David Elder is counsel who practises communications, competition and privacy law. He is chair of the Communications and Privacy & Data Protection Groups and a member of the Competition & Foreign Investment, Government Relations, and International Regulation & Compliance Groups. He also serves as the firm’s Chief Privacy Officer. David is recognized as one of the country’s foremost authorities on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), having been involved in all stages of the development of the new law, including making formal submissions on behalf of a number of clients and having successfully worked to help secure some key amendments to the law and regulations during the legislative process. He has advised many clients with respect to the interpretation and application of the new law, as well as assisting businesses with the development of anti-spam compliance programs. He is in high demand as a speaker on the topic of CASL. With respect to privacy matters, David provides privacy compliance advice to a wide range of Canadian and international businesses, including technology companies, online service providers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, conducting both "bricks and mortar" and online activities.
Digital Colony, a global investment firm dedicated to strategic opportunities in digital infrastructure, announced the completion of their purchase of Cogeco Peer 1, a leading provider of colocation, network connectivity and managed services, from Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSX: CCA) for $720 million to create a standalone business under a new brand.
On February 19, 2019, GTY Technology Holdings Inc. (“GTY”), a special purpose acquisition company traded on the NASDAQ and which was formed to consummate a business combination with established government technology companies, acquired Bonfire Interactive Ltd. (“Bonfire”), Questica Inc (“Questica”) and Questica USCDN Inc. (“Questica USCDN”)
On September 30, 2018, Datix Limited (“Datix”), a global leader in patient safety, quality, and infection prevention, completed its acquisition of RL Solutions, a leading provider of healthcare quality and patient safety software.
On November 14, 2017, BV Investment Partners (BV), a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services, software and IT services sectors, completed a strategic investment in Ontario-based Precision Nutrition (PN), the leading nutrition certification and coaching software and services provider in North America.
On December 14, 2016, Just Eat plc (LSE: JE), a leading global marketplace for online food delivery, announced its completed acquisition of SkipTheDishes Inc., one of Canada’s largest online food delivery marketplaces.
Element Financial Corporation acquired the assets and operations of PHH Arval, PHH Corporation's North American fleet management services business, for a purchase price of US$1.4 billion in cash. Element also assumed PHH's obligations under the PHH fleet securitization programs in the US and Canada.