100 King St W, Suite 6200, 1 First Cdn Pl, PO Box 50, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1997 (ON)
John is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Private Equity Practice Group and practises in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance. John’s clients include Canadian pension plans, domestic and international private equity funds, as well as strategic investors. The transactions on which he advises encompass a broad range by transaction type, size, and industry focus. John’s practice also includes advising clients who are structuring and investing in private equity funds, as well as providing both Canadian and international clients with general corporate and commercial advice.
J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC ("J.C. Flowers") and Värde Partners, Inc. ("Värde Partners") completed its sale of Fairstone Financial Holdings Inc. ("Fairstone" or "the Company") to Duo Bank of Canada, a Toronto-based financial services provider supported by Stephen Smith, Centerbridge Partners L.P. and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board
On November 30, 2018, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. (“ESAI”) concluded its comprehensive restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act by way of the sale of substantially all of its assets to Algoma Steel Inc. (“ASI”).
On June 19, 2017, Pattern Energy Group Inc. (PEGI), Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development 1.0), Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (Pattern Development 2.0) and together with Pattern Development 1.0 (Pattern Development), Riverstone Holdings LLC and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) announced a series of strategic initiatives
On June 26, 2015, OPTrust through subsidiaries was a material investor as part of a consortium of investors with subsidiaries of GE Finance and Partners Group AG who invested in the acquisition of the Ararat Wind Farms project that is sponsored by Renewable Energy Systems who continues to hold an interest for a collective AUS$450 million commitment by the consortium.