1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite MZ400, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1991 (QC)
Partner in the firm’s Montréal office and member of the Board of Partners. Practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions (domestic and cross-border), and corporate governance. Regularly represents issuers and underwriters in Canadian and cross-border public financings in various industry segments, as well as Board of Directors and independent committees of public companies in various contexts. Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, listed in the 2012 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and listed in the Lexpert® 2012 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. Named one of The Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in Canada (Lexpert®, 2002). Honorary Member and past President of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Québec). Past Chair of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Autorité des marchés financiers. Fluent in French, English, and German. Admitted to the Québec Bar in 1991.
Nuvei Corporation, the payment technology partner of thriving brands, closed a $833-million initial public offering, representing the largest technology IPO in TSX history by both equity capital raised and market capitalization at the time of listing
On June 6, 2018, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (Canaccord) completed the acquisition of Jitneytrade Inc. (Jitneytrade) and Finlogik Inc. (Finlogik) directly and through the purchase of Finlogik Capital Inc. (Finlogik Capital) This acquisition further strengthens Canaccord’s position as the leading independent trader in the country.
On December 29, 2017, Mr. Don E. Wall (Don Wall), PHI Inc. (PHI) and HNZ Group Inc. (HNZ), a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, completed a statutory plan of arrangement pursuant to which, among other things, Don Wall, through a beneficially wholly-owned acquisition company, acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares and variable voting shares of HNZ for $18.70 in cash per share, and PHI subsequently acquired HNZ’s offshore business conducted in New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. The total consideration paid to former holders of HNZ shares was approximately $233 million
On November 20, 2017, Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (Rayonier AM), a Florida-based leading global supplier of high purity cellulose, announced it had completed its friendly acquisition of Tembec Inc. (Tembec), a Québec forestry firm, for approximately US$962 million.
On May 26, 2017, Apax Partners (Apax), one of the world’s leading private equity investment groups, completed the sale of its remaining shares of the parent company (HCA Parent Corp.) of Garda World Security Corp. (Garda World) to Stephan Crétier, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Garda World, along with certain members of management and an entity held by investment funds affiliated with Rhône Capital (Rhone).