James Rathbun - Associate partner growth equity at BDC

James Rathbun

Associate Principal Growth Equity Partners

James Rathbun is an Associate Principal, Growth Equity Partners in our Toronto office. He is responsible for the origination, evaluation, and execution of new investment opportunities and works closely with the management teams of multiple portfolio companies, including Firmex, InvestorCOM, and Rx Drug Mart.

James joined BDC in 2020 and previously worked on the Corporate Development & Strategy team at Canadian Tire. He was responsible for executing on a wide range of strategy and complex M&A projects including a carve-out from an international public company, numerous brand deals and large scale platform acquisitions and integrations.

James began his career at PwC Halifax, where he worked closely with businesses across the public, private and non-for-profit sectors. He holds his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Acadia as a University Scholar.