595 Burrard St, Suite 2600, PO Box 49314, 3 Bentall Ctr, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1999 (MB); 2000 (BC)
John-Paul’s (JP) practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, infrastructure and projects work, and general corporate law. He is co-leader of the firm's Private Equity Group, which has been recognized as one of Canada's leading private equity practices. JP’s clients range from start-ups and venture-financed businesses to large, publicly traded corporations. A significant portion of his practice involves working with private equity funds (including buyout, infrastructure, and venture capital funds) and their portfolio companies in investment, add-on, recapitalization, and exit transactions; technology-based businesses in relation to both operational and transactional matters; and investment banks and other corporate finance professionals in relation to M&A and financing transactions. JP is also frequently engaged as special M&A counsel by seller groups and investment banks undertaking competitive auction processes. He regularly speaks at business law conferences and is a member of several industry associations, including the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, the British Columbia Technology Industry Association, and the Vancouver chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.
PRA Group, Inc. (“PRA Group”), through one of its subsidiaries, completed the acquisition of Resurgent Holdings LLC’s (“Resurgent”) Canadian business. PRA Group is a global leader in acquiring and collecting non-performing loans, and the acquisition supports PRA Group’s position as a market-leading non-performing loan business in Canada.
On May 4, 2018, Frontier Capital completed the acquisition of Agreement Express Inc. and its subsidiary corporations (AEX) through a plan of arrangement. The investment was made through Frontier Capital’s US$700 million Frontier Fund V