Pierre-Yves Leduc is a partner and Head of the Securities Group. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of mergers & acquisitions (public and private), securities, and corporate finance. His assignments have included acting as counsel to issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements and to corporations in acquisitions and divestitures. He advises both buyers and sellers on numerous takeover bids, going-private, and restructuring transactions. He also advises on corporate governance matters. He is recognized in Chambers Canada 2021 as a leading lawyer in Corporate/Commercial – Québec, and in The 2021 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in Corporate Mid-Market and Mergers & Acquisitions.
On May 1, 2018, Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A), a leader in flexible packaging in North America and Canada’s largest printer, completed the transformational acquisition of the business of Coveris Americas, a leading flexible packaging business based in Chicago, Illinois, for a purchase price of approximately $1.72 billion, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.
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.
On November 20, 2017, Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (Rayonier AM), a Florida-based leading global supplier of high purity cellulose, announced it had completed its friendly acquisition of Tembec Inc. (Tembec), a Québec forestry firm, for approximately US$962 million.
Bell Nordiq Income Fund, a Montreal-based unincorporated limited purpose trust created to indirectly acquire and hold partnership units of Télébec, Limited Partnership and Northern Telephone, Limited Partnership, completed an initial public offering of its units on April 23, 2002.