Kurt Sarno is a partner who practises in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and private equity at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Kurt is the co-leader of the firm’s Private Equity Group. He advises buyers, sellers and targets on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions; private equity investors and sponsors on buy-outs, investments and exits; and businesses across various industries and jurisdictions on complex joint ventures and strategic transactions. Kurt has experience in a wide range of industries, including infrastructure, industrials, food, beverage and agribusiness, and media and technology. Before becoming a partner at Blakes, Kurt practised at a preeminent law firm in New York, concentrating in mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Kurt was recognized by Lexpert® as one of Canada’s "Leading Lawyers Under 40" in 2016. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2004. after obtaining his LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2003.