Clairvest Group

    Website: https://www.clairvest.com/

    Clairvest is a Toronto-based private equity management firm that invests mainly in mid-market companies, principally in North America, across a wide array of industries including gaming. Clairvest has been involved with more than twenty casinos at one point or another as an investor and/or operator, with a notable focus on the South American market.

    The Clairvest Group established the Clairvest Neem Ventures in the Shinagawa Ward of Tokyo in 2017 as its arm to seek an IR license within the Japanese market. They have targeted regional opportunities in Japan, including Tomakomai and Sasebo.

    People

    Wagman, Michael

    Family Name: Wagman Given Name: Michael Role: President and Managing Director Profile: Beginning his career at Nesbitt Burns Equity Partners in the field of investment banking, Wagman joined Clairvest in 1998 and became its managing director.

    Parr, Jeff

    Family Name: Parr Given Name: Jeff Role: Vice-Chairman and Managing Director Profile: Trained as an accountant, Parr spent his early career at institutions such as the National Bank of Canada and Citibank Canada. He joined Clairvest in 1995, specializing in investment strategies and providing capital to medium-sized companies.

    Gupta, Prashant

    Family Name: Gupta Given Name: Prashant Role: Representative Director Profile: Gupta is a private investor with experience in gaming, private equity, hedge funds and real estate. Prashant began his career at Ernst & Young and most recently spent several years as the CFO of a Forbes 400 family office in Chicago. Beginning in early 2014, Gupta started spending significant time in Japan. In 2017, he set up Clairvest Neem Ventures as a partnership with Clairvest Group to pursue a regional integrated resort.

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