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Private equity

Achieving our client's commercial objectives is our main goal. Our decades of experience and market knowledge gives in-depth insight into the key considerations in a private equity deal.

Our business law team advises private companies and private equity funds on investments or acquisitions by private equity funds into or of such private companies. We can provide practical and creative advice to you on all aspects of private equity transactions. 

We help with

Get advice from us on private equity investments, private equity acquisitions and other private equity backed transactions including those relating to:

  • Investment agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Investor or registration rights agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Executive employment agreements
  • Equity lines of credit
  • Leveraged buy-outs
  • Debt restructuring
  • Going private transactions

The advantages of a cross-disciplinary team

Our private equity lawyers often collaborate with specialist lawyers in other areas of the firm, including:

  • Banking and finance
  • Employment and labour
  • Energy and major projects
  • Competition and foreign investment
  • Intellectual property
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax

What our clients say

"The team provides very practical, down-to-earth advice. Lawyers instinctively understand our priorities and risk-tolerance levels. They have their fingers on the pulse of current affairs and how this directly affects our industry." – Legal 500 Canada 2020


Representative work

FYi Eye Care Services and Products Inc.'s strategic investment

Counsel to FYi Eye Care Services and Products Inc., the world's largest optometrist-controlled eye care company, in connection with the strategic minority equity investment in FYi made by L Catterton Management Limited, the largest and most global consumer-focused private equity firm, for an undisclosed amount.

Artis Exploration Ltd. $180 million private equity financing

Counsel to Artis Exploration Ltd. in the $180 million private equity financing with Warburg Pincus LLC.

Peloton Computer Enterprises Ltd.'s strategic investment

Counsel to Peloton Computer Enterprises Ltd. in a strategic investment by Silver Lake, TriWest Capital Partners and HarbourVest Partners.

Yoho Resources Inc. going private transaction

Counsel to Yoho Resources Inc. in the $30.5 million going private transaction led by One Stone Energy Partners LP.

MainSail Energy Ltd.'s $250 million private equity financing

Counsel to MainSail Energy Ltd. in the $250 million private equity financing with Warburg Pincus.

Avista Capital Partners acquisition of Top-Co LP

Counsel to Top-Co LP, a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of float equipment and accessories servicing the global energy industry, in connection with its sale to Avista Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm.

West Valley Energy Corp.'s private equity investment

Counsel to West Valley Energy Corp. in the private equity investment by Warburg Pincus and Kayne Anderson Energy Funds.

TriWest Capital Partners investment in Northern Mat & Bridge Ltd.

Counsel to TriWest Capital Partners, one of Canada's leading private equity firms, in connection with its equity investment in Northern Mat & Bridge Ltd.

Sitka Exploration Ltd.'s investment by ARC Financial Corp.

Counsel to Sitka Exploration Ltd. in a private equity investment by ARC Financial Corp. and certain other investors.

Serious Labs Inc.'s US$5 million financing

Counsel to Serious Labs Inc. in its US$5 million equity private placement financing.

Merger and disposition for a private equity investor in the Netherlands

Counsel to a Netherlands based private equity investor on its acquisition, and ultimate disposition, of a real property development in Alberta.

Artis Exploration Ltd.'s Start Up Transaction and Multiple Equity Financings

Counsel to Artis Exploration Ltd. in its start up transaction and multiple private equity financings including the $180 million private equity financing with Warburg Pinus LLC.

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