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Wayne Adlam

Wayne Adlam

Associate Professor of Finance, Teaching Stream


Master of Business Administration, The University of Western Ontario
Honours Bachelor of Arts, The University of Waterloo


Wayne Adlam is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Finance Area.  Prior to starting his teaching career in 2010, he worked for over 22 years in the Canadian capital markets.  He has worked on hundreds of transactions, with in-depth experience and expertise across all capital markets activities, ranging from raising capital in the public equity and debt markets, to private equity and leveraged finance.  He has provided strategic advice to numerous companies, and has advised on many merger and acquisition assignments.  He also acts as an industry expert for various regulatory authorities.  In the classroom, Wayne uses his insights and experience gained on actual transactions to effectively convey the underlying financial concepts. 

Academic Positions

  • 2010-2021

    Lecturer, Ivey Business School

Non-Academic Positions

  • 2006-2008

    President, Blackmont Capital

  • 1996-2004

    Head of Equity Capital Markets, CIBC World Markets

  • 1995-1996

    Co-Head of Merchant Banking, CIBC World Markets

Research and Teaching Interests

Wayne has taught courses covering core financial concepts, as well as advanced courses in raising capital, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity.

Honors and Awards

  • 2020, 2019, 2018

    Lawrence G. Tapp Excellence in Teaching Award, Ivey Business School