Gerald W. Schwartz

Founder at ONEX Corp.

Gerald W. Schwartz

Gerald W. Schwartz

Founder at ONEX Corp.

Overview
Career Highlights

CanWest Global Communications Corp.
Onex Tomkins Co-Invest LP
Onex Usi Co-Invest LP

RelSci Relationships

1504

Primary Location

Bel Air, Los Angeles, California

Number of Boards

25

Birthday

11/24/1941 - Winnipeg/Calgary Metro

Age

79

Number of Awards

7

Estimated Net Worth

$1.8B

Interests

Artwork Collecting, Cars

Relationships
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Senior Managing Director at Onex Partners

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President at ONEX Corp.

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Managing Director at Onex Investment Corp.

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Fund Advisor at Onex Partners Manager LP

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Managing Director at ONEX Corp.

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Managing Director at Onex Partners

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Founder at Indigo Books & Music Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Senior Managing Director at Onex Partners

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Chief Financial Officer & Senior Managing Director at ONEX Corp.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Founding Shareholder at ONEX Corp.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

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Indigo Books & Music, Inc. engages in the general merchandize of products and services in Canada. The company operates an online and chain of retail stores for books, gift and specialty toys. It also offers baby products, home decoration and accessories, fashion clothes, paper, as well as electronic gadgets. The company was founded by Heather Reisman on August 16, 2001 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Education
Master of Business Administration
Class of 1970

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Tel Aviv University (TAU) (Hebrew: ?????????? ???????? Universitat Tel Aviv) is a public university located in Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel. With nearly 30,000 students, TAU is Israel's largest university. Located in Israel's cultural, financial and industrial core, Tel Aviv University is a major center of teaching and research, comprising 9 faculties, 27 schools, 98 departments and 128 research institutes and centers. Its origins go back to 1956, when three research institutes – the Tel Aviv School of Law and Economics, the Institute of Natural Sciences, and the Institute of Jewish Studies – joined together to form the University of Tel Aviv. Initially operated by the Tel Aviv municipality, the university was granted autonomy in 1963. The university also maintains academic supervision over the Center for Technological Design in Holon, the New Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, and the Afeka College of Engineering in Tel Aviv. The Wise Observatory is located in Mitzpe Ramon.

St. Francis Xavier University is a primarily undergraduate university located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. The university brings together 5,100 students from across Canada and around the world in arts, science, business and information systems. It is a member of the U4 League, a group of primarily undergraduate universities in Eastern Canada.

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. With more than 82,000* students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 500,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T's influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.

Career History
Founder
1980 - Current

Founded in 1984, Onex is one of North America’s oldest and most successful private equity firms committed to acquiring and building high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. As an active owner, the Company has built more than 70 businesses, completing approximately 375 acquisitions with a total value of approximately $44 billion. Onex’ long-term project returns have generated a multiple of invested capital of 2.9 times from its core private equity activities since inception, resulting in a 28 percent compound IRR on realized, substantially realized and publicly traded investments. The Company is guided by an ownership culture focused on achieving strong absolute growth, with an emphasis on capital preservation. With an experienced management team, significant financial resources and no debt at the parent company, Onex is well-positioned to continue to acquire and build businesses. Onex manages its proprietary capital as well as capital entrusted to it by third-party investors from around the world, including public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, banks, insurance companies and fund of funds managed by other asset managers.

Professional
Current

Trilogy Retail Enterprises LP is a private company headquartered in Toronto, ON, Canada, that operates a chain of retail book stores.

President
Prior

Canwest Global Communications Corp. operates one conventional television network in Canada, Global Television and 19 of Canada's most popular specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase, History and TVtropolis. Beyond the airwaves and cable TV, the company launches an extensive lineup of full episode programs online of fan favorite shows. It was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Canada

Boards & Committees
Honorary Director
Current
Member, Board of Directors
2000 - 2004

Loews Corporation is one of the largest diversified holding companies in the United States, with five operating subsidiaries: CNA Financial Corporation, one of the largest U.S. commercial property-casualty insurers; Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., one of the world’s largest offshore drilling companies; HighMount Exploration & Production LLC, a domestic natural gas exploration and production company; Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, an operator of interstate natural gas pipeline systems; and Loews Hotels, one of the country’s top luxury lodging companies.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Trustee
Current

The Simon Wiesenthal Center (often abbreviated SWC), with headquarters in Los Angeles, California, was established in 1977 and named for Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. According to its mission statement, it is "an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to repairing the world one step at a time. The Center’s multifaceted mission generates changes through the Snider Social Action Institute and education by confronting antisemitism, hate and terrorism, promoting human rights and dignity, standing with Israel, defending the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaching the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations." The Center is accredited as a non-governmental organization (NGO) at the United Nations, the UNESCO, and the Council of Europe.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2018

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. With more than 82,000* students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 500,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T's influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.

$5,000 +
2017

University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities.

$5,000 +
2016

University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$500
1986

Former Governor of Florida

$1,000
1985

Former Governor of Florida

Transactions
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Onex Usi Co-Invest LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Onex BP Co-Invest LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Onex Tomkins Co-Invest LP raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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Theredpin Mortgage Brokerage, Inc. provides real estate services. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #1161
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #1067
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #1118
2015
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
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