Pierre-Yves Leduc is a partner in the Securities Group. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of public and private, domestic, and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, securities, and corporate finance. Pierre-Yves has over 20 years of extensive experience advising issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements, and corporations in acquisitions and divestitures. He also has a solid track record of advising both buyers and sellers on numerous takeover bids, going-private, and restructuring transactions, in addition to advising on corporate governance matters. He services clients in many industries, including agribusiness, hospitality, food & beverages, manufacturing, pharmaceutics, and paper. He serves as Co-Chair of the Montréal office’s Associates Committee and is active in the recruitment, development and retention, and promotion of associates. Pierre-Yves’ strong corporate commercial practice is recognized by many legal directories such as Chambers Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.
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.