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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 Rhea is a partner at Goodmans.  As the former head of one of the business law sections, Celia has played a critical role in building Goodmans' corporate practice. She joined Goodmans in 1988 and has been a partner since 1992.

Celia has a transactional practice that encompasses private equity, financing, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and workouts.

Recent mandates Celia has been involved in include representing:

  • Kew Media Group Inc. in its proposed qualifying acquisition transaction for $104.1 million of six leading content companies to create a global media platform.
  • Acasta Enterprises Inc. in its qualifying acquisition of Apollo Health and Beauty Care Partnership, JemPak Corporation and Stellwagen Group with a total enterprise value of $1.1 billion, the first Canadian special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to complete a qualifying acquisition.
  • Ad Hoc Committee of Noteholders of Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation in connection with the company’s US$5.4 billion restructuring.
  • Penfund Capital’s $70 million 2nd lien credit facility to Goodlife Fitness.
  • Roots Canada’s sale of a majority stake to Searchlight Capital.

Celia is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and is recognized as a leading lawyer by various legal publications including Lexpert®, Chambers, IFLR and The Best Lawyers in Canada.

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

1986 Ontario