MAGNUM Capital

We are a private equity fund specializing in entrepreneurship through acquisition (ETA). 

We empower and create opportunities for the next generation of entrepreneurs to purchase and grow established lower mid-market businesses.

As successful searcher ourselves, we fully embrace the traditional search fund model. We also partner with select entrepreneurs who sponsor their own search.

Our Team

Out Team: Enrico and Patricia

Enrico Magnani

Founding Partner, MBA, MSc

Enrico is an investor that specializes in ETA. This is the latest step in his career after launching a search fund and successfully acquiring, growing and exiting a company called Scribendi.

As CEO of Scribendi, Enrico was pivotal in driving the company’s success by leading the development and implementation of proprietary AI tools and spearheading major growth initiatives. 

As a McKinsey Consultant, he honed his ability to understand and navigate complex business landscapes, working on strategically important projects across various geographies and industries, from telecommunications to grocery retail.

His scientific background has enabled Enrico to develop excellent analytical skills and the capability to simplify and model complex problems.

Enrico’s drive and love for a challenge are reflected in his passion for endurance sports. He is an avid cyclist and triathlete. An Italian through and through, Enrico loves to cook in his spare time and host memorable dinner parties in front of his wood-fired pizza oven.

Patricia Riopel

Founding Partner, MBA, BComm

Patricia is an investor in high quality lower mid-market companies and the entrepreneurs who run them. She is among the first five women to successfully exit a search fund owned business in North America (and the first one to do so in Canada). She sits on the advisory board of the IESE International Search Fund Center and regularly mentors female entrepreneurs. 

In 2017, she acquired and led Scribendi, a Canadian language services and technology company via a search fund investment vehicle. Her responsibilities included setting strategy and managing the P&L. Along with her partner, they successfully sold the business in 2023.

In her previous roles, Patricia has worked as a financial controller for a Montreal-based distribution company. She has also launched and operated financial institutions in several East African countries and in Latin America for the Desjardins Group. 

Patricia holds an MBA from the IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Honour List) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is also a mother, a big sister, and a wife.

Why MAGNUM Capital

We bring a unique contribution to your search:

Investment Philosophy

Energetic Entrepreneurs

Hungry for learning, passionate, and with a proven track record.

Established Businesses

Profitable, with history of stability and significant growth potential. 

Like-minded Investors

We co-invest and seek to positively influence, rather than control.