Warren Katz is Managing Partner of the Montréal office and a member of the firm's Partnership Board and Executive Committee. Former Head of the Corporate Group in Montréal, Warren specializes in Canadian and cross-border mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and corporate finance transactions, including representing broad and varied public and private corporations across many industries. He offers over 20 years of extensive experience, including strong cross-border capabilities, providing legal counsel to significant Canadian and international clients on complex transactions. His experience spans the most active sectors and his practice includes divestitures, investments, public offerings, private placements, and going-private transactions. Consistently recognized for his increasingly prominent position in the market, Warren is known for his corporate law expertise and acknowledged as a leading lawyer in Québec by Chambers Canada, and in Canada by Best Lawyers and Lexpert.
Nuvei Corporation, the payment technology partner of thriving brands, closed a $833-million initial public offering, representing the largest technology IPO in TSX history by both equity capital raised and market capitalization at the time of listing
Digital Colony, a global investment firm dedicated to strategic opportunities in digital infrastructure, announced the completion of their purchase of Cogeco Peer 1, a leading provider of colocation, network connectivity and managed services, from Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSX: CCA) for $720 million to create a standalone business under a new brand.
Blackstone Property Partners and Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc., a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, completed their all-cash acquisition of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (PIRET) for $8.10 per unit in a transaction valued at $3.8 billion including debt. Affiliates of Blackstone Property Partners and Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. acquired 62% and 38% of PIRET, respectively.
On January 31, 2018, Screenco Manufacturing (Screenco) completed the acquisition of all of the outstanding equity interests of Groupe Promax (Promax), a leading manufacturer of patio door screen products located in Québec City.
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.
Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: MST.UN) (“Milestone” or “the REIT”) completed its going private transaction whereby an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group (“Starwood”) acquired all of Milestone’s subsidiaries and assets for approximately US$2.9 billion.
On January 5, 2016, a subsidiary of Cogeco Inc., Cogeco Diffusion Inc., completed the sale of its subsidiary Métromédia CMR Plus Inc., an out-of-home advertising company specialized in the public transit sector, to Astral Media Outdoor L.P.
Optimal Payments Plc completed the acquisition of all of the partnership interests of California-based payment processing entity TK Global Partners LP (doing business as Meritus Payment Solutions) for consideration of US$210 million.