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November 2022

Nigel Wright
Senior Managing Director at Onex


Nigel manages Onex Partners’ European origination in the Business Services, Healthcare and Packaging sectors and is a member of Onex Partners’ Investment Committee. Since joining Onex, Nigel has been involved in the investments in Acacium Group (formerly Independent Clinical Services), Partou (formerly KidsFoundation), SIG Combibloc, Spirit AeroSystems, Hawker Beechcraft, ResCare and CGG. He has also been involved with a number of initiatives at Onex, including the value realizations of ProSource, various Vencap investments and a number of other significant acquisition opportunities.

Nigel serves on the boards of Acacium Group, Partou, and SIG Combibloc.  He has been involved for about 30 years in volunteer work at homeless shelters in Boston, Toronto and now London; for Camp Oochigeas, an organization providing a residential summer camp and other programming for children with cancer, and for the Ottawa Mission. Nigel has been a director of several charities and foundations, including the Policy Exchange and as a founding director of the MasterCard Foundation.

Nigel took a leave of absence from Onex from 2010 to 2014 to work as Chief of Staff for the Prime Minister of Canada. Prior to joining Onex in 1997, Nigel was a partner at the law firm of Davies, Ward & Beck. Before that, he worked in policy development in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.

Nigel holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, an LL.B. (Honours) from the University of Toronto Law School and a B.A. (cum laude) in Politics and Economics from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

Agenda Sessions

  • The rise of sector specialisation: overexposed or right where we want to be?


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