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Goodmans Expertise

Private Equity

Goodmans is internationally recognized as one of Canada’s top private equity law firms.  We have a long-standing leading presence in public and private M&A, capital markets, fund investments, tax structuring, debt financing and corporate restructuring.  This broad range of expertise enables our private equity team to advise our clients on all aspects of complex transactions and develop innovative ways to get the deal done efficiently. 
We advise clients on:

  • public and private M&A transactions, including buyout and minority investments
  • management arrangements
  • shareholder matters
  • senior and mezzanine debt financing 
  • investment in alternative asset funds including private equity, hedge, real estate and infrastructure funds
  • fund formation
  • tax structuring

We represent leading Canadian private investment players including Birch Hill Equity Partners, Brookfield Asset Management, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Clairvest Group, Kilmer Capital Partners, Macquarie North America, OMERS Private Equity, ONCAP and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Wellington Financial.  We also represent many foreign private equity firms including Apax Partners, Apollo Global Management, The Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, Colony Capital, Providence Equity Partners, Oak Hill Capital Partners and Fortress Investment Group.