Partner in Torkin Manes’ Business Law Group. Practice focuses on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, advising on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance in particular, with an emphasis on private equity transactions and with significant domestic and cross-border M&A experience. Assists clients at all stages to formulate, negotiate and implement the structure of acquisitions or sales of businesses and other corporate and commercial transactions. Has experience with a variety of transactions including share and asset acquisitions and dispositions, debt and equity financings and corporate reorganizations and has also assisted borrowers and lenders with secured lending facilities and loan transactions. Private Equity practice covers all aspects of clients’ businesses, notably focused on acquisitions, add-ons and corporate consolidations. Works closely with start-up companies in all stages of their growth, especially through various start-up incubators and accelerators. In addition, he regularly acts as outside general counsel for clients, advising on a broad range of day-to-day business issues. Along with his inclusion in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Kobi was also featured as one of LexpertRising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 in 2020.
On March 11, 2019, Azelis, a leading specialty chemical supplier operating globally, announced it had acquired Chemroy, a Canadian distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients. The transaction sees Azelis acquire 100% of Chemroy Canada Holdings Inc.