Mathieu Desforges

Mathieu Desforges

Managing Director – Private Equity - CDPQ

Mr. Desforges is a Managing Director in the Private Equity group at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) in Montreal. Mr. Desforges joined CDPQ in 2013 and is responsible for investing globally in junior credit instruments (subordinated debt, mezzanine, PIK and preferred equity instruments), opportunistic credit, and distressed debt.

Mr. Desforges previously worked for 10 years (2003-2013) at Lehman Brothers in London in the Investment Banking & Fixed Income groups, investing Lehman Brothers’ balance sheet and managing distressed debt & special situations across Europe.

Mr. Desforges started his career as a corporate lawyer in Paris at BBLP Moquet Borde (2000-2001) and in Montreal at Fasken Martineau (1998-2000). Mathieu holds an MBA from London Business School (2001-2003) and a law degree (LL.B.) from the Université de Montréal (1993-1996).