RVE’s principals collectively have over 25 years of private equity investing experience. Our team shares a common vision for building industry leading companies and measure our achievements in terms of long-term growth, not immediate returns.
We partner with companies and management teams, bringing patient capital and an active approach to our investments. As long-term investors, we are passionate about growing businesses and building value over time. RVE adds value through hands-on support of its management teams, driving growth acceleration, performance improvements and human capital development.
RVE devotes significant effort to analyzing industry trends, understanding competitive dynamics and developing relevant expertise and investment themes by sector. We are constantly refreshing our intellectual capital and developing compelling investment themes.
With over 25 years of collective private equity investing experience, the RVE team is positioned to pursue acquisitions with great flexibility and speed, moving aggressively for attractive opportunities. Teamwork and partnership are core values at RVE, and we leverage each individual’s unique skills and knowledge to achieve the optimal result.
Mr. Caputo is the Founder and Managing Partner of RVE. He currently serves as the Chairman at the Board of WHI, the aerospace platform of RVE which consists of four operating entities acquired since 2014. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Interward Asset Management. Prior to founding RVE, Mr. Caputo was a Director in the Global Investment Banking and Leveraged Finance group at RBC Capital Markets. Mr. Caputo graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Toronto and is a CFA Charterholder.
Mr. Ong is a Partner at RVE. Prior to joining RVE he served as a Vice President at Medley Capital, a $5 billion alternative asset management firm where he was responsible for the execution and portfolio management of debt and equity investments. Before joining Medley Capital, he served in the Global Investment Banking and Leveraged Finance group at RBC Capital Markets. Mr. Ong graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Emory University.
Mr. Woolgar is a Partner at RVE. In addition to this role, he is also a Senior Partner of Woolgar VanWiechen Cosgriffe Ducoffe LLP (“WVCD”), a firm which he founded in 1991 after beginning his legal career at one of Canada’s national law firms. At WVCD, Mr. Woolgar focuses on corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on private company mergers and acquisitions as well as start-up and early stage growth companies. In addition, Mr. Woolgar has served as a current or past corporate director of several not-for-profit corporations and private companies. He graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Western University and received LL.B. and M.B.A. degrees from Dalhousie University.
Mr. Gartin joined RVE in 2016. Prior to RVE, he was an investment banking Associate in the Consumer & Retail group at RBC Capital Markets, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and capital raising activities. Mr. Gartin graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University and received an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Mr. Kim joined RVE in 2017. Prior to joining RVE full-time, he spent two years interning at RVE while pursuing his undergraduate studies. Mr. Kim graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University.
RVE brings extensive experience and resources to help companies assess and capitalize on business opportunities. We understand the dynamics of business transformation through acquisitions, consolidations and internal growth. Beyond providing capital and financial acumen, RVE utilizes its depth of resources and passion to drive results to help companies to grow into industry leaders.
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