Maxime Turcotte is a partner in the Corporate Group and a member of the firm’s Partnership Board. He has a diverse national and cross-border practice supporting our clients, their boards and special committees with complex and strategic transactions including private & public mergers & acquisitions, corporate & fund finance and project development. Maxime has been recognized as a leading lawyer in these areas by various industry directories such as The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada and the IFLR1000. Maxime has developed industry experience in various sectors including in professional services, infrastructure and renewable energy, financial services and insurance. He is committed to offering clients with the best tailored expertise we have to offer, and provide them with proactive, precise and practical advice to meet their business needs. He is a member of the Montreal GBI Committee (Gender Balance Initiative).
On June 5, 2018, Transurban (ASX: TCL) acquired 100% of the equity interests in the A25 toll road asset and concession in Montréal, from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners. Transurban has assumed responsibility for the management and operations of the A25.
On January 31, 2018, Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company, completed the acquisition of Pure Technologies Ltd. for $9.00 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of $509 million. The transaction, initially announced on December 11, 2017, was effected by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta).
On July 1, 2017, Trimont Financial Ltd. (Trimont), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. (Wawanesa), acquired Western Financial Group Inc. and Western Life Assurance Co. (collectively, Western) from Desjardins Financial Corp. Inc. (Desjardins), a Desjardins Group subsidiary.
On January 18, 2017, Boralex Inc. (“Boralex”) a leader in the Canadian market for the development, building and operation of renewable energy power facilities and France’s largest independent producer of onshore wind power, completed the acquisition of all of the economic interest of ENERCON Canada Inc. (“ENERCON”) in the 230 MW Niagara Region Wind Farm Project (the “Project”), located in the Province of Ontario, for a total cash consideration of approximately $232.4 million.
On June 16, 2016, Sea to Sky Highway Investment L.P. (SSHILP) completed the refinancing of the Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project, a public-private partnership project managed by Axium Infrastructure Inc.
On July 5, 2016, North American Lithium Inc. completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a Lithium Project located in the municipality of La Corne, Québec, as well as certain other assets, from KSV Kofman Inc., in its capacity as court-appointed receiver of Québec Lithium Inc., RB Energy Inc. and Sirocco Mining Inc.
On May 27, 2016, EDF EN Canada Inc. (EDF EN), a market leader in renewable energy and subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Group, completed the sale of a 50-per-cent interest in the 74-megawatt (MW) Mont-Rothery Wind Project located in the province of Québec (the Project) to MD1 Wind, LP (MD1), a limited partnership formed by a consortium (the Consortium) regrouping Régime de rentes du Mouvement Desjardins, Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance Company, Certas Home and Auto Insurance Company and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company.
On December 7, 2015, EDF EN Canada Inc. (EDF EN), a market leader in renewable energy and subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Group, completed the sale of a 42.5 per cent interest in the 350 megawatt (MW) Rivière-du-Moulin Wind Project located in the Province of Québec (the Project) to DIM Wind, Limited Partnership (DIM), a limited partnership formed by a consortium (the Consortium) regrouping Régime de rentes du Mouvement Desjardins, Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance Company, Certas Home and Auto Insurance Company, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company.
On December 1, 2014, Enbridge Inc. purchased additional ownership stakes in two Québec wind projects from existing partner, EDF EN Canada Inc. Enbridge acquired an additional 17.5 per cent stake in the 300 MW Lac Alfred Wind Project and an additional 30 per cent stake in the 150 MW Massif du Sud Wind Project.
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.
Sterigenics International LLC, a sterilization services and a portfolio company of GTCR LLC, a private equity firm based in Chicago, Illinois, acquired Nordion Inc., a provider of products and services to the global health science market.
Bell Nordiq Income Fund, a Montreal-based unincorporated limited purpose trust created to indirectly acquire and hold partnership units of Télébec, Limited Partnership and Northern Telephone, Limited Partnership, completed an initial public offering of its units on April 23, 2002.