Mathieu L’Allier joined Stifel as vice chairman, managing director and head of investment banking for Eastern Canada in Stifel GMP’s Montreal office. L’Allier will be responsible for leading Stifel’s investment banking business in Eastern Canada, including Quebec, Ottawa and the Maritimes.

“We are very pleased to add a seasoned professional with Mathieu’s talent, experience and important relationships to our investment banking team,” Matt Gaasenbeek, co-head of investment banking for Stifel GMP, said. “Eastern Canada, including Quebec, has been strategically important for the firm, and the addition of Mathieu demonstrates our ongoing commitment to one of the country’s most dynamic business environments. We look forward to Mathieu’s contributions and the addition of his perspective and experience to our executive committee as we continue to aggressively grow the Stifel GMP business.”

Most recently, L’Allier was the president and founder of Mission Capital Group, an active advisory boutique in the Canadian market. In this role, he provided strategic and operational advice to entrepreneurs, management teams, boards of directors and government agencies. Earlier in his career, L’Allier spent 17 years at BMO Capital Markets, including roles as managing director and head of investment and corporate banking in Quebec. He has advised on M&A and financing transactions totaling more than $175 billion in aggregate value.

“I am thrilled to join a world-class organization like Stifel,” L’Allier said. “The firm has clear capabilities that distinguish itself from other investment banks, including unmatched industry expertise, Tier-1 access to global markets and a broad suite of products and services to better serve clients across sectors, sizes and geographies. I look forward to serving Mission Capital’s clients, as well as Stifel’s relationships, via this exciting platform.”

Stifel Nicolaus Canada (consisting of Stifel GMP and Stifel FirstEnergy) is a provider of investment banking services, including advisory and underwriting, institutional sales and trading, and research services to corporate clients and institutional investors.