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Neil Kravitz is the Co-Leader of the Firm’s US Practice and is recognized as a leading lawyer in mergers & acquisitions, securities law and cross-border transactions. He acts for domestic and foreign acquirers and targets, issuers, entrepreneurs, private equity funds, and investment banks with a practical, deal-oriented approach. Neil advises on public and private M&A transactions, equity and debt financings, shareholder activism and corporate governance. Neil regularly advises Boards and Special Committees on governance matters and on ESG and recently presented on a panel involving Fasken partners and the TSX on Governance and ESG matters. Providing counsel on a wide range of matters, Neil has gained deep industry insight in the aerospace, life sciences, industrial, financial services, retail and technology sectors. Consulted by securities regulators on legislative reform, Neil is a widely published author and cited authority on securities law, and has lectured on Securities Regulation at McGill's Faculty of Law.
MTY Food Group Inc. (MTY) and Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. (Imvescor) successfully completed their combination to create a leading North American restaurant franchisor. The combination was carried out pursuant to a statutory amalgamation whereby all of the outstanding common shares of Imvescor were acquired by a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of MTY for a consideration having an aggregate value of approximately $247 million that consisted of approximately 20% in cash and approximately 80% in MTY common shares. The shareholders approved the amalgamation at a special meeting held on February 15, 2018, and the transaction closed on March 1, 2018.