1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite 2500, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1993 (QC)
Charles is a market leader in private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions (M&As), as well as in sophisticated cross-border transactions. Charles is particularly active in technology-related investments and M&A in IT, telecom, and the financial services sector. Charles has also been involved in a very large number of buy-out transactions, equity investments, joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions including LBOs and MBOs, acting for private equity and venture capital funds, Fortune 500 companies, and growth companies. Over the years, Charles has been involved in the creation of numerous funds and investment companies both in Canada and elsewhere. Charles acts as strategic corporate counsel for many Québec-based companies and as Canadian counsel for a number of multinationals and international investors doing business in Canada.
On Feb. 18, 2020, Eddyfi/NDT announced its acquisition of HalfWave AS from a group of selling shareholders composed of EV Private Equity, Shell Technology Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures and DNVGL. HalfWave, based in Norway, owns a proprietary ultrasound-based technique which allows high-precision measurements in imperfect conditions called Acoustic Resonance Technology (ART)
On December 13, 2018, MISTRAS Group, Inc. (MG: NYSE), a global provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions to the energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors, announced the acquisition of Onstream Pipeline Inspection, a leading North American provider of proprietary technology enabling pipeline inspection and data analytics services from NOVACAP and affiliates.
On February 1, 2019, a company owned by Vertu FX Limited Partnership (“Vertu”), BDC Capital Inc. (“BDC”) and certain members of the Firmex executive management team completed the acquisition of Firmex Holdings Inc.
Syntax Systems Ltd., a Novacap portfolio company, completed the acquisition of Core Services Corp. on April 18, 2017. Together, the combined entities will create one of the leading North American technology services firms offering best in class cloud managed services, application managed services and consulting services for Enterprise Resource Planning applications employed by mid-sized and large enterprises.
On November 25, 2015, Onstream Pipeline Inspection Services Inc. (Acquireco), an acquisition entity formed by Novacap TMT (Novacap), a leading Canadian private equity firm, completed the acquisition of all of the assets of Onstream Pipeline Inspection Ltd. (Onstream Pipeline).
On January 7, 2016, Videotron G.P. (Videotron), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc. (TSX: QBR.B), completed the acquisition of Fibrenoire Inc. (Fibrenoire), a telecommunications company specializing exclusively in fibre-optic connectivity services for businesses in Québec and Ontario.
On June 3, 2015, Stingray Digital Group Inc. completed the initial public offering of its subordinate voting shares and variable subordinate voting shares at a price of $6.25 per share. The shares began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols RAY.A and RAY.B, respectively.