1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite 2500, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 2003 (QC)
Partner in the firm’s Business Law Group in Montréal. Practice focuses on local and cross-border financing, in the areas of project and infrastructure finance, public–private partnerships, acquisition financings, equipment finance, and regulation of financial institutions. Recent project and project finance transactions include advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the Sorel-Tracy Detention Center Project (Best Social Infrastructure Project — 2015 P3 Awards); advising the promoters of a $725-million financing of a 270-MW wind farm project (North American Deal of the Year — Project Finance; American Renewables Deal of the Year — 2011 PFI Awards); advising the lenders to the successful bidder for the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) Project (2011 Lexpert®’s Top 10 Deals; Americas Bond Deal of the Year — 2011 PFI Awards); and advising the successful bidder for the McGill University Hospital Centre, Glen Campus Project (Project Finance International’s 2010 Award for Deal of the Year [Americas]; 2010 Canadian Council for Public–Private Partnerships’ Gold Award for Project Financing). Sits on the board of the Infrastructure Council. Admitted to the Québec Bar in 2003.
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.
On June 14, 2018, Nouvelle Autoroute 30, s.e.n.c.(NA30) successfully closed the $1.2 billion bond refinancing for Montreal highway Autoroute 30 (A-30) concession project (the A-30 Project). The bonds included approximately $828 million in long-term bonds, due 2042, priced at roughly 4.11% and approximately $390 million in medium-term bonds, due 2033, carrying a coupon of approximately 3.75%.
On February 11, 2016, Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) closed the previously announced acquisition by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) of a US$1.5 billion convertible share investment in Bombardier Transportation’s newly-created holding company, Bombardier Transportation (Investment) UK Ltd. (BT Holdco), which, following the completion of the previously-announced corporate reorganization, owns all of the assets of Bombardier’s Transportation business segment.
On July 8, 2015, TPG Capital LP (TPG), a global private investment firm, acquired a majority stake in Cirque du Soleil (Cirque), Canada’s iconic entertainment company, for an undisclosed amount. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec along with Fosun Capital Group, one of China’s leading privately-owned investment groups, also acquired a minority stake in Cirque. In addition, Mitch Garber, Chair of the Cirque Board, Claridge, Stephen Bronfman’s family investment arm, and Cirque President and CEO Daniel Lamarre acquired ownership stakes.