Author Archives: Ludovic Dumas

About Ludovic Dumas

Ludovic transforms innovative companies into world-class organizations. He is an investment professional at an investment firm representing the interests of one of the most successful families in Canadian business. Before joining the private equity world, Ludovic was an investment banker at CIBC and with ING Group’s investment banking team in Frankfurt, Germany. Mr. Dumas was also a management consultant with Deloitte where he worked on corporate strategy, restructuring, market analysis, due diligence, and economic development mandates. Specialties Mergers & acquisitions, capital raise, corporate strategy, entrepreneurship.

Building a Next Generation Tech-Savvy and Data Empowered Private Investment Firm

“Knowledge is power” – Sir Francis Bacon. #DataDrivenInvesting #PE #VC #PrivateEquity #FamilyOffice #Investing #Fintech I explained in my last post “The Next Edge in Private Equity” why I believe that tech-savvy, data-driven investors can gain an advantage. I have been working … Continue reading

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The Next Edge in Private Equity

The private equity industry has experienced substantial growth over the last 30 years. There are currently over 3,500 firms globally with over $1 Trillion in dry powder (nearly 2x the amount in 2012). We have witnessed the industry maturing and … Continue reading

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Fierce Global Food Fight Over What’s on Your Plate

Capital is flowing to thousands of innovative upstarts and mid-market companies who are driving the growth of the food industry and taking an ever increasing bite out the dominant market share of Big Food’s legacy brands.

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Hire a Student Entrepreneur This Summer

It is summer and you’re probably thinking how to best enjoy this amazing time of the year (super short for us in Canada) with your friends and family. Do yourself a favor and simultaneously make a small move that will … Continue reading

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How to Land a Job in Private Equity

Private equity (PE) is one of the most coveted corners of finance. Hence, entering the industry is very challenging. Whether you’re a student trying to jump start your career or a recent graduate seeking to transition in this exciting field, … Continue reading

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A New Wave of Innovation in Investment Management

“Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability…. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.” ― Thomas A. Edison The world of investment management has always evolved rapidly. However, upcoming shifts … Continue reading

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Family Offices: How the Ultra Net Worth Families Protect & Create Wealth for Generations

Family offices are growing rapidly in scale and gaining significant influence. Yet given the inherently private nature of their activities and because the term is used loosely for marketing purposes, the field remains misunderstood. Each office is unique and reflects … Continue reading

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5-Bullet Friday: Private Equity Evolving

The Future Belongs to the Bold – Canada needs more courage Searching for the “perfect private equity model” in a difficult market The Shifting Business Model of private equity Long interview with Henry Kravis of KKR– one of the iconic … Continue reading

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Vendredi 5-Points: L’évolution de l’industrie du capital-investissement

L’avenir appartient aux audacieux- Le Canada a besoin de plus de courage La recherche du «modèle de private equity parfait» dans un marché difficile Le modèle d’affaires du capital-investissement en évolution Longue entrevue avec Henry Kravis de KKR- l’un des … Continue reading

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Vendredi 5-Points: Investissement en capital de risque & Gouvernance corporative

L’été tire à sa fin. J’espère que vous en avez profité. Voici quelques articles intéressants qui ont attiré mon attention.  Comment Yale investi en VC pour générer 93 % IRR au cours des 20 dernières années. Les marchés publics sont brisés. Principes … Continue reading

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