199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1996 (QC); 1997 (ON)
Marie Garneau is a partner in the Banking & Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups. She has acted for numerous lenders and borrowers on a wide range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions including leveraged buyouts, asset-based loans, debt financings and structured financings. Marie has also acted for creditors, debtors and monitors in commercial insolvencies and restructurings. She is also a member of the Associates’ Committee in the Toronto office. Marie has been a regular guest lecturer in the Joint JD/MBA Program at the Schulich School of Business and Osgoode Hall Law School. She has also spoken at various conferences including with respect to perfecting security in Canada and leveraged debt financing. Marie is fluent in French and English.
Kissner Group Holdings LP (“Kissner”) completed its acquisition of NSC Minerals Ltd. (“NSC”), a market-leading provider of salt products in Western Canada and the North Central United States, from an investor group led by Altas Partners.
On February 1, 2019, a company owned by Vertu FX Limited Partnership (“Vertu”), BDC Capital Inc. (“BDC”) and certain members of the Firmex executive management team completed the acquisition of Firmex Holdings Inc.
On June 21, 2017, Algoma Central Corp. (Algoma) completed its offering of $75 million aggregate principal amount of 5.25-per-cent convertible unsecured subordinated debentures (the Debentures) at a price of $1,000 per debenture on a bought-deal basis to a syndicate of underwriters led by CIBC Capital Markets, and including Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Cormark Securities Inc. and Raymond James Ltd. (collectively, the Underwriters).
On July 17, 2017, Norgine B.V., a European specialist pharmaceutical company, acquired all issued and outstanding shares of Merus Labs International Inc. (Merus), pursuant to a plan of arrangement for $1.65 per common share in cash, including the assumption of all debt obligations, for a total enterprise value of approximately $342 million.
On February 24, 2016, Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq), by its newly formed, wholly owned subsidiaries, Maiclair Holdings ULC and Farm Church Holdings ULC, completed the acquisition of Marketwired L.P. (Marketwired), a leading global newswire operator and press release distributor company and a portfolio company of OMERS Private Equity.