Rafal Wrzesien is a partner in Gowling WLG Montreal’s Business Law Group. He also leads the Central and Eastern Europe Country Desk of Gowling WLG Canada. The focus of Rafal’s practice is business law with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, distressed M&A, procurement and construction. Rafal advises clients on the legal aspects of projects, namely in the technology, infrastructure and energy sectors. In this capacity, he is regularly involved in the preparation and negotiation of various types of commercial agreements, including acquisition contracts (shares and assets), shareholder agreements, construction contracts and bid materials. He also lectures at the John Molson School of Business (Concordia University) MBA program. Rafal was named an “Acritas Star” in 2018, 2019 and 2020 and has been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada.
On Aug. 6, Novacap announced that it had acquired an interest in Montreal-based FortNine (fortnine.ca), a leading e-commerce platform for motorcycle, dirt bike, ATV, snowmobile and other powersports gear, accessories and parts