199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1996 (ON)
Eliot Kolers is a partner, Head of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group, and member of the Management Committee in the Toronto office. His practice concentrates on complex corporate commercial litigation, competition litigation, and securities litigation. He has extensive experience on litigation matters involving class actions, oppression remedies, proxy contests, takeover bids, and injunctions. He has litigated all manner of competition cases before the courts and Canadian Competition Tribunal. Eliot is a member of the IBA, ABA and CBA, the Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association, as well as a board member of The Advocates' Society (Ontario). He is past executive member of the OBA’s Litigation Section and past Chair of the CBA’s Class Actions and Private Enforcement Committee. He is listed in various national and international publications for his expertise, including The Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and Benchmark Canada. Eliot writes and speaks extensively in his fields and is Editor-in-Chief of the LexisNexis publication Class Action Defence Quarterly.
On November 30, 2018, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. (“ESAI”) concluded its comprehensive restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act by way of the sale of substantially all of its assets to Algoma Steel Inc. (“ASI”).
On November 1, 2017, The Washington Cos. (Washington), a group of privately held North American mining, industrial and transportation businesses founded by industrialist and entrepreneur Dennis R. Washington, completed its acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corp. (Dominion) for approximately $1.5 billion.
Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”) acquired all of the outstanding shares of Toronto-based DH Corp. (TSX: DH) (“D+H”), a leading provider of technology solutions to financial institutions globally, by way of a plan of arrangement for $25.50 per share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $4.8 billion, including the assumption of D+H’s debt.
On February 7, 2017, Trilogy International Partners Inc. (formerly Alignvest Acquisition Corporation) (TSX:AQX.A)(TSX:AQX.WT) (“Trilogy”) completed its qualifying acquisition under which Trilogy effected a business combination with Trilogy International Partners LLC by way of a court approved plan of arrangement.
On January 15, 2016, Sprott Asset Management completed its successful hostile takeover bid to acquire all of the outstanding units of Central GoldTrust in exchange for units of Sprott Physical Gold Trust on a net asset value to net asset value basis. The transaction was valued at over $1 billion.
Sterigenics International LLC, a sterilization services and a portfolio company of GTCR LLC, a private equity firm based in Chicago, Illinois, acquired Nordion Inc., a provider of products and services to the global health science market.