Jean-Philippe joined Desjardins Capital in 2015, bringing a wealth of financial experience from his years spent in small‑business mergers, acquisitions and financing with PwC Corporate Finance; with macro‑economic research firm BCA Research; and managing a high-growth company (Alasko Foods) owned by a U.S. investment fund (L. Catterton), where he honed his skills in operations and business finance.
What Jean-Philippe Coiteux can do for you
Jean-Philippe provides businesses with support for their optimization initiatives, mergers, acquisitions, expansions, transfers of ownership, recapitalizations and management buyouts and in their efforts to strengthen their balance sheets (increase their working capital). His main responsibility is to analyze and invest in businesses in the form of equity and unsecured loans and to assist portfolio companies in their development. He also works with advanced tech startups and a few IT incubators.
Jean-Philippe has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from McGill University and is a chartered financial analyst (CFA).
What would an entrepreneur say about you?
An entrepreneur would say that I’m a committed and devoted business advisor with good common sense. I’m also defined by my belief that successful “intra-preneurial” development depends on close collaboration with committed leaders who have a clear vision of how to execute their growth plan.
What great business story inspires you?
Success is no accident. That’s why it’s really inspirational to me when entrepreneurs persevere, listen and make sacrifices. The best ones I’ve worked with have always surrounded themselves with competent people—people who may even be better than them at certain things—to create a stimulating work environment that helps create a solid business with staying power.