Origin Merchant Partners was founded in 2011 by small group of executives who were top players in the finance industry at various other financial companies. Realizing the need for independent, conflict-free advice for middle market companies, they founded Origin Merchant Partners.
Origin Merchant Partners is born
A handful of principals decided to take their knowledge, network, and creative expertise to open a boutique firm, Origin Merchant Partners, that could offer clients objective advisory, independent of any of the inherent conflicts often found at full service banks
prime Financial District location secured for a modern new office
The founding Principals and employees scouted out the perfect modern office located on Bay Street in the center of the Financial District to set up shop for the growing company
industry practice leadership
Strong industry focussed practices established in Agriculture and Food led by Andrew Muirhead, TMT led by Mario DiPietro, Real Estate led by Glenn Shyba, Financial Services led by Rob Penteliuk and Resources led by Jim Meloche
creation and expansion of Senior Advisory Board
Origin Merchant Partners appoints Hon. Joe Oliver, former Minister of Finance, as Chairman of its Senior Advisory Board. Later in 2016, Steve Bromley, former CEO of SunOpta Inc. also joins as Senior Advisor. In 2017, OMP expands the growth of our Senior Advisory Board, adding Rob Hines and Catherine David Nolan as Senior Advisors.
record year in 2018!
At the beginning of 2018, OMP adds new Partner, Cathy Steiner to head Healthcare sector. In 2018, Origin has a record year, closing 13 transactions valued at well over $1 billion.
Starting off 2019 with the additions of Perry Caicco, Paul Bradley and Bill Ainley to our advisory board, and Lindsay Adam Weiss as Principal with a focus on Consumer, Business Services, Industrial and Transportation