Private equity and venture capital
Created three Canadian private investment funds, one U.S. private investment fund and one private investment fund created under the laws of the Cayman Islands for investments in infrastructure projects in connection with several public-private partnerships managed by Fiera Axium Infrastructure and completed international subscriptions in the capital of these funds totalling more than C$1.5 billion.
Representation of White Star Capital with respect to the creation and implementation of two venture capital funds located in Canada and the Island of Guernsey, specialized in social media, e-commerce, video games and mobile applications, with respect to the capital raising of such funds and the investment of such capital at the international level.
Created Eolectric Club, a private investment fund in wind energy projects, completed the private equity financing of such fund, and the acquisition by the fund of the Vents du Kempt project, a 101.2 MW wind-energy project in the Matapédia region of Quebec representing a total construction cost of approximately C$340 million, and of an important financial stake in the L’Érable Wind Farm, a property of Enerfin.
Mergers and acquisitions
Represented a group of investors led by the Molson Brothers with respect to the establishment of the partnership between the investors and the subsequent acquisition of the Montreal Canadiens, the Bell Centre and related corporations (was recognized by the Lexpert magazine as one of the Top 10 Canadian Corporate Deals of 2009).
Advised the private investment fund, Black Diamond Capital Management, in its acquisition of the assets of White Birch Paper Company (transaction valued at C$236 million)
Quebec counsel to OMERS Private Equity for the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of common stock of Logibec Groupe Informatique for an approximate consideration of C$235.5 million.
Represented Investissement Québec in connection with the sale of half of its interest in the Alouette aluminum smelter to Marubeni Corporation for a total approximate amount of US$180 million.
Advised CH Group (owner of the Montreal Canadiens) regarding the indirect acquisition by it of the share capital of Équipe Spectra and its subsidiaries (which operate Spectra Musique, the Metropolis club in Montreal, and Spectra Marketing, among others). Équipe Spectra is the overseer and designer of the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Francofolies de Montréal festival and the Montréal en lumière festival.
Advised the underwriters regarding public offerings by the Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust of units and debentures for total gross proceeds, over several years, of more than C$3 billions (one of which was completed in the context of the acquisition by Cominar of Canmarc Real Estate Investment Trust and was recognized by the Lexpert magazine as one of the Top 10 Canadian Corporate Deals of 2012).
Represented Industrial Alliance, Insurance and Financial Services on various public offerings of preferred shares, debentures and common shares for total gross proceeds of more than C$900 million.
Advised a syndicate of agents with respect to public offerings by Gaz Métro Limited Partnership of first mortgage bonds totalling more than C$250 million.
Canadian Bar Association
Young Bar Association of Montreal
Young Leaders in Infrastructure
Director and corporate secretary of Jeunesses Musicales Canada
Gave a one-day training course sponsored by Fondation Montréal Inc. on the apportionment of liability between partners and investors in a business (Montreal, November 2013).
Gave a one-day training course, also sponsored by Fondation Montréal Inc., on differences in the provisions of shareholder agreements of start-up companies (Montreal, June 2012).
Professional Activities and ExperienceAccolades
- Lexpert RisingStar 2015
- Best Lawyers 2020