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John Connon
Partner

Goodmans LLP

Partner. Head of Goodmans Private Equity Group. Specializes in corporate finance, securities law, private equity, and public and private M&A. Advises public companies, closely held companies, and private equity funds and their portfolio companies on a wide range of corporate transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, capital raising, and governance matters. Recent mandates include Tricon Capital ’s acquisition of Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 5) Core Fund for US$1.4 billion and in its numerous bought deal offerings, joint venture transactions, strategic investments, and general corporate matters; Miller McAsphalt Corporation’s sale of Miller Paving and McAsphalt Industries to Colas; Trader Corporation’s acquisitions of Motoinsight, LesPAC, DealerBreacher, and Convertus; Second Cup in its acquisition of Bridgehead Coffee and its strategic relationship with National Access Cannabis; The Kilmer Group in the sale of the Toronto Argonauts to MLSE; and General Atlantic Partners’ strategic investments in Benevity, Inc. Recommended as a leading lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for M&A and private equity. Recognized as one of Lexpert®'s "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40" in 2008. Called to the New York Bar in 1999 and the Ontario Bar in 2005.


Year Called to the Bar:2005 (ON); 1999 (New York)