About DNA Capital

DNA Capital is a boutique investment bank that offers businesses an unrivaled network, transactional experience and advisory services.

For many year now, the professionals at DNA Capital have served corporations, private equity funds, financial institutions and governments, providing them with a comprehensive range of tailored strategic solutions. It is through these mandates that DNA Capital’s Senior Bankers have established a solid reputation within the Quebec business community. The long-term client relationships founded on successful, value-creating local and cross-border transactions have proven to be a leading factor in our ability to attract interest from key strategic and financial sponsors globally.

In essence, our unmatched depth of contacts and referrals in the Quebec financial and corporate community is an extension of our team.

Our Story

DNA Capital was founded in 2009 by investment banking professionals who continue to be focused on creating an environment where they can concentrate solely on the interests of clients. Through our strategic alliances with Morrison Park Advisors (MPA) in Toronto and IMAP (International M&A Partnership) we have national and international scope combined with an in-depth knowledge of the Canadian mid-market.

We have been retained to advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital raises, divestitures and restructurings, and to provide formal valuations, fairness opinions, contract negotiations, advice to special committees of boards of directors, advice on initial credit ratings, expert testimony, policy development, and market analysis.

Our philosophy is to understand our clients’ needs and objectives, provide honest feedback and to work as a team by capitalizing on their detailed knowledge of their business and combining it with our creative, independent and tailored advice.

Our Values

Our extensive vertical and cross-border corporate transaction experience across a diverse client base, together with our entrepreneurial drive enables us to offer a holistic vision and strategy to each client’s unique situation. Committed to executing transactions, we provide our clients with value-added support because of our ability to solve complex problems and to offer pragmatic solutions.

Collectively, our senior bankers have executed over 200 transactions for corporations, private equity funds, financial institutions, governments and entrepreneurs alike. Our partners have a network of strong relationships, partnerships and referrals. Today, this network is what attracts interest from key strategic and financial sponsors globally.

M&A advisory has been our core business since 2009 but by 2014 we recognized the market’s increasing demand for alternative investments, which led to the launch of our private equity advisory division. Since 2014 our private equity division has raised over 120 M$ in capital from our network of high net worth clients and family offices interested in unique private equity investment opportunities such as in real estate and infrastructure.

Our Team

Daniel Labrecque

Chairman & CEO


Stéphane Léveillé

Co-founder & CEO of DNA Continuity Fund


Claude Michaud

Senior Advisor


Sean Sirois

Senior Advisor


Allison Dent

Senior Advisor


Alexis Labrecque

Chief Financial Officer


Carol Garabedian

Director Investors Services


Renata Nguerekata

Office Manager


Omar Awwad

Associate


Our Partners

DNA Capital has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership with Toronto-based financial advisory firm Morrison Park Advisors (MPA). DNA Capital and MPA are combining their resources and offering global reach in terms of industries and geographies through their affiliation with IMAP, a global M&A Group with 60 offices in 43 countries. For Quebec based clients it means augmented sectoral expertise and experience as well as access to a larger group of private (Family Office and HNW) and institutional investors and lenders. With ~25 professionals, this partnership makes DNA/MPA one of the largest independent investment banks in Canada.

IMAP is an exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition advisory firms. Formed in 1973, IMAP is composed of more than 60 offices in over 40 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. IMAP advisers provide strategic merger, acquisition, divestiture and related corporate finance services.

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