Practice focuses primarily on sophisticated domestic and cross-border financings. Practice also focuses on turnarounds, private equity, second liens, mezzanine, bridge and hospitality M&A, and finance. Holds significant experience in asset-based lending, syndicated loans, real estate loans, securitization, mine and consumer financings, equipment financing and leasing, factoring, intercreditor relations, consumer finance, and other aspects of banking and financing law. Regularly acts for Canadian, American, and offshore banks, PE funds and commercial lenders, as well as borrowers, regarding complex secured and unsecured credit facilities. Frequent panellist and moderator for CLE programs and private clients. Consistently ranked among the top practitioners in his field by The Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers and Partners, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert® Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining, and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. Past president of the Montréal chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and member of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section.
Vantage Data Centers, LLC (“Vantage”) announced the closing of its acquisition of 4Degrees Colocation (“4Degrees”) from Videotron Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc. (“Quebecor”), for a purchase price of $259 million.
Digital Colony, a global investment firm dedicated to strategic opportunities in digital infrastructure, announced the completion of their purchase of Cogeco Peer 1, a leading provider of colocation, network connectivity and managed services, from Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSX: CCA) for $720 million to create a standalone business under a new brand.
On April 12, 2018, a syndicate of bank lenders closed a new expanded credit agreement with AutoCanada Inc. (TSX: ACQ), Canada’s largest multi-location automobile dealership group by volume, providing secured credit facilities up to $1.08 billion.