Mathieu L. L’Allier is an experienced strategic and financial advisor as well as a manager and an investor. Mathieu has advised entrepreneurs, management teams, boards of directors and governments on several M&A, restructuring and financing transactions. He assisted many public and private companies on the elaboration and execution of their growth strategies, namely via consolidation strategies. Mathieu worked for 17 years at BMO Financial Group including as Managing Director and Head of Investment & Corporate Banking, Quebec. He advised on numerous transactions with an aggregate value of $125B in M&A and $50B in financing, including $5B in initial public offerings (IPO). He holds an engineering degree and a MBA from McGill, where he earned the Canadian government scholarship, and studied international business at Solvay Brussels School of Management in Belgium. He also sits on the board of directors of the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra and the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, where he is President of its Investment Committee.
Ewa Kiwa is a strategic and financial advisor with 15 years of experience acquired at major investments banks. She started her career at National Bank Financial and then joined the Investment Banking team at RBC Capital Markets. Ewa has led the execution for public and private debt and equity financings, M&A and strategic advisory transactions, and corporate restructuring mandates in a wide range of sectors, including industrial and consumer products, technology, media & telecom and real estate. Ewa earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and Accounting from Concordia University, graduating with Great Distinction and achieving Dean’s List Honours. She also holds the CFA® designation.
Pierre-Alexandre Filion has more than 15 years of advisory experience in strategic and operational finance. Over the past years spent in Brazil, he held a partnership position at an advisory firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions as well as operational and financial restructuring. He advised many leadership teams in implementing turnaround plans, while re-negotiating their liabilities with Brazilian and international banks. He has been exposed to multiple sectors such as industrial manufacturing, agri-food, utilities, real estate and infrastructure. He started his career at BNP Paribas in Brazil and then joined the BMO Capital Markets team in Montreal, where he was a member of the Financial Services and Investment banking teams serving Canadian-based customers. Pierre-Alexandre is a McGill graduate having earned a Joint Honors Economics and Finance Degree.