New managing partner named for private equity firm

A new executive has been appointed at 32 Degrees Capital

The most operationally experienced oil and gas private equity manager in Canada, 32 Degrees Capital, has named Trent Baker as managing partner.

Upon graduating from Queen’s University in 2003, Baker worked as an accountant at KPMG, leaving the firm after four years. He then joined 32 Degrees Capital and has been with the firm for nine years, taking on increasingly senior roles that cover various aspects of portfolio management and firm operations. In his new position, Baker will lead the team in sourcing, due diligence, and investment monitoring.

“Trent's experience, aptitude and leadership is fundamental to our rebranding towards an exclusively E & P-focused portfolio,” said 32 Degrees Founder & Managing Partner Larry Evans. “As managing partner, Mr. Baker's financial background rounds out the firm's senior management disciplines, with Mitch Putnam and myself representing the disciplines of geology and engineering.”

 “With Trent's leadership, I believe we have one of the best deal teams to evaluate the numerous opportunities in Western Canada's junior E & P niche market,” said Mitch Putnam, 32 Degrees founder and managing partner.

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