Team FUSACQ

Our strength: expert advice

FUSACQ is a team of seasoned experts in the fields of financing and entrepreneurship. With their support and guidance, you are assured to achieve the results you’re seeking.

France de Gaspé Beaubien

President

France has nearly 25 years of outstanding results in financing and consulting at BDC. France has worked with entrepreneurs in many regions of Quebec and Canada. Entrepreneurs in Quebec City, Beauce, Montérégie, North Shore, Ontario, Western Canada – not to mention Montreal – have benefited from her advice.

France has an extensive educational background: after obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Administration, she earned her CFA designation and then took several leadership courses.

She has held various management positions in the banking industry where she has been recognized for her strategic intelligence. A visionary, France is above all a woman of action and field experience. Energetic, tenacious and a strong team player, she is committed to the growth of her peers and the satisfaction of all. She founded FUSACQ in 2012 and still pursues her passion, helping entrepreneurs with their challenges. France has the recognition of Mortgage Broker with the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). She is a Commercial Real Estate Broker with NAI Terramont Commercial.

Pierre Laforest

Vice President

With more than 25 years of success in management consulting, Pierre Laforest worked as a consultant specializing in business growth and development; he then continued his career with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), where he was responsible for consulting activities in the greater Montreal area and then throughout Quebec.

During his career, he has helped more than 200 companies achieve new performance and profitability objectives.

Recognized for his rigor and perseverance, Pierre accompanies his clients throughout the change process.

Manon Huppé

Vice President

Having worked for more than 20 years as an administrator and manager of transportation companies, Manon Huppé has extensive experience in the business world. Familiar with the needs of manufacturing operations, and thus she understands the importance of a strategic location.

A skilled administrator and negotiator, her success is mainly based on her ambitions, her enthusiasm, her ease of communication, as well as the tenacity she demands of herself as a professional. In addition to putting her experience at your disposal, she also offers you her impressive contact network acquired over the years. Manon is also a commercial real estate broker with NAI Terramont Commercial, which is her main profession.

Louis Philippe Antunes

Vice President

With more than 25 years of experience in the financial field,  Louis Philippe has  accumulated expertise over time to make him a specialist in public-markets at the international level (USA, Canada, Europe). His European experience has enabled him to make multiple inter-country and intra-country mergers and acquisitions.

 

He has also raised capital through equity financing, as well as bridge loans, asset loans and debt loans. Louis Philippe has held various positions in multiple small and medium-sized companies, in order to perform corporate restructuring and reorganization.

 

Louis Philippe is also an entrepreneur at heart, which makes him a visionary and inventor, of whom he has sold a few patents. He is distinguished by his agility, his creativity and his concern for cohesion among stakeholders in association with interculturality.

Yohann Wagner

Director

With close to 20 years of experience in various fields involving numbers, Yohann has been involved in financial projections, taxation, accounting, process optimization and actuarial valuations, to name a few.

He worked for an actuarial consulting firm for several years. He also has several years of experience in the banking sector and has taught finance, accounting and project management for many years. These experiences have allowed Yohann to become an expert in financial modeling and analysis of corporate financial statements.

Recognized for his professionalism, meticulousness and analytical skills, Yohann studied at the University of Montreal (BAC in Actuarial Science) and at the University of Sherbrooke (Master’s degree in Finance).

Monika Ag

Director

With close to 20 years of professional database marketing experience, Monika is interested in using data to better target and understand the potential of strategic alignment between the business buyer and seller.

She worked in the banking industry for 12 years, as well as in legal publishing, telecom and IT. Her banking experience includes financing and marketing to Quebec SMEs. These experiences have enabled Monika to become an expert in the daily life and behaviour of entrepreneurs, as well as in research techniques on SMEs.

Recognized for her thoroughness, excellence in customer service, empathy and good adaptability. Monika studied in Europe, Africa and received her BCom from McGill University. Monika connects daily with a multitude of entrepreneurs to evaluate their strategy and interest in buying or selling.

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