Chris Lewthwaite


Chris Lewthwaite

Managing Director

Phone: (416) 617-2826
Email: chris@coldwater.ca


Chris is a seasoned corporate finance professional, lender and private equity investor who has dedicated his career to providing tailored capital solutions and advice to lower mid-market companies to facilitate growth, acquisitions, buyouts and the monetization of shareholder value. Over the course of his career, Chris has originated, structured and underwritten complex deals across the entire balance sheet, including senior and subordinated debt, mezzanine capital and private equity investments to support growing companies across a broad range of industries.

Prior to joining Coldwater, Chris served as a principal investor and portfolio manager for an established Canadian private debt fund, leading deal origination, structuring, negotiation and due diligence efforts. Previously, he served as head of Corporate Development for McIntosh Perry, a private equity backed engineering firm where he led the development and execution of a strategic M&A growth plan focused on acquiring and integrating tuck-in acquisitions across Canada.

From 2010 to 2017, Chris served as a Director with Roynat Equity Partners, completing a number of successful private equity investments across a range of industries (including advanced manufacturing, automotive, technology, software, restaurant / food products, aviation services, telecom), while also serving on various portfolio company boards of directors. Prior to joining REP, Chris spent 6 years at Roynat Capital, where he focused on the origination and execution of senior term, subordinated debt and mezzanine capital investments, while also managing one of the firmís largest structured debt portfolios.

Chris is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University (Entrepreneurship and Strategy specialization) and an Honours BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto.

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