Piyush is a Partner at Nova Vida Capital. He is also an investor at Ti Foods - one of the largest Asian food distribution companies in Canada. Ti Foods was acquired in Sep 2021 and was Nova Vida Capital's first portfolio company in Canada. Prior to investing in and running Ti Foods, he was a Director at Samsung Electronics where he managed the TV business for 8 years & led the consumer electronics e-commerce operation for 2 years. He brings on board more than 16 years’ experience managing & building multi-million dollar businesses. He has intimate knowledge of B2B, distribution & ecommerce businesses and has solid grounding in sales, marketing and P&L leadership. Piyush is an INSEAD MBA who has lived in 5 countries & now aims to build businesses in Canada.
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Mario Nigro is a partner in the M&A, Private Equity & Venture Capital Group of Stikeman Elliott. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financings and complex corporate reorganizations, and general business law. He has worked on a variety of Canadian private equity fund transactions including buyouts, leveraged buyouts, and secondaries. Mario also routinely advises owner operators who are looking at selling their businesses. Mario has significant experience across all industries and has represented some of the leading food, retail, services, technology, and manufacturing businesses in Canada including a leading provider of outsourced office and workplace solutions. He works with a number of fast-growing technology companies through their acquisitions, dispositions, financings and growth capital transactions.
Sidney founded UCIT Online Security, now the largest live video monitoring company in Canada and the USA. With an aerospace industry background, he revolutionized the physical security sector. UCIT's "live video monitoring" gained major insurance company approval, fueling its multi-million dollar growth. Partnering with Auxo Management in 2011, Sidney expanded UCIT's reach. The 2016 acquisition of Stealth Monitoring led to its rebranding as Stealth Monitoring in 2019. Today, it operates in 40 offices across four countries with over 2,000 employees. Sidney's entrepreneurship extends to supporting and investing in the entrepreneurship through acquisition ecosystem in Canada.
Nitin is a Partner at Nova Vida Capital. He has more than 20 years' experience successfully delivering complex multi-million dollar projects in the engineering, clean energy and environmental infrastructure industries. He is also the co-founder of a leading vertical B2B SaaS CRM and Workflow Automation solution for sales teams in the engineering and manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining Nova Vida Capital, Nitin worked with large organizations such as The World Bank and IL&FS (Infrastructure, Leasing & Financial Services as well as niche engineering and advisory businesses such as Carollo Engineers, SustainAsia, and Spans Envirotech. Nitin has an MBA from INSEAD, an MS from Virginia Tech, and B.Tech from Delhi College of Engineering.