100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1985 (ON)
Gary is Managing Partner of the Technology, Media & Entertainment group at Bennett Jones. His practice focuses on all aspects of corporate commercial, corporate governance, and securities work for companies at all stages, from start-ups to mature public companies, with a focus on technology-based businesses. He advises on mergers & acquisitions, private and public financings (including IPOs), cyber security governance, special committee matters, shareholder arrangements, executive/employee compensation arrangements, licensing and distribution agreements, international corporate structurings, corporate reorganizations, and private equity/venture capital fund formation. Gary regularly represents US and Canadian private equity and venture capital investors and foreign buyers acquiring Canadian businesses. He is secretary of the CVCA, Canada's venture capital and private equity association. Gary was called to the Ontario Bar in 1985 and received his LLB from the University of Toronto. He has been recognized by Lexpert® for 15 consecutive years.
On January 5, 2018, BCE Inc. (Bell) completed its acquisition of all of the approximately 11.4 million common shares of AlarmForce Industries Inc. (AlarmForce) for a total aggregate consideration of approximately $182 million The Acquisition is part of Bell’s Connected Home strategy.