Marie-France Gagnon
Marie-France Gagnon
(514) 397-5454
(514) 875-6246
1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite 2500, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1996 (QC)
Partner in the firm’s Montréal office and leader of the Business Law Group for the Québec region. Practice focuses on corporate finance, asset financing, project financing, and banking. Represents banks, financial institutions, and other lenders and borrowers in transactions involving the implementation of various types of credits (including cross-border financing) including in the energy, pulp and paper, infrastructure, and aviation industries. Recognized as a leading lawyer in banking & finance and equipment finance in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Received her BCL degree from McGill University in 1995 and her BA in Psychology from Université de Montréal in 1992. Admitted to the Québec Bar in 1996.
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On October 27, 2017, Toromont Industries Ltd. (Toromont) completed the largest acquisition in its history — a $1.07-billion purchase of the businesses and net operating assets of the Hewitt Group of companies (Hewitt) in exchange for cash and shares of Toromont. This was a transformative transaction for Toromont, significantly expanding its Caterpillar dealership network and market opportunities.
On December 4, 2015, Global Jet Capital, a company providing leasing and lending solutions for large-cabin, long-range private jets, completed its acquisition of the aircraft lease and loan portfolio of GE Capital Corporate Aircraft in the Americas representing approximately US$2.5 billion of net assets.
Stornoway Diamond Corporation announced that it had closed its previously announced financing transactions with US private equity firm Orion Mine Finance, Investissement Québec (through its wholly owned subsidiaries Diaquem Inc. and Resources Québec) (“RQ”), and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to fund the construction of the Renard Diamond Project, Quebec’s first diamond mine.