800 Victoria Sq, Suite 3500, PO Box 242, The Stock Exchange Twr, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1982 (QC)
Alain Ranger has been practising tax law for more than 35 years, more specifically tax law as it relates to corporate and business law. Over the years, Alain has developed a reputation for expertise in a variety of areas, including mergers & acquisitions, cross-border transactions, corporate restructurings, foreign investments, structured financings, and corporate tax. Alain successfully develops and implements tax optimization strategies for public and private clients, domestic and international. In disputes, Alain's expertise is also sought to negotiate with tax and para-tax authorities. As an intermediary, Alain's interventions have resulted in a number of major legislative amendments for the benefit of his clients. In addition to being recognized for his knowledge, Alain is appreciated for his responsiveness, his solid understanding of business issues and the needs of his clients, and his pragmatism. Alain is a former officer (2005–2006, 2009–2010 & 2012–2015) and Co-Chair (2016–2017) of the Taxes Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and he was elected as member of the Council of the Legal Practice Division (LPD) of the International Bar Association (IBA) for the years 2019 to 2022.
A group of investors led by the Dutil family (the Family Group) and composed of American Industrial Partners (AIP), Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Fonds de solidarité FTQ (FSTQ and, collectively with the Family Group and CDPQ, the Rollover Shareholders) successfully completed the acquisition of Canam Group Inc. (Canam), a corporation involved in the design, manufacture and sale of construction products and services for the commercial, industrial, institutional, multi-residential and infrastructure construction industries, for approximately $875 million, including the assumption of existing indebtedness.
On July 6, 2017, Logistec Corporation (Logistec), a marine and environmental services provider, completed the acquisition of 51 per cent of all of the issued and outstanding voting shares of Fer-Pal Construction Ltd. (Fer-Pal). The purchase price comprised of a cash payment of $41.5 million and the issuance of 230,747 Class B subordinate voting shares in the share capital of Logistec.
On September 2, 2016, Cara Operations Limited (“Cara”), Canada’s oldest and largest full-service restaurant company, completed its acquisition of Groupe St-Hubert Inc. (“St-Hubert”), Québec's leading full-service restaurant operator as well as fully-integrated food manufacturer, for $537 million.
Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leader of specialty pharmaceutical products with an emphasis on the injectable market, completed its acquisition of Omega Laboratories Limited, a market leading specialty pharmaceutical company based in Montreal, for approximately US$85.3 million (C$95 million) in cash. The combination of Sagent and Omega creates a premier generic injectable company with a robust product portfolio, deep development pipeline and strong global presence.