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Celia Rhea


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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4178
Fax:   416.979.1234

Celia is a partner at Goodmans with a corporate practice encompassing corporate advice, private equity, financing, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring. Representative mandates include representing:

  • Penfund Capital in its 2nd lien credit facility to Goodlife Fitness
  • Advanz Pharma Corp (f/k/a Concordia International Corporation) in its US$300 million bond issuance and US$800 million and €223 million credit facilities
  • Carlyle Group in its $225 million credit facility to Empire Communities
  • Brookfield Principal Credit in its US$650 million credit facility to Bumble Bee Foods
  • Toys ‘R’ Us Canada in its $300 million sale to Fairfax Financial Holdings
  • Kew Media Group in its qualifying acquisition transaction of six leading content companies to create a global media platform and subsequent acquisitions of TCB Media, Sienna Films and Essential Quail Media Group
  • Acasta Enterprises Inc. in its $118 million sale of JemPak Corporation to Henkel AG&Co KGaA
  • Armtec Infrastructure Inc, in the $200 million sale of its business to an affiliate of Brookfield Capital Partners Fund III LP
  • Roots Canada in the sale of majority ownership to Searchlight Capital
  • Noteholders of Frontera Energy (f/k/a Pacific Exploration & Development Corporation) in Frontera’s US$5.4 billion restructuring
  • Bell Canada Enterprises in its $2.3 billion exchange of its medium term notes for medium term notes of Bell Aliant
  • Tim Hortons in its $450 million bond offering and $500 million revolving credit facility
  • Welltower Inc, and its Canadian subsidiary, in its inaugural C$300 million senior unsecured note offering
  • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment in its credit facility for the construction of the Air Canada Centre and the acquisition by Bell Canada Enterprises and Rogers Communications of a majority interest in MLSE

Celia is recognized as a leading lawyer by various legal publications including Lexpert, Chambers, IFLR 1000 and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Celia served as a board member of People for Education from 2011 to 2018.

Education McGill University (LL.B., 1984)
University of Western Ontario (B.A. (Huron College), 1980)
Year of Call

1986 Ontario