800 Victoria Sq, Suite 3500, PO Box 242, The Stock Exchange Twr, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1977 (QC)
Robert Paré has been practising in the areas of corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, and securities for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience and was responsible for handling the legal aspects of a number of transactions that have marked the Canadian economic landscape. With a reputation that extends beyond the Canadian border, Robert is recognized for his ability to handle multifaceted files, and he thoughtfully and rigorously leads work teams dealing with complex issues, particularly in relation to takeover bids. He also advises financially struggling companies about their recapitalization alternatives.
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 September 2, 2016, Cara Operations Limited (“Cara”), Canada’s oldest and largest full-service restaurant company, completed its acquisition of Groupe St-Hubert Inc. (“St-Hubert”), Québec's leading full-service restaurant operator as well as fully-integrated food manufacturer, for $537 million.
Postmedia Network Inc. (Postmedia) completed the acquisition of Sun Media Corporation’s (Sun Media) English language newspapers and speciality publications, as well as digital properties including the Sun chain of dailies, consisting of The Toronto Sun, The Ottawa Sun, The Winnipeg Sun, The Calgary Sun and The Edmonton Sun, as well as The London Free Press and the free 24 Hours dailies in Toronto and Vancouver, from Quebecor Media Inc. (the Sun Media Acquisition).
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.
EnGlobe Corp. acquired substantially all of the assets of LVM Inc., a subsidiary of Dessau Inc., in a transaction led by ONCAP Management Partners. ONCAP is the mid-market private equity platform of Onex Corporation and is EnGlobe’s majority shareholder.