Toronto-listed private equity firm Onex Corporation has established a strategic partnership with retail veteran Neil Fiske to strengthen its expertise and broaden its investment opportunities in the sector.
“Industrial partnerships have served us well. Our building products and gaming partnerships have led to several proprietary opportunities, including our investment in JELD-WEN last fall,” said Gerald Schwartz, Onex’ chairman and CEO. “We are pleased to partner with Neil, a retail veteran, to support continued growth of our investing activities.”
Prior to partnering with Onex, Fiske was CEO of multi-channel retailer Eddie Bauer, where he led the successful turnaround and restructuring of the business. Previously, he was CEO of Bath and Body Works. His career also includes 14 years at The Boston Consulting Group, where he was a partner in the retail practice.
“I am delighted to be partnering with Onex, given its reputation and long-term track record,” said Fiske. “I look forward to working with the team to build the firm’s retail capabilities and find attractive opportunities that fit with Onex’ investment approach.”
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