Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien III launches DGC Capital headed by Françoise E. Lyon

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By Ted Liu

Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien III has launched DGC Capital, a private investment firm that seeks to promote innovative, high-potential companies in the information and communication technologies, technology, and advanced manufacturing sectors.

DGC Capital is the process of launching its first fund, DGC Capital 2018. Its business holding will partially come from Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien III’s own holding company, T Investment Corp.

Françoise E. Lyon has been appointed as President and Managing Partner of DGC Capital. Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien III will serve as Chairman.

“We want to contribute to economic growth by attracting foreign capital and helping companies with disruptive technologies go international,” said Lyon. “By bringing together actors that can form strategic alliances with these game-changing companies, DGC Capital wants to be a catalyst in helping them achieve their full commercial potential.”

“I am pleased to welcome Françoise E. Lyon at the helm of DGC Capital,” said de Gaspé Beaubien III. “Her extensive international network and ability to forge strategic alliances are major assets for the firms we are assisting and for our partners.”

Lyon has held executive and senior management positions with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, National Bank Financial – Wealth Management, National Bank Financial Group, and more recently Pembroke, a Canadian boutique firm where she headed the private wealth management division with over $1 billion in assets under management.

Lyon has long advocated for the advancement of women in finance and the arts, serving as President of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Women of Influence Circle, a project she initiated to bring together women patrons who value the presence of women at the MMFA. She sits on the board of directors of the Association of Quebec Women in Finance and is also President of the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation, which is based in Washington, D.C.

Lyon graduated from HEC Montréal in 1993 with a bachelor’s in business administration and from McGill University in 1998 with a degree in public relations management. She completed a business studies exchange program at Bath University in England and has held the title of chartered administrator since 1996. In 2013, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her longstanding support for women in finance.

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