Giorgio RivaPartner at Whitehorse Liquidity Partners
Giorgio Riva joined Whitehorse in 2017 and has over 13 years of private equity and investment banking experience. Prior to joining Whitehorse, Giorgio spent seven years at CPPIB, most recently as Principal within the Secondaries & Co-Investments group. In this role, Giorgio was a senior member of CPPIB’s secondaries business, leading and supporting the origination and execution of CPPIB’s largest transactions. During his time at CPPIB, Giorgio played a key role in building the secondaries program from three to 22 people across two offices and from C$2 billion to C$8 billion with transactions across traditional limited partner secondaries, fund restructurings and team-spin outs. Giorgio has led secondaries transactions aggregating C$6 billion across over 100 fund interests and over C$600 million in direct co-investments. Giorgio has been recognized by industry publications as a thought leader in the secondaries market. In 2016, Giorgio was selected for the “Young Guns of Secondaries” list by Secondaries Investor. Additionally, Giorgio represented CPPIB on several limited partner advisory boards in North America and was a member of investment committees reviewing private equity funds and Asian private equity opportunities. Prior to joining CPPIB, Giorgio worked in the investment banking group at Scotiabank in Toronto. During his time at Scotiabank, Giorgio focused on mergers & acquisitions and equity/debt underwriting for the bank’s largest relationships across insurance, banking and asset management. Giorgio holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Masters of Economics degree from McGill University.