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Year called to bar: 2008
Faran Umar-Khitab is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office with a very active transactional mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and commercial law practice. He routinely advises institutional investors, private equity funds, venture capital funds and strategic purchasers on complex investments, acquisitions and dispositions across a number of industries. He also advises a number of TSX and TSXV-listed issuers on public and private financing transactions, continuous disclosure requirements, commercial agreements and provides general counsel services to a number of clients. Faran has considerable experience negotiating complex purchase and sale agreements; leading capital markets transactions; structuring shareholder, partnership and joint venture arrangements; and implementing complex cross-border tax structures. Faran volunteers as a mentor to undergraduate students of the University of Toronto's Rotman Commerce program and actively volunteers in other capacities at the university. In 2016, Faran received an Arbor Award from the University of Toronto for his volunteer contributions. He has been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and named an “Acritas Star” in 2017 to 2020.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“DHC”) completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the Dash 8 aircraft program from Bombardier Inc. (“Bombardier”) for gross proceeds of approximately US$300 million
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.