TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 4, 2012) - Chantal Thibault, Managing Director and General Counsel of OMERS Private Equity (OPE), has been named one of Lexpert's Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. Lexpert is Canada's leading source of news and information about the business of law. The award honours Canada's best and brightest young lawyers based on criteria including leadership, adaptability to change, business acumen, and contribution to their firm's success.
"The best compliment to recognize Chantal's value to the OPE team is that her opinions, advice and guidance are always sought by the deal team and others including myself. Her value, credibility and skill are recognized and appreciated," says Paul Renaud, President and CEO of OPE.
The OPE investment strategy has evolved dramatically since Chantal joined the team in 2007. Today OPE makes majority control investments in North America and in Europe and works with management teams to successfully grow businesses, compared with the prior passive strategy of investing in private equity funds as a limited partner. Strong, in-house legal expertise has been a key element of OPE's success in implementing its strategy, and under Chantal's leadership her team has become a valued and essential resource.
About OMERS Private Equity Inc.
OMERS Private Equity (OPE) currently owns and manages a portfolio of more than CAD $6.5 billion of assets. We invest in businesses in North America and Europe with a focus on long-term value creation, in sectors including health care, business services, consumer products, industrials, and technology. OPE is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in New York and London. It is the private equity investment arm of the OMERS Worldwide group of companies. OMERS is one of Canada's largest pension funds with net assets of more than CAD $55 billion and an AAA credit rating. For further information visit: www.omerspe.com.