Michael Notto is Partner, Growth Equity Partners, in our Toronto office. He has over 15 years of diverse professional experience, including roles in private equity, corporate strategy, operations and investment banking. Having evaluated and executed transactions from all sides of the table—as an operator, investor, owner, and advisor—he brings a well-rounded and constructive perspective to his partnership with management teams. Michael has a growth-oriented mindset, with experience ranging from strategic planning for a venture-backed, rapidly growing start-up to working on strategy projects and growth plans for large public companies.
Before joining BDC Capital, Michael worked as AVP, Corporate Development & Strategy at Canadian Tire, executing several M&A transactions and corporate strategy projects. He also worked as VP, Private Equity in the Technology, Media & Telecom Fund at Novacap. Prior to Novacap, he was VP, Strategic Planning and Financial Analysis at the private equity-owned start-up, Public Mobile. There, he was involved in the M&A, capital raising and strategic planning initiatives of the company, which was ultimately sold to TELUS. He previously worked as an Associate in Technology, Media and Telecom investment banking at CIBC World Markets. Earlier in his career, Michael spent several years in various private equity roles at both the University of Toronto Asset Management and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
Michael is a CFA charter holder and earned his MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. He also holds an honours degree in Finance and Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University. Michael looks forward to partnering with Canadian entrepreneurs to help them achieve the next phase of their growth objectives through customized capital solutions as well as supporting them on strategic initiatives.