Olivier Désilets
Olivier Désilets
(514) 841-6561
(514) 841-6499
1501 McGill College Ave, Fl 26, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1998 (QC)
As a partner in the Capital Markets & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Private Equity practices, Olivier specializes in corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. He has extensive experience in equity and debt public offerings, takeover bids, plans of arrangement, private placements, and corporate governance matters, as well as general securities law compliance. Olivier regularly advises Canadian and international public companies, investment banks, and private equity funds. He has significant expertise in the retail, entertainment, media, and mining industries. Olivier is a member of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Finance of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Québec’s securities regulatory authority, and is the coordinator of the Capital Markets practice for Davies’ Montréal office. Select Recognition: IFLR1000; Lexpert® Special Edition — Finance and M&A; The Best Lawyers in Canada.
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Nuvei Corporation, the payment technology partner of thriving brands, closed a $833-million initial public offering, representing the largest technology IPO in TSX history by both equity capital raised and market capitalization at the time of listing
On October 26, 2018, Stingray Digital Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B), a leading music, media and technology company, completed the acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited (TSX: NCC.A; NCC.B), one of Canada’s leading radio broadcasters with 101 broadcast licences (72 radio stations and 29 repeating signals) across Canada, in a transaction valued at approximately $506 million.
On May 1, 2018, Scotiabank announced the completion of its $950 million acquisition of Jarislowsky, Fraser Ltd. to create the third-largest Canadian active asset manager with $166 billion in assets under management (as of December 31, 2017).
On December 14, 2017, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the largest independent convenience store operator in North America, completed a US private offering of US$600 million principal amount of 2.350 per cent senior unsecured notes due 2019 and US$300 million principal amount of floating rate senior unsecured notes due 2019 (collectively, the Notes).
Stingray Digital Group Inc. (Stingray) completed a public offering of an aggregate of 4,900,200 subordinate voting shares and variable subordinate voting shares, inclusive of 552,200 subordinate voting shares issued pursuant to the partial exercise of the over-allotment option, on a bought deal basis, at a price of $9.20 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $45.1 million.
On June 19, 2017, Pattern Energy Group Inc. (PEGI), Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development 1.0), Pattern Energy Group 2 LP (Pattern Development 2.0) and together with Pattern Development 1.0 (Pattern Development), Riverstone Holdings LLC and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) announced a series of strategic initiatives
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.
On June 2, 2015, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the largest independent convenience store operator in North America, completed a private placement of $700-million principal amount of 3.60 per cent Series 5 senior unsecured notes due 2025 (the Notes) for total net proceeds of approximately $696.5 million, after deducting the agents’ fees and the estimated expenses of the offering.