Samaar Haider is the Director of M&A at Sylva. Prior to Sylva, Samaar spent four years at CPP Investments, a ~$400 billion investment fund where he worked on the Thematic Investing team and focused on late-stage venture capital and growth equity investments across enterprise software, autotech, and eCommerce. He helped lead deals in companies such as Uber, Waymo, Snowflake, ChargePoint, Lulu’s Fashion Lounge, Fabric, Netskope, and many more.
Prior to CPP investments, Samaar worked in private equity at Onex Partners, a $40 billion private equity firm, and in investment banking at BMO Capital Markets. Samaar holds an Honors Business Administration degree (with Distinction, Ivey Scholar) from the Ivey Business School at Western University in Ontario, Canada. Samaar grew up in Alberta, Canada and is an avid skier and hiker.