Mark co-leads all origination and transaction efforts for the Diversified Investments platform. He brings many years of experience in capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and financial operations. He has been directly involved in over 20 transactions exceeding $2.5 billion of cumulative value, and has experience working with companies in Canada and the US across a wide variety of industries.


Prior to joining Tricor Pacific Capital, Mark was Vice President at Founders Group of Food Companies, a Tricor Pacific portfolio company, where he was a core member of the investment transaction team. He was active in all aspects of origination, due diligence, valuation, negotiation, financing and structuring of all new investments. Prior to Founders, Mark gained over five years of experience advising public and private companies on M&A, financing, and corporate development initiatives at CIBC World Markets Inc. and Cairn Merchant Partners LP. 


Mark graduated with Dean's Honours from the Honours Business Administration (HBA) program at the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Email: mtownsend@tricorpacific.com

Cell: +1 (604) 908-7974