Lionsgate West Capital Ltd. is a private investment vehicle and consultancy established in 2021 in Vancouver, Canada.

The firm looks for under the radar principal investment opportunities, primarily in Canada, in both private and public markets, and offers consultancy services on a select basis, including:

  • Strategic Advisory, Corporate Development and M&A consulting to companies, management teams and Boards

  • Management and commercial consulting

  • Interim and contract management


Rod Nichol is an entrepreneur, private investor, senior adviser and board member. After ten years in Hong Kong, where he founded Lionsgate Capital Limited, a boutique investment and advisory firm, he established Lionsgate West Capital in Vancouver, Canada, in 2021.

Mr. Nichol draws from his international banking, strategic, corporate, and entrepreneurial experience to have a client-centric approach. He has amassed an extensive global network of corporates, institutional asset managers, private investors, including venture capital and private equity funds, and family offices.  His broad experience and international exposure allow him to identify under the radar opportunities and give him a unique perspective in originating and executing deals. He concentrates primarily on the natural resources, energy and renewables, infrastructure, TMT, consumer, and healthcare sectors.

Mr. Nichol has originated and executed numerous transactions globally, having led or been directly involved in roughly USD60bn (Equiv.) in transaction value. These transactions span public and private situations across developed and developing markets. They include principal investments, M&A & corporate finance advisory mandates, acquisition & leveraged financings, corporate and project financings, debt and equity capital raisings, and derivatives. He has built global teams and has been a mentor to junior colleagues and associates. His experience in both large banking and smaller firm environments enables him to lead and adapt to various deal situations.

In addition to Lionsgate, Mr. Nichol shares his expertise and experience through advisory roles for various companies and institutions. He is currently an Independent Director of two public companies - one in Hong Kong and the other in Canada. He serves on the Asian Advisory Board for a global mining media and conferences company and is a regular speaker at these and other industry events.

Prior to establishing Lionsgate, Mr. Nichol was a senior investment banker for thirteen years in London with Merrill Lynch, Dresdner Kleinwort, and boutique firm Europa Partners. Mr. Nichol began his career in commercial and senior sales management roles with Scott Paper (Canada) Ltd. and John Deere (Canada) Ltd. after completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He holds an MBA from London Business School.


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