(Ricco) A.S. Bhasin
(Ricco) A.S. Bhasin
Partner at Torys LLP
(416) 865-7329
(416) 865-7380
79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2006
With sophisticated negotiation skills and a robust domestic and global M&A and advisory practice, Ricco brings a wealth of experience advising on some of Canada’s largest transactions and transformational cross-border deals, particularly in financial services. Co-head of the firm’s Financial Services Transactions Group, Ricco focuses on public and private M&A, private equity, joint ventures and partnerships, supporting clients in domestic, cross-border and international transactions. He has extensive experience acting in the financial services and technology sectors for banks, private equity/pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers and other financial sector participants. Ricco works with clients on some of their highest-profile and most significant transactions, including domestic, US and international loyalty programs, partnerships, asset and wealth management, insurance, bank and bancassurance transactions. He also regularly advises senior management and boards on governance and sensitive matters. Ricco additionally acts for clients spanning a wide range of other industries, including industrials, diversified, food and beverage and mining.
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Public Mobile Inc., a telecommunications company headquartered in Toronto and operating a wireless network in Quebec and Ontario, was acquired by TELUS Communications Inc.
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