Greater Montreal-based private equity firm Namakor Holdings is the new owner of Duchesne et Fils. Founded in 1927 and female-led since 1995, Duchesne is a family business, with general manager Audrey Duchesne-Milette representing the fourth generation at the reins. It supplies retailers and warehouses in Canada and the U.S. with products ranging from siding and roofing to nails and reflective insulation.
Christian Dauphinais joins Duchesne as president and CEO. Sylvain Toutant is assuming the chair of Duchesne’s board, succeeding Françoise Duchesne. Toutant has headed up a number of companies including Réno-Dépôt and the Société des alcools du Québec.