Yvon is president and a managing partner at Oaklins E. Canada. He has 35 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, project finance, restructuring, fund management, risk management, debt, equity, subordinate mezzanine finance, SME finance, IPO offerings and strategic and corporate development. He has served in a variety of leadership roles, including eight years as CEO of a multibillion dollar organization. His considerable expertise encompasses exposure to most of the business, financial, commercial, industrial, retail and new economy sectors in Quebec, with an emphasis on aerospace, printing, distribution, publishing, health supplements and finance. He has developed a network that gives him privileged access to a large number of high-level executives and CEOs in the so-called Quebec Inc. as well as in the provincial and national political spheres. Yvon has been directly involved in transactions with Canpar, TransForce, Purolator and Robert Transport, dealing with the presidents of these companies as necessary.
Before joining the team at Oaklins, Yvon was an executive VP of investments and then promoted to CEO at Fonds FTQ, VP of corporate development at Canada Post (distribution, logistics and e-commerce), VP of legal affairs at TC Transcontinental (directly involved in corporate development and expansion through acquisitions), has practiced law at Stikeman Elliott and served nine years as an officer in the Canadian Air Force. Yvon has degrees in law and in physical education, and he has a master’s in business from Ottawa University.