris is currently a Partner at Imperial Capital and has been significantly involved in deals such as Fortis Fire & Safety, GO Car Wash, Matrix Sciences, Infinity Laboratories, Schulman IRB and Ackerman Security. Chris joined Imperial Capital in 2007 from KPMG where he worked in the M&A Transaction Services department.

Education

Chris obtained his Master of Business Administration, First Class, at Oxford University and his Honours Bachelor of Commerce, First Class, from Queen’s University. He is also a CPA, CA.

Personal Life
  • Lived in London, England for over 5 years
  • Avid value investor
  • Blindly loyal sports fan
  • Favourite movie is The Godfather
Investor Relations
David Baker
Senior Vice President, Investor Development
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dbaker@imperialcap.com (647) 264-0218
Work Experience

David is currently the Senior Vice President of Investor Development at Imperial Capital and is focused on client relationship management and development, fulfilling the comprehensive needs of Imperial’s current clients while also developing relationships with new clients. He joined Imperial in 2020 after 6 years with Gluskin Sheff + Associates’ Client Wealth Management group and, before that, Sprott Asset Management.

Education

David obtained his Bachelor of Arts in History and Economics from McGill University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Personal Life
  • Music and film enthusiast
  • Frustrated golfer
  • Married with 3 children
Karen Carr
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
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kc@imperialcap.com (647) 264-0232
Work Experience

Karen is currently the Senior Vice President of Investor Relations at Imperial Capital. She is an integral part of the senior team and leads the IR team in fundraising and investor communications. Karen joined Imperial in 1995 from Denison Mine where she worked in the Treasury Department.

Education

Karen received her Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University.

Personal Life
  • Enjoys cottaging and travel, hot yoga and cycling
  • Married with two ‘adult’ children
  • Amateur wine enthusiast
  • Passionate about the environment and sustainability
Finance
Laura Reid
Chief Financial Officer
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lreid@imperialcap.com (647) 694-7375
Work Experience

Laura is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Imperial Capital and leads the corporate accounting and fund reporting teams. She came to Imperial Capital in 2021 from Worldsource Wealth Management, where she was the CFO. Prior to joining Worldsource, Laura was with KPMG LLP, as a Partner in the financial services audit practice, specializing in the audits of public and private asset managers, investment dealers, hedge funds and mutual funds with Canadian, U.S. and global clients.

Education

Laura holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and completed an International Business and Leadership - Academic Exchange at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. She is also a Chartered Public Accountant.

Personal Life
  • Avid skier (on land and water)
  • Married with two boys
  • Board Member of Hedge Funds Care – Help For Children
  • Past Vice-Chair of the Alternative Investment Management Association
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