Patrick specializes in public and private mergers & acquisitions, private equity investment transactions and fund formation, and debt and equity corporate finance. He advises on high-profile transactions and has significant expertise in corporate joint ventures and structured finance transactions. Patrick is the principal contact at Davies for a number of US and Canadian public and private companies. He is regularly called upon by leading private equity funds, hedge funds, and asset managers, as well as enterprises of all sizes—from start-ups to multinationals. Patrick has also advised on the formation of some of Canada’s largest and most prominent private equity and hedge funds. Select Recognition: Chambers Global; Chambers Canada; The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Lexpert® Special Edition— Finance and M&A; The Best Lawyers in Canada.
On February 1, 2019, AltaGas Ltd. sold certain of its Canadian midstream and power assets to affiliates of Birch Hill Equity Partners for $165 million. The sale included selected non-core smaller scale gas midstream and power assets in Canada, as well as AltaGas’s commercial and industrial customer portfolio in Canada, and also included the 43.7 million shares of Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Inc.
On December 10, 2018, Empire Company Limited completed the acquisition of Farm Boy, one of Canada’s fastest growing and most successful food retailers, from Berkshire Partners and Farm Boy’s management shareholders based on an enterprise value of $800 million.
On September 1, 2017, adidas AG completed its divestiture of CCM Hockey to a newly formed affiliate of Birch Hill Equity Partners for US$110 million, subject to customary adjustments. CCM Hockey consists of its main operations in Montréal as well as operations in the US, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
On March 1, 2016, Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw) indirectly acquired (the Acquisition) all of the issued and outstanding shares of Mid-Bowline Group Corp. (Mid-Bowline), the parent corporation of WIND Mobile Corp., pursuant to a plan of arrangement for an enterprise value of approximately $1.6 billion.
VimpelCom Ltd. and its affiliates completed the sale of all of their debt and equity interests in the Globalive group of companies, including Globalive Wireless Management Corp., the operator of WIND Mobile, to a consortium of investors. The investor group included West Face Capital, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LG Capital Investors, Serruya Private Equity, Novus Wireless Communications and Globalive Capital, the investment company of WIND Mobile co-founder Anthony Lacavera.