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Former Onex managing director Andrew Sheiner
Former Onex managing director Andrew Sheiner
(Tibor Kolley/The Globe and Mail)

Ex-Onex star has big private equity plans for Altas

A small group of private equity veterans has dreams of creating a new Bay Street powerhouse.

After 17 years at Onex Corp. – where he was a managing director who oversaw some key investing platforms – Andrew Sheiner hung out a shingle in 2012 to create Altas Partners. Since then, he has assembled a team that includes former colleagues as well as industry experts from firms such as KKR & Co. and Providence Equity Partners. Together they are searching for large deals, hoping to write equity cheques of between $100-million and $500-million a transaction.