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Québec City

Contact by email at [email protected]

t. 418-521-3001


Law School

Université Laval

Bar Admission

Québec, 1980

Respected on both sides of the table for his unmatched experience in major transactions in the Canadian market and abroad, François’ result-oriented approach and leadership motivate people to achieve common objectives

François Amyot is a partner in our Business Law Group. Based in our Montréal and Québec City offices, he focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and corporate finance.

Private Transaction Group: A driven and versatile business and legal advisor, François has a leading practice with private companies in the Canadian mid-market, and with national and international clients in various industries, including more specifically the technology sector and the food, beverage & agribusiness industries.

" What makes François stand-out? Availability, competence and his ability to get together all the experts in his firm whenever we need it. "
Client testimony, Acritas Stars Survey

Clients turn to him for his significant experience in cross border transactions, namely in the US market, management buy-outs, transfer of family-owned businesses, recapitalizations and corporate reorganizations involving technology and mid-market businesses. He has recently acted as lead counsel on the following matters, representing:

  • LeddarTech Inc., developer of a proprietary LiDAR system solution for the autonomous driving sector, based in Quebec, in its combined investment by strategic investors for a total amount of CA$130 million 
  • Groupe Solmax Inc., a Canadian-based company, in its acquisition of GSE Holdings Inc., a worldwide leader in PE GEOMEMBRANE manufacturing, based in Houston, Texas
  • Ideal Protein and its shareholders in its sale of a majority interest in Ideal Protein, a proprietary weight loss and wellness solutions company, to Funds advised by Apax Partners LLP, a global private equity firm

Involved with a number of private equity and venture capital investors, François’ experience includes setting up several investment funds, and acting for both corporations and investors in private equity and venture capital transactions.

François received his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2010. An officer and member of the board of directors of various companies, François is currently Chairman of the board of the following two not-for-profit organizations:

  • Carrefour international de théâtre (Québec)
  • Excellence Sportive Québec-Lévis

An avid sportsman, François’ reaching out to the community also extends to amateur sports as an advisor to athletes.