800 Victoria Sq, Suite 3500, PO Box 242, The Stock Exchange Twr, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1989 (QC)
Michel Boislard has leading expertise in commercial law, primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, investment funds and securities. He also advises clients from the high technology and biotechnology sectors. Numerous public and private corporations trust Michel to represent them during complex domestic and international cross-border transactions. Michel familiarized himself with the challenges involved in cross-border transactions while working as resident partner at the New York office. He often acts on behalf of investment funds during acquisitions.
On September 27, 2017, Novacap and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Caisse) completed an investment in Pivotal Payments (Pivotal), a Québec business that specializes in payment processing solutions and merchant services (the Transaction). The Transaction values Pivotal at approximately $525 million.
On December 29, 2017, Mr. Don E. Wall (Don Wall), PHI Inc. (PHI) and HNZ Group Inc. (HNZ), a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, completed a statutory plan of arrangement pursuant to which, among other things, Don Wall, through a beneficially wholly-owned acquisition company, acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares and variable voting shares of HNZ for $18.70 in cash per share, and PHI subsequently acquired HNZ’s offshore business conducted in New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. The total consideration paid to former holders of HNZ shares was approximately $233 million
On June 3, 2015, Stingray Digital Group Inc. completed the initial public offering of its subordinate voting shares and variable subordinate voting shares at a price of $6.25 per share. The shares began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols RAY.A and RAY.B, respectively.