As a partner in the Capital Markets & Securities, M&A, and Corporate Governance practices, Sébastien advises on significant and complex public and private mergers & acquisitions, including contested transactions. He represents issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, in both Canada and the United States. Sébastien works extensively with REITS, financial institutions, and financial technology and life science companies. Clients regularly turn to him for assistance with their most sensitive securities regulations and corporate governance assignments, including shareholder activism matters. Sébastien is the corporate secretary of BELLUS Health Inc., Chairman of the board of Fondation de la Maison Théâtre, and member of the board of The Canadians Club of Montréal. Select Recognition: IFLR1000; The Best Lawyers in Canada.
On February 22, 2019, CDP Financial Inc. (“CDP Financial”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“CDPQ”), launched a Senior Note Program for the issue and sale of up to an aggregate principal amount of US$20 billion of senior notes (the “Program”), to be unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by CDPQ. On March 6, 2019, CDP Financial completed an initial offering of US$2 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2022 under the Program (the “Offering”), with Goldman Sachs International, BNP Paribas, HSBC Bank plc and TD Securities (USA) LLC acting as agents for the Offering.
On August 5, 2017, Lantic Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Rogers Sugar Inc., completed the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of L.B. Maple Treat Corp. (LBMT) for a purchase price of $160.3 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
Metro Inc. (Metro) issued $300 million aggregate principal amount of 3.20 per cent Series C Senior Unsecured Notes due December 1, 2021, and $300 million aggregate principal amount of 5.03 per cent Series D Senior Unsecured Notes due December 1, 2044.
National Bank Financial Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. acted as joint book-running managers for the offering and Desjardins Securities Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc. Scotia Capital Inc. and TD Securities Inc. acted as co managers.