Robert Dorion is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Montréal office. Business law with an emphasis on corporate, commercial, M&A, and tax law have been his areas of practice for over 35 years. Over those years, he has garnered extensive experience in business restructuring, acquisitions, mergers and combinations, as well as contract negotiations, public and private financing, and securities funding. His clients include private and public companies working regionally, nationally, and internationally in sectors such as manufacturing, capital markets, and retail. Robert is respected for his resourcefulness and proactive approach. Robert has also served on the board of directors of many public and private companies. He has lectured at the Université de Sherbrooke on taxation at the master’s level, the Université du Québec à Montréal for their Bachelor of Commerce program, and the Université de Montréal and Université de Sherbrooke for their Bachelor of Laws program. His reputation is well established among his peers and clients, and he has been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and Chambers Canada. In 2019, Robert was recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as Lawyer of the Year for Mergers & Acquisitions – Montréal.
Nellson Nutraceutical, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C., completed its acquisition of Le Groupe Multibar Inc., a Montreal-based manufacturer of nutritional and snack bars, for an undisclosed amount.
9027173 Canada Inc., a corporation owned by Richard Verreault and Laurent Verreault, completed the purchase of GLV Inc.’s pulp & paper group for a purchase price of $67,000,000. The transaction involved a reorganization of GLV’s structure to effect a carve-out of the pulp & paper division and was completed through the acquisition of all of the shares of GL&V Canada Inc. (GL&V Pulp & Paper Group). The transaction was completed following approval by a Special Committee of GLV Inc.’s board and following approval by its shareholders.