John Connon

Goodmans LLP

333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7
Phone: (416) 597-5499
Fax: (416) 979-1234

Partner. Head of Goodmans Private Equity Group. Specializes in corporate finance, securities law, private equity and public and private mergers & acquisitions. 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 Miller McAsphalt Corporation’s sale of Miller Paving and McAsphalt Industries to Colas Canada; Trader Corporation’s acquisition of Convertus Digital; The Kilmer Group in the sale of the Toronto Argonauts Football Club, North America’s oldest continuously operated professional football club, to MLSE; General Atlantic Partners’ strategic investment in Benevity, Inc.; and Tricon Capital Group in its acquisition of Silver Bay Realty Trust for US$1.4 billion and in its numerous bought deal offerings, joint venture transactions, strategic investments and general corporate matters. Recommended as a leading lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for M&A and private equity. Recognized as one of "Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40" in 2008. Called to the New York Bar in 1999 and was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2005.

Year Called to the Bar:2005 (ON); 1999 (New York)
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Corporate Finance & Securities
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