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Year called to bar: 1993 (ON)
Samantha Horn is a partner and a member of the Toronto office’s Management Committee. She formerly served as Co-Head of Stikeman Elliott's Toronto Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups. She practises primarily in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital financing, as well as fund formation activities. Samantha is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, is a past chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the Business Law Section of the ABA, and served on the Council of the ABA’s Business Law Section. She is a founding and executive member of the Canadian Women in Private Equity Committee of the Canadian Venture Capital Association. She has authored a number of articles and has participated as a speaker in various seminar programs in both Canada and the US with respect to private equity and venture capital financing, shareholders agreements, and fund formation matters, including at various ABA meetings. She is a recipient of the Women's Executive Network's Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award for 2014, 2015, and 2016, and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2017. Her expertise has also been recognized in Chambers Canada, Chambers Global, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, and The Best Lawyers in Canada.
On Sept. 28, Appnovation announced the closing of a Series B financing, raising $10.55 million from its previous investors, the Canadian Business Growth Fund (“CBGF”) and UK-based Business Growth Fund (“BGF”), as well as new investor crown corporation Export Development Canada (“EDC”) through its investment program
On February 1, 2019, a company owned by Vertu FX Limited Partnership (“Vertu”), BDC Capital Inc. (“BDC”) and certain members of the Firmex executive management team completed the acquisition of Firmex Holdings Inc.
On February 24, 2016, Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq), by its newly formed, wholly owned subsidiaries, Maiclair Holdings ULC and Farm Church Holdings ULC, completed the acquisition of Marketwired L.P. (Marketwired), a leading global newswire operator and press release distributor company and a portfolio company of OMERS Private Equity.