Gary Ott is an experienced corporate/commercial lawyer practising in Vancouver. He is a regional Co-Leader of the Firm’s Private M&A Group. Gary provides clients with strategic, practical and cost-effective advice on mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, reorganizations, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, debt and equity financings and general business law. He represents a broad range of clients from start-ups to multi-nationals and across a broad spectrum of industries. In particular, Gary has extensive experience advising clients in the technology, forestry, energy services and retail industries. Gary gained private sector experience working as corporate counsel for Motorola.
Lion Capital and IVEST Consumer Partners acquired the business and assets of Spence Diamonds Ltd. in an all equity transaction. As part of the transaction, the Spence Diamonds Group shareholders will maintain a minority interest in the reconstituted company. Canada’s premier diamond retailer, Spence Diamonds was founded in 1978 and operates out of seven locations across Canada including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto.