Sylvain Dupuis, CPA, CA

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Sylvain Dupuis, CPA, CA
Managing Vice President
Investments, Development Capital

Sylvain Dupuis is Managing Vice President in Chief of Investments at Desjardins Capital. In this role, he is responsible for all investment activity with an economic impact on Québec for funds under management. Mr. Dupuis leads a team of some forty professionals, with a solid footing in all parts of Québec, that specializes in corporate acquisitions, development capital, business ownership transfers, and support for the development and growth of cooperatives.

He joined the Desjardins team in 2010 as senior director of Investment, where he served as a consultant to entrepreneurs seeking to complete sales, transfers, acquisitions, or expansions of their business, and created structured finance arrangements. He carried out several deals, several of which related to taking majority stakes in the context of an ownership transfer or support for a purchase by the company’s employees.

Mr. Dupuis has been working in the world of business for over 30 years. He is recognized for his skill at negotiation, acquisition, integration, and overhauling business processes. His career has been marked by value-creating projects and achievements within public, private, and start-up companies, at both a national and international scale. He has worked in several industries, particularly the service and manufacturing sectors.

A graduate of the University of Québec in Montréal with a degree in accounting science, Mr. Dupuis is a member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec and the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec. Additionally, Monsieur Dupuis sits on the boards of various charities in Montréal.