A partner and coordinator of the Tax practice in Davies’ Montréal office, Marie-Emmanuelle works closely with clients, primarily in Canada and the United States, on all aspects of their domestic and international tax planning. She advises clients on tax matters across a broad range of critical business activities, including corporate reorganizations, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, financings, and restructurings. She regularly acts for public and private companies and their shareholders, as well as pension and investment funds. Marie-Emmanuelle also has significant expertise in advising high-net-worth clients on their estate tax planning and trust matters. From 2004 to 2006, she practised at a leading international law firm in Geneva, Switzerland, where she focused on international tax, estate planning, and immigration/emigration solutions. She is a frequent lecturer and speaker and is actively involved in the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Fiscal Association, and the Association de planification fiscale et financière. Select Recognition: The Legal 500 Canada; The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Lexpert® Special Edition — Finance and M&A; The Best Lawyers in Canada.
On October 26, 2018, Stingray Digital Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B), a leading music, media and technology company, completed the acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited (TSX: NCC.A; NCC.B), one of Canada’s leading radio broadcasters with 101 broadcast licences (72 radio stations and 29 repeating signals) across Canada, in a transaction valued at approximately $506 million.
On November 28, 2018, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) announced that it acquired an equity interest of $200 million in Plusgrade, a leading provider of revenue solutions to the global travel industry. The interests were acquired from TA Associates, the management team and other investors, all of whom will continue to be shareholders going forward.
Blackstone Property Partners and Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc., a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, completed their all-cash acquisition of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (PIRET) for $8.10 per unit in a transaction valued at $3.8 billion including debt. Affiliates of Blackstone Property Partners and Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. acquired 62% and 38% of PIRET, respectively.
Stingray Digital Group Inc. (Stingray) completed a public offering of an aggregate of 4,900,200 subordinate voting shares and variable subordinate voting shares, inclusive of 552,200 subordinate voting shares issued pursuant to the partial exercise of the over-allotment option, on a bought deal basis, at a price of $9.20 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $45.1 million.
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 January 26, 2017, Aritzia Inc. (“Aritzia” or the “Company”) completed its secondary offering of 20,100,000 subordinate voting shares (the “Shares”) for a price of $17.45 per share (the “Offering Price”) for aggregate gross proceeds of $350,745,000 (the “Offering”).