Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity

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Our Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity (M&A/PE) group is well-equipped to handle both domestic and cross-border transactions of any size. Drawing on the expertise of lawyers in multiple disciplines throughout the firm (including corporate, tax, financial services, employment, IT/IP, real estate and leasing) our M&A/PE group is able to assist clients with all aspects of an M&A/PE transaction.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We advise both Buyers and Sellers on all aspects of their transactions including:

  • Buy side acquisition strategy and structure
  • Acquisition financing, whether it be debt or equity or a combination thereof
  • Sell side divestiture strategies and structure
  • Tax structuring for both buy and sell side and any pre- or post-transaction tax considerations and reorganizations
  • Employment, labour and collective bargaining/union considerations
  • Intellectual Property matters
  • Real estate and leasing matters
  • Competition/antitrust and foreign control/Investment Canada matters

Private Equity and Venture Capital

We advise investors including Private Equity Funds, Venture Capital Funds, Family Offices and High Net-worth Individuals as well as Companies and Founders looking for investment, on all aspects of their transactions including:

  • Equity financings including buy-out investments
  • Debt financings including senior and mezzanine debt
  • Establishment and acquisitions of initial platforms including roll up consolidations
  • Bolt-ons / add-ons
  • Exit strategy and liquidity events
  • Tax structuring both domestic and foreign
  • Recapitalization and dividend/profit distribution strategy
  • Management compensation and incentive plans