Cameron M. Rusaw
Cameron M. Rusaw
(416) 863-5555
(416) 863-0871
155 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1990 (ON)
Cam has a broad transactional practice with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and corporate finance. He acts for Canadian, US, and international public and private companies, private equity funds, and portfolio companies in domestic, cross-border, and international acquisitions, investments, sales processes, and financings. He has extensive transactional experience in a variety of industries, including digital infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, health care, laboratory testing, heavy equipment manufacturing and distribution, technology, movie theatres, mortgage lending, retail, and mining. He has a background in venture capital financing and technology. Cam chairs Davies’ Lawyer Evaluation Committee and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he teaches an advanced Corporate Transactions course. Cam is actively involved in the ABA’s M&A Committee, including as Chair of the biennial ABA Canadian Public Target M&A Deal Points Study and issue group leader in the biennial ABA Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study. Select Recognition: Lexpert®/ALM 500 Directory; IFLR1000; Lexpert® Special Edition — Finance and M&A and Technology; The Best Lawyers in Canada’s Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Lawyer of the Year 2018.
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Digital Colony, the global digital infrastructure investment platform of Colony Capital, Inc., completed a recapitalization of one of its portfolio companies, Beanfield Technologies Inc., an independent telecommunications infrastructure provider
Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada's largest rural-focused broadband service provider, completed its sale to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners
Apotex Inc. completed the sale of its global rights to deferiprone to Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., an international research-focused healthcare group, by way of a carve-out transaction
Digital Colony, the global digital infrastructure investment platform of Colony Capital, Inc., and a leading investor, owner and operator of companies enabling the next generation of mobile and Internet connectivity, acquired Beanfield Technologies Inc. (Beanfield)
On December 10, 2018, Empire Company Limited completed the acquisition of Farm Boy, one of Canada’s fastest growing and most successful food retailers, from Berkshire Partners and Farm Boy’s management shareholders based on an enterprise value of $800 million.
On October 27, 2017, Toromont Industries Ltd. (Toromont) completed the largest acquisition in its history — a $1.07-billion purchase of the businesses and net operating assets of the Hewitt Group of companies (Hewitt) in exchange for cash and shares of Toromont. This was a transformative transaction for Toromont, significantly expanding its Caterpillar dealership network and market opportunities.
On December 8, 2017, Belgium-based Kinepolis Group NV (Kinepolis) completed its acquisition of Landmark Cinemas Canada Limited Partnership (Landmark Cinemas) from TriWest Capital Partners (TriWest) and management shareholders for approximately $123 million.
OMERS Private Equity (OPE), the private equity arm of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension funds, completed the sale of its portfolio company, Give & Go Prepared Foods Corp. (Give & Go), to an affiliate of US private-equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (THL).
In Canada’s largest M&A transaction of 2014, US-based Burger King Worldwide Inc. acquired Tim Hortons Inc. in a $12.5-billion deal that created a global powerhouse quick service restaurant company based in Canada. Combined, the company now has more than 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries.