Scotiabank Private Equity Investments is the private equity and venture capital arm of The Bank of Nova Scotia specializing in mid-to-late stage investment. It invests in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged and management buy-outs, growth strategies, expansions, upgrades of facilities and assets, privatizations and balance sheet recapitalizations. The firm prefers to invest in manufacturing, industrial and consumer products, fintech sector, services sector, financial industry, technology, building materials and resources. It invests globally with a focus on Canada. Scotiabank Private Equity Investments is based in Toronto, Canada.