Maverix Private Equity, a Toronto-based private equity firm which recently announced an inaugural USD $500 million growth-fund, has today announced the addition of Michael Wasserman as a Managing Partner, joining Founder John Ruffolo and Mark Maybank. Michael is returning to Canada after 17 years at H.I.G Capital Management, a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $44 billion of equity capital under management. Most recently, Michael was a Managing Director of H.I.G. BioHealth Partners, the firm’s dedicated healthcare investment fund, where Michael sourced, executed and managed a diverse investment portfolio of healthcare business across stages, sectors and geographies. Michael remains a Senior Advisor with H.I.G. In addition to his firm-wide responsibilities, Michael will be leading Maverix’s investments in Healthcare and Wellness, one of the firm’s core investment themes.

“I could not be prouder to be coming home to join this talented group of investors and entrepreneurs”, said Michael Wasserman. “The progress and evolution of the Canadian innovation ecosystem in recent years has been nothing short of remarkable. Maverix is uniquely positioned to help catalyze the growth of disruptive Canadian businesses and global leaders and I am truly humbled and excited to be part of this compelling effort.”

In addition to Michael Wasserman, Peter Hass has also joined Maverix as Associate Partner. Peter will be leading investment deal execution including financial modelling and leading due diligence. Peter will also work closely with portfolio companies in strategic and financial management as well as the evaluation of organic and inorganic growth opportunities. Peter is an experienced private equity investor, having formerly worked at both Mattamy Asset Management and OMERS Growth Equity.

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