Alexander Singh

Desautels Global Expert; Founder and Secretary, Acasta Enterprises Inc.



Alexander Singh is an M&A and asset management executive with a strong legal background who has been integral in building alternatives asset management firms in Canada and in completing large and complex transactions.

From 2015 to 2017, Alex co-led the development of a new private equity style asset management business as a Founder of Acasta Enterprises Inc. (TSX: AEF), including a $400M capital raise and IPO, structuring the new company, the subsequent acquisition of several businesses with over $1.2B in value, add-on transactions, financing arrangements, and legal and regulatory matters.

Alex was previously a Partner, Managing Director, and General Counsel at Acasta Capital Inc., a boutique merchant bank and advisory firm where he led several M&A and corporate finance transactions, with a particular focus on those in the asset management, financial services, and real estate industries.

Prior to joining Acasta in 2014, Alex Singh was General Counsel & Secretary to West Face Capital, one of Canada’s most prominent alternative asset managers which grew to approximately $3B in assets under management during his tenure. Alex was a member of the senior executive for over 4 years, and had been actively involved in West Face’s transactions, fund formation, compliance and regulatory matters, and operations.

Alex was chosen by his peers as "Tomorrow's Leader" at the Canadian General Counsel Awards in 2013.

Alex previously practiced corporate and securities law at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, has a J.D. from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, and a B.Comm. from McGill University.

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Desautels Global Experts
Investment Management