1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite 2100, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 2006 (QC); 2001 (New York)
Niko is a partner in Osler’s Montréal office. His practice focuses on public and private mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, corporate governance matters, and private equity/venture capital, notably complex cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions. Niko has represented Canadian, US, Australian, and other foreign public and private companies, boards and independent committees, underwriters, and private equity funds in connection with mergers & acquisitions, takeover bids, going private transactions, public and private financings, private placements, and corporate governance. His clients include public and private companies, boards and independent committees, underwriters, and private equity funds. Niko has taught mergers & acquisitions law at the McGill University Faculty of Law. He was called to the New York State Bar in 2001 and worked for Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and Melbourne, Australia until 2005.
On November 28, 2018, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) announced that it acquired an equity interest of $200 million in Plusgrade, a leading provider of revenue solutions to the global travel industry. The interests were acquired from TA Associates, the management team and other investors, all of whom will continue to be shareholders going forward.
On February 24, 2016, Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq), by its newly formed, wholly owned subsidiaries, Maiclair Holdings ULC and Farm Church Holdings ULC, completed the acquisition of Marketwired L.P. (Marketwired), a leading global newswire operator and press release distributor company and a portfolio company of OMERS Private Equity.
On January 7, 2016, Videotron G.P. (Videotron), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc. (TSX: QBR.B), completed the acquisition of Fibrenoire Inc. (Fibrenoire), a telecommunications company specializing exclusively in fibre-optic connectivity services for businesses in Québec and Ontario.
Postmedia Network Inc. (Postmedia) completed the acquisition of Sun Media Corporation’s (Sun Media) English language newspapers and speciality publications, as well as digital properties including the Sun chain of dailies, consisting of The Toronto Sun, The Ottawa Sun, The Winnipeg Sun, The Calgary Sun and The Edmonton Sun, as well as The London Free Press and the free 24 Hours dailies in Toronto and Vancouver, from Quebecor Media Inc. (the Sun Media Acquisition).
On December 18, 2006, Bombardier Inc. entered into a new €4.3 billion syndicated letter of credit facility completing its 2006 refinancing initiative, which included, in addition to the letter of credit facility, the issuance in Europe and the United States of €1.9 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes and a debt tender offer in Europe.