Blackstone hires Onex senior exec Lapham as Canada executive advisor


canada_170sqGlobal private equity giant Blackstone has hired Onex senior investment professional Andrew Lapham as an executive advisor.

Lapham will focus primarily on sourcing and evaluating the firm’s investment opportunities in Canada.

Blackstone global head of private equity Joe Baratta said, “We are delighted to be working with Andrew.

“He is a terrific person and professional, and knows our firm well.

“Canada is both a strategic market for Blackstone and home to many of our most important limited partner relationships.

“It is critical to our firm to have a local presence in Canada.”

Lapham said, “I could not be more pleased to be working with Blackstone, a firm with an unparalleled reputation and global network.

“Its outstanding investing expertise and deep bench of talent positions the firm well to apply its transformative capital to the many attractive opportunities in Canada, and I look forward to supporting these efforts in the years ahead.”

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