[Toronto, Ontario, October 9, 2019] VERTU Capital is pleased to announce that seasoned private equity professional, Kimberly Davis, has joined VERTU as Chief Operating Officer and Partner.  

 “I have known Kim personally and professionally for many years and couldn’t be happier to announce her as a partner. I have tremendous respect for Kim’s expertise and am thrilled to have her on the team. Her depth of experience and breadth of capabilities will bring enormous value to VERTU as we build a world class firm.” , said Lisa Melchior.

Ms. Davis brings over twenty years of private equity experience to VERTU, including five years in Deloitte’s M&A private equity tax practice and fourteen years at TorQuest Partners where she held Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer titles.  At TorQuest, Ms. Davis had responsibility for building the firm’s back office, fund formation, LP reporting, compliance, transaction tax structuring and tax due diligence, investor relations, and fundraising.  Ms. Davis also chaired the CVCA CFO Task Force from 2013 to 2018.  Ms. Davis’s experience will be instrumental as VERTU seeks to raise its inaugural fund, VERTU Capital Fund I, L.P., early next year.

“I am very excited to be partnering with a seasoned professional of Lisa’s caliber, and to help her realize her vision of building a leading private equity firm focused on Canadian tech companies.  Lisa is at the forefront of a very compelling market opportunity that will drive significant value for the fund and its portfolio companies, and be a leading force in scaling the Canadian technology ecosystem.”, said Kim Davis

VERTU Capital, formed in 2017, is a Toronto-based private equity firm that invests in Canadian technology companies, with a focus on late-stage growth equity and lower to mid-market buyouts.  Founded by Lisa Melchior, a 20+ year private equity professional with a track record that includes more than $1 billion of invested capital, VERTU brings deep global private equity experience to high potential Canadian technology businesses seeking transformational growth. 

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