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Year called to bar: 1995 (QC)
Jean-Pierre is responsible for the Quebec Region Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. He practises business law and helps clients achieve their strategic and commercial objectives. Jean-Pierre specializes in securities and financing, mergers & acquisitions, governance, structured products and commercial transactions. Jean-Pierre advises companies and investment banks in capital market and private financing transactions, vendors, acquirers and special committees in M&A transactions, and boards, management teams and investors in securities and governance-related matters. Jean-Pierre has been at the forefront of innovative capital market structures in the area of retail structured products and other investment products. Jean-Pierre also advises commercial parties in various commercial transactions. Jean-Pierre has been involved with clients operating in a wide range of industries, including renewable energy, manufacturing, investment and finance, technology, retail, service and health.
On October 26, 2018, Stingray Digital Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B), a leading music, media and technology company, completed the acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited (TSX: NCC.A; NCC.B), one of Canada’s leading radio broadcasters with 101 broadcast licences (72 radio stations and 29 repeating signals) across Canada, in a transaction valued at approximately $506 million.
On September 14, 2018, Boralex Inc. (“Boralex”), a Canadian leader in the development and operation of renewable energy facilities and France’s largest independent producer of onshore wind power, completed the acquisition of all of the economic interests of Invenergy Renewables, LLC (“Invenergy”) in five wind farms in Québec, for a total cash consideration of approximately $215 million.
On January 16, 2018, Laurentian Bank of Canada (the Bank) completed a public offering of 2,624,300 common shares (the Shares), which included the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the underwriters.
On December 14, 2017, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the largest independent convenience store operator in North America, completed a US private offering of US$600 million principal amount of 2.350 per cent senior unsecured notes due 2019 and US$300 million principal amount of floating rate senior unsecured notes due 2019 (collectively, the Notes).
Stingray Digital Group Inc. (Stingray) completed a public offering of an aggregate of 4,900,200 subordinate voting shares and variable subordinate voting shares, inclusive of 552,200 subordinate voting shares issued pursuant to the partial exercise of the over-allotment option, on a bought deal basis, at a price of $9.20 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $45.1 million.
A group of investors led by the Dutil family (the Family Group) and composed of American Industrial Partners (AIP), Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Fonds de solidarité FTQ (FSTQ and, collectively with the Family Group and CDPQ, the Rollover Shareholders) successfully completed the acquisition of Canam Group Inc. (Canam), a corporation involved in the design, manufacture and sale of construction products and services for the commercial, industrial, institutional, multi-residential and infrastructure construction industries, for approximately $875 million, including the assumption of existing indebtedness.
On June 22, 2017, Laurentian Bank of Canada (the Bank) completed a public offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 4.25-per-cent Notes due June 22, 2027 (Non-Viability Contingent Capital, or NVCC) (subordinated indebtedness), the Bank’s initial offering of NVCC subordinated indebtedness.
On October 3, 2016, Laurentian Bank of Canada (Laurentian Bank) announced the completion of its acquisition of the Canadian equipment financing and corporate financing activities of CIT Group Inc. (CIT), a portfolio valued at approximately $1 billion (the Acquisition).
On June 3, 2015, Stingray Digital Group Inc. completed the initial public offering of its subordinate voting shares and variable subordinate voting shares at a price of $6.25 per share. The shares began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols RAY.A and RAY.B, respectively.
On June 2, 2015, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the largest independent convenience store operator in North America, completed a private placement of $700-million principal amount of 3.60 per cent Series 5 senior unsecured notes due 2025 (the Notes) for total net proceeds of approximately $696.5 million, after deducting the agents’ fees and the estimated expenses of the offering.
WSP Global Inc., one of the world's leading professional services firms, completed the previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of the entities comprising the business of Parsons Brinckerhoff Group, the professional services division of Balfour Beatty plc.