Martin Racicot
Martin Racicot
(514) 397-5128
(514) 397-7600
800 Victoria Sq, Suite 3500, PO Box 242, The Stock Exchange Twr, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 2000 (QC)
Martin Racicot specializes in the area of financing. Martin represents primarily financial institution and investor syndicates in relation to every type of corporate financing. Martin represents borrowers in relation to project and acquisition financing, both local and cross-border. Clients rely on Martin to negotiate, prepare and implement every aspect of the financing transaction, including credit agreements, intercreditor agreements, investment contracts and security, as well as documents related to debt refinancing and restructuring. Martin is recognized for his expertise in financing and banking law, and regularly delivers seminars on various subjects such as security and cross-border loan transactions. Martin Racicot serves as the Vice-Chair of the Syndications and Lender Relations Subcommittee of the American Bar Association's Commercial Finance Section. The Syndications and Lender Relations Subcommittee facilitates discussion of legal developments and market practices in the syndicated loan market amongst lawyers who represent all the major stakeholders in syndicated loan transactions (including administrative agents, lenders, participants, and borrowers).
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On December 14, 2017, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the largest independent convenience store operator in North America, completed a US private offering of US$600 million principal amount of 2.350 per cent senior unsecured notes due 2019 and US$300 million principal amount of floating rate senior unsecured notes due 2019 (collectively, the Notes).
A Consortium composed of Placements CMI Inc. (CMI), a holding company controlled by Manac Inc.’s founder Mr. Marcel Dutil, and four Québec-based institutions, namely Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Fonds de solidarité FTQ (FSTQ), Investissement Québec (IQ) and Fonds Manufacturier Québécois II s.e.c., successfully completed the acquisition of Manac Inc. (Manac), a North American leader in the design and manufacture of specialty trailers, for approximately $186 million, including the assumption of existing net indebtedness.
On June 2, 2015, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the largest independent convenience store operator in North America, completed a private placement of $700-million principal amount of 3.60 per cent Series 5 senior unsecured notes due 2025 (the Notes) for total net proceeds of approximately $696.5 million, after deducting the agents’ fees and the estimated expenses of the offering.
WSP Global Inc., one of the world's leading professional services firms, completed the previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of the entities comprising the business of Parsons Brinckerhoff Group, the professional services division of Balfour Beatty plc.
EnGlobe Corp. acquired substantially all of the assets of LVM Inc., a subsidiary of Dessau Inc., in a transaction led by ONCAP Management Partners. ONCAP is the mid-market private equity platform of Onex Corporation and is EnGlobe’s majority shareholder.