Othman Taleb is a vice-president (private equity) at Fiera Infrastructure, a Canadian infrastructure investment firm with over $2.1 billion in assets under management. As a financial professional with over nine years of experience, his career has been driven by a strong work ethic, integrity, and unwavering commitment to his firm’s investors. “In the finance world, people are focused primarily on money. I’ve never liked this idea. For me, it’s making sure that every negotiation is fair and that I am negotiating the best deal for our investors. Maintaining trust and honesty is what’s important to me,” he explains.
Othman joined Fiera Infrastructure in 2015 with experience in both investment banking and private equity, and unique international insight from his time living, working, and getting trained in several countries including Morocco, the UK, and Australia. He is responsible for originating private equity transactions, and for leading and negotiating private equity transactions and contracts to ensure that investors get the best deal while also considering environmental constraints. He also leads the coverage of opportunities in the "core infrastructure" space, specifically utilities, renewable energy, power, and public-private partnership transactions.
Fiera Infrastructure prides itself on being a global, diversified infrastructure investor committed to contributing to the betterment of society. With one of the most diverse portfolios in North America, its leadership focuses not on one investment space, but examines all spaces. “What I like most about the firm is that we truly contribute to the economy and society. We invest in renewable energy projects, highways, data-centers, hospitals; we help the government build this important infrastructure. Because we’re not a niche firm, and we’re global, we can truly contribute,” Othman shares.
Othman began his career as an investment banking analyst with London-based investment bank, Macquarie Capital. In 2012, he moved to Toronto, where he served as a private equity associate for Fengate Capital, a $4B Canadian private equity firm focused on infrastructure, private equity, and senior housing, before joining Fiera Infrastructure. He holds a Master of Science degree in finance from Imperial College London and a BBA in finance from HEC Montreal.
VP Private Equity — Fiera Infrastructure
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