1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite 2100, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1988 (QC)
Etienne is a partner in Osler’s Financial Services team and served on the firm’s Partnership Board for 5 years. Having more than 30 years’ experience, he is a respected business lawyer recognized by business leaders in Montréal in the areas of financial services, infrastructure and corporate finance. He advises clients primarily in respect of financial services, infrastructure, and M&A matters. He has been involved in a wide range of complex transactions related to acquisition financing, syndicated financing, project infrastructure financing, infrastructure projects, real estate transactions, and debt restructurings. He has acted for clients in numerous industrial sectors, including infrastructure, real estate, food, information technology, entertainment, knowledge-based, health sciences, manufacturing, financial services, and telecommunications.
On July 8, 2015, TPG Capital LP (TPG), a global private investment firm, acquired a majority stake in Cirque du Soleil (Cirque), Canada’s iconic entertainment company, for an undisclosed amount. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec along with Fosun Capital Group, one of China’s leading privately-owned investment groups, also acquired a minority stake in Cirque. In addition, Mitch Garber, Chair of the Cirque Board, Claridge, Stephen Bronfman’s family investment arm, and Cirque President and CEO Daniel Lamarre acquired ownership stakes.
Sprague Resources LP (Sprague) completed its indirect acquisition of all of the equity interests in Kildair Service Ltd. (Kildair) through the acquisition from Sprague International Properties LLC (the Vendor), of the equity interests of Kildair’s parent, Sprague Canadian Properties LLC.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Amaya Gaming Group Inc. completed its acquisition of 100 per cent of the issued and outstanding shares of privately held Oldford Group Limited, the parent company of Isle of Man-headquartered Rational Group Ltd., the owner and operator of the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker brands, in an all-cash transaction for an aggregate purchase price of US$4.9 billion, including certain deferred payments and subject to customary purchase price adjustments.
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, which is listed on the NYSE, announced on August 4, 2000 that it has completed the sale of its Information Solutions Group, the company’s document outsourcing and customer relationship management business, to The Carlyle Group.