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Year called to bar: 1987 (ON)
Lawrence Wilder, leader of Miller Thomson’s Capital Markets and Securities group, is an innovative and practical business lawyer, advising clients on early stage financings, public offerings and M&A. His private equity practice sees him acting for leading US & Canadian PE firms and their investees. Lawrie has been involved with the creation of numerous real estate investment trusts including, True North Apartment REIT, True North Commercial REIT, InterRent REIT, Whiterock REIT, Dundee International REIT, BTB REIT and Pure Industrial REIT. He also acts for numerous Canadian public companies in a variety of business sectors. He is very active in the Toronto community, having fundraised or held senior leadership roles in support of various charitable institutions in Toronto.
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.
Canaccord Genuity Acquisition Corp. (TSX: CGAC.UN, CGAC.WT) (CGAC), a special purpose acquisition corporation, completed its qualifying acquisition and merged with Spark Power Corp. (Spark Power). CGAC was renamed Spark Power Group Inc. (the Company). The qualifying acquisition had no redemptions.
On January 3, 2017, Acasta Enterprises Inc. (“Acasta”) completed its $1.2-billion qualifying acquisition of Apollo Health & Beauty Care Partnership (“Apollo”) and JemPak Corporation (“JemPak”), two of North America’s leading private-label consumer staples businesses, and Stellwagen Group (“Stellwagen”), a best-in-class commercial aviation finance advisory and asset management business, based in Ireland and the United States. Concurrent with closing, Acasta completed ...
In Canada’s largest M&A transaction of 2014, US-based Burger King Worldwide Inc. acquired Tim Hortons Inc. in a $12.5-billion deal that created a global powerhouse quick service restaurant company based in Canada. Combined, the company now has more than 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries.