Jean-Marc Bougie named Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer

Abacus Announces New Addition To Team

April 16, 2010, Vancouver, B.C. – Abacus Private Equity is pleased to announce that Jean-Marc Bougie has joined our team as Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer. In this newly created position, Jean-Marc will oversee the operation of, and fundraising for, Abacus’ investment Funds. He will be responsible for all investment activities, including sourcing, structuring and managing the Funds’ investments.

Prior to joining Abacus, Jean-Marc was Managing Director in RBC Capital Markets’ investment banking group where he had coverage responsibility for some of the bank’s largest clients in the Province of Quebec. As part of his 15 year career with RBC Capital Markets, Jean-Marc was involved in numerous financings (debt, equity, IPO) and mergers and acquisition advisory assignments in Canada, Europe, South America and the United States. Also, as part of his tenure with RBC Capital Markets, between 1997 and 2001, Jean-Marc was a Principal with Royal Bank Equity Partners, where he sourced, executed and monitored investments for RBC’s private equity group.

About Abacus Private Equity:

Abacus Private Equity is a leading independent investment firm that has been acquiring Canadian and international corporations for more than a decade. Since 2005, Abacus has acquired in excess of $2 Billion in assets through its affiliated divisions.

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