50 Queen St N, Suite 1020, PO Box 2248, Kitchener, ON
Year called to bar: 1983 (ON)
David Petras is a partner in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A, debt and equity financings, corporate governance and technology matters. His clients include advanced manufacturers, software developers, Internet businesses, auto parts manufacturers and agri/food, medical products and alternative energy companies. David’s M&A work includes domestic and cross-border transactions involving public and private companies and both strategic and financial buyers. Financings include venture capital financings and various types of credit facilities. Corporate governance work includes structuring boards, board committees and policies and advising boards and senior management on challenging issues. Technology transactions include system development, research, distribution, strategic alliance and technology transfer agreements. David is a former leader of the firm’s US Initiative. He is a present and former director of various corporations and organizations, including Enova Energy Corporation, Waterloo North Hydro, Waterloo Economic Development Corporation, Waterloo Accelerator Centre and Communitech Corporation. David received the Best Lawyers 2023 Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" award in the Waterloo Region.
On January 8, 2016, Alltech acquired 100 per cent of the outstanding shares of Masterfeeds Inc. from Ag Processing Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative based in Omaha, Nebraska, in order to have complete ownership of Masterfeeds LP.
Conestoga-Rovers & Associates and GHD Group Pty Ltd. announced that they had completed their previously announced merger to create a global leader in engineering, environmental consulting, architecture, and construction services.