Brad Nathan is the founder and President of Lynx Equity Limited (“Lynx”), named several times by Canadian Business/PROFIT Magazine as one of “Canada’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies”. Established in 2007, Lynx is a Toronto-based diversified private equity firm with $450million in annual revenue. It currently has 50 portfolio businesses in different industries throughout Canada, the U.S., UK and Denmark.
Lynx focuses on acquiring 100% ownership of established businesses from owners looking to retire with no succession plan.
As President of Lynx, Brad works with the Lynx management team to define strategy and goals. His responsibilities include overseeing transactions, operations, capital sourcing and deal origination.
As part of his IMBA program (Schulich School of Business) he worked at Coopers & Lybrand in Paris. After receiving his Chartered Accounting degree, he practiced accounting at Price Waterhouse, and then at Grant Thornton in Toronto. He later served as Vice-President of merchant banking at Rothschild Canada Limited. Prior to forming Lynx, Brad founded Succession Capital Corporation, a private equity firm that grew to $40 million in annual revenue.
Known for his tenacity and integrity, Brad has publicly shared the many risks he took, mistakes made, and challenges he overcame, to grow Lynx into the success it is today. As a member of the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Leadership Lab he contributed insight and advice about leadership and management issues to the business community. Brad has appeared on CTV and BNN, on the Pattie Lovett-Reid Show and as a judge on BNN’s The Pitch hosted by Andrew Bell. Brad Nathan and Lynx Equity have also been covered in Report on Business Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Financial Post Magazine, Forbes, ProfitGuide.com, The Canadian Business Journal, Report on Business.com, Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst, ADWeek, Tech Vibes, Merger Market, POST City Magazine and Toronto Life.
In addition to his love for business, Brad’s personal passions include planetary science and astrophysics, animals, nature, fitness and travel. He served on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Wildlife Centre for many years and continues to support wildlife related organizations.