John Connon
John Connon
Partner at Goodmans LLP
(416) 597-5499
(416) 979-1234
333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2005 (ON); 1999 (New York)
Partner. Co-Head of the Private Equity Group. Specializes in corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on private equity, public and private M&A, and corporate finance transactions. Advises public & private companies, PE funds, and their portfolio companies on acquisitions, sales, financings and governance and general corporate matters. Recent mandates include Pon Holdings’ $1.0 billion acquisition of Dorel Sports, Aegis Brands’ sale of Second Cup Coffee Co. to Foodtastic, Tricon Residential’s NYSE IPO and related US$570 million equity offering, Tricon’s issuance of US$300 million of preferred securities to a syndicate led by Blackstone, Tricon’s $500 million joint venture with CPPIB in bought deal offerings; strategic investments by Trader Corporation in Motoinsight and Activix; Miller McAsphalt’s  sale of Miller Paving and McAsphalt Industries to Colas; Open Farm in connection with an $80 million investment led by General Atlantic; and Kilmer Group in the sale of the Toronto Argonauts to MLSE. Recognized in 2008 as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. Recognized in the 2021 Lexpert® Special Edition: Canada's Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers, Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, IFLR 1000, and Best Lawyers in Canada.
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