As a partner advising on complex and high-profile cross-border and domestic mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital, financing and other commercial matters, Sébastien acts for private and public companies, institutional investors, and investment funds across diverse industries, including retail, technology, manufacturing, real estate, infrastructure, and energy. Sébastien has acted as lead counsel and adviser for strategic and financial buyers, on a number of significant M&A transactions in Canada and abroad involving complex business and regulatory issues. He has significant experience representing sponsors, managers, and investors in relation to private equity and venture capital funds, joint ventures, and other investment structures, including on the structuring and governance of such vehicles. Sébastien also led a number of large financing transactions in Canada and the US, including syndicated, cross-border, and acquisition financings. Select Recognition: IFLR1000; Lexpert® Special Edition — Energy; The Best Lawyers in Canada’s Montréal Energy Law Lawyer of the Year 2018 and Montréal Private Funds Law Lawyer of the Year 2020; Who’s Who Legal: Canada.
On December 14, 2017, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the largest independent convenience store operator in North America, completed a US private offering of US$600 million principal amount of 2.350 per cent senior unsecured notes due 2019 and US$300 million principal amount of floating rate senior unsecured notes due 2019 (collectively, the Notes).
On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (SNC-Lavalin) completed its acquisition of WS Atkins plc (Atkins), one of the world’s most respected consultancies in design, engineering and project management, with a leadership position across the infrastructure, transportation and energy sectors, by means of a Court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the U.K. Companies Act 2006 (the Acquisition).
On June 2, 2015, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the largest independent convenience store operator in North America, completed a private placement of $700-million principal amount of 3.60 per cent Series 5 senior unsecured notes due 2025 (the Notes) for total net proceeds of approximately $696.5 million, after deducting the agents’ fees and the estimated expenses of the offering.