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Year called to bar: 2002 (ON)
Christian Gauthier is a partner of Bennett Jones LLP based in Vancouver and Toronto who advises local and international clients on domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions (including management and leveraged buyouts of private- and publicly-traded companies), corporate finance, initial public offerings, corporate governance and other capital markets and securities laws matters. Christian started the firm’s Vancouver office in 2014, which has since grown to approximately 50 lawyers and has been recognized as one of British Columbia's leading law firms (Chambers & Partners). Christian was the Co-Head of Capital Markets and M&A in Toronto where he practised for over 13 years. He assists clients through various business growth cycles, from incorporation, seed financings, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, divestitures, acquisitions, financings, refinancings, restructurings and sales processes. Christian is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia where he co-teaches the Capstone Business Law course, primarily to third year students with a focus on business law.
On July 5, 2017, Crius Energy Trust (Crius or the Trust) (TSX:KWH.UN) announced the completion of the acquisition of U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc., a leading US energy retailer with natural gas and/or electricity customers in 11 States and D.C. (the Acquisition), for total consideration of US$152.5 million plus US$20 million in working capital, for a total purchase price of approximately US$172.5 million.
Crius Energy Trust (“Crius Trust”) (TSX: KWH.UN) completed a tender offer to purchase all of the remaining membership units of Crius Energy, LLC not already owned, directly or indirectly, by Crius Trust for a total implied transaction value of approximately $189.4 million.
Holloway Lodging Corporation and Royal Host Inc. announced that Holloway has completed its previously announced acquisition of Royal Host with an effective date of July 1, 2014. The acquisition is valued at approximately $157 million (on an enterprise value basis),