333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1981 (ON)
Partner in the Banking and Finance Law Group at Goodmans. Focuses on financing, corporate transactions, and financial institution regulatory matters. Over 35 years of extensive expertise in acquisition financing, project finance, asset-based lending, debt restructuring, and complex domestic and cross-border financings. Clients represented include Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citizens Bank, US Bank, Monroe Capital, Hitachi Capital, UBS, PNC Bank, and Clearwater Seafoods. Identified as a leading practitioner in banking in Chambers,Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Banking, Finance & Transactional Lawyers and The World’s Leading Women in Business Law, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, IFLR 1000, The Legal 500 Canada, and Who’s Who Legal (Banking). Recognized for asset-based lending, banking, and project finance by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, the Lexpert® Guide to Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, and The Best Lawyers in Canada (named 2015 and 2017 Toronto Asset-Based Lending Lawyer of the Year). Received the 2009 Lexpert Zenith Award, recognizing her as one of Canada’s leading women lawyers. Served at the Ontario Court of Appeal as a law clerk. Ontario Bar (1981).
OMERS Private Equity (OPE), the private equity arm of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension funds, completed the sale of its portfolio company, Give & Go Prepared Foods Corp. (Give & Go), to an affiliate of US private-equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (THL).
Insight Equity Holdings LLC, a private equity firm based in Southlake, Texas, through its portfolio company Material Sciences Corporation acquired Continuous Colour Coat Limited, recognized in the market by its tradename Metal Koting.
OMERS Private Equity (OPE), the private equity investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension funds completed the sale of Canadian healthcare IT company Logibec Inc. to US private equity firm GI Partners. Financing was provided by Macquarie Corporate and Asset Finance Lending. The acquisition price was undisclosed.