100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1977 (ON)
As Chair of the Technology, Media & Entertainment Group, Barry represents start-up, growth and mature companies, and related private and public financing sources on corporate and other business structuring; public and private financings; the protection and commercialization of intellectual property; licensing and other distribution arrangements; strategic alliances, partnerships and joint ventures; IPOs and stock exchange listings; mergers and acquisitions; and restructurings. Barry regularly advises boards, directors and management teams on governance, director protection and risk management matters. He is an experienced director and has chaired boards and various board committees for public, private, non-profit, regulatory and governmental companies. His current board roles include Baylin Wireless Technologies (Lead Director), Think Research (Chair Corporate Governance), StarTech.com (Advisory Council) and RIMES Technologies. Formerly a law professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Barry has written extensively on contracts, corporate governance, advisory boards and joint ventures. He is one of the lead authors of Directors' Duties in Canada, 7th Edition (LexisNexis 2021).
On July 7, 2017, Shutterstock, Inc. (Shutterstock), through an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary, acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of FlashStock Technology Inc. (FlashStock) for a purchase price of approximately US$50 million, subject to customary adjustments.
On May 1, 2017, all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Halogen Software Inc. (“Halogen”) were acquired by Saba Software Inc. (“Saba”), Vector Capital and its affiliates (“Vector”), and Michael Slaunwhite, Halogen’s founder, executive chairman and largest shareholder.