Loren Rafeson - Partner and regional team, Growth Equity at BDC

Loren G. Rafeson

Partner Growth Equity Partners

Loren Rafeson is Partner, Growth Equity Partners, in our Toronto office. He has 15 years experience in private equity and corporate finance, and has worked and lived in North America, Europe, and Asia. In partnership with management teams, Loren focuses on investing growth capital and executing ownership transitions in profitable mid-market companies. With an entrepreneurial mindset, Loren brings an ownership perspective to each decision and enjoys helping Canadian companies scale globally.

Since joining BDC Capital in 2018, Loren has been involved in the execution of BDC Capital’s investments in Firmex and Preciseley Microtechnology, and currently serves on the boards of Firmex and InvestorCOM. He previously served on the board of Rx Drug Mart. Before joining BDC Capital, Loren held roles in several independent investment management firms, as well as the merchant bank and the investment bank of two large Canadian financial institutions.

Loren received a BBA (with distinction) from the Schulich School of Business at York University and an MBA from INSEAD. In addition, he is a CFA charterholder.