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Law School

University of British Columbia

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2019

Haiya Peng is an associate in our Business Law Group in Toronto. He focuses on representing public and private buyers and target companies on a variety of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate and securities matters, including capital raising, disclosure, governance and corporate restructuring. 

Haiya has deep experience across a variety of industries, including private equity, technology, real estate, transportation and media. Haiya is a member of the firm’s National Private Equity, National Technology and Asia groups.


  • Corus Entertainment Inc., a TSX-listed mass media company, on the sale of animation software company, Toon Boom Animation Inc., to Integrated Media Company.
  • MPM BioImpact, a Boston-based leading biotechnology investment firm, in connection with its acquisition of Reunion Neuroscience Inc., a TSX-listed pharmaceutical company.
  • Summit Industrial Income REIT, a TSX-listed REIT, and the special committee of its board of trustees, in connection with Summit’s C$5.9 billion acquisition by a joint venture between GIC and Dream Industrial REIT.
  • Ironbridge Equity Partners, a Toronto-based private equity firm, in connection with its acquisition of Kore Outdoor Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributer of paintballs and paintball-related products.
  • Resolver Inc., a provider of risk intelligence software for enterprises, in connection with its acquisition by Kroll.
  • GE Digital in connection with its acquisition of Opus One Solutions Energy Corporation.
  • Slate Asset Management L.P. in connection with its sale of a minority non-voting interest to Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Petershill Program.
  • Proactive Group Holdings Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Adnet Communications Inc.
  • Farmers Edge Inc. in connection with its C$125 million initial public offering.
  • Fairfax Africa Holdings Corporation and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited in their strategic transaction with Helios Holdings Limited.
  • Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC in their US$8.4 billion acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming Inc., US freight railroad owner and operator.
  • Novacap in its acquisition of a majority interest in Spectrum Health Care.
  • Mubadala Investment Company, an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, in its purchase of US$130 million convertible notes from Equinox Gold.
  • The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in the sale of Regional Power Inc. to Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure and Desjardins.
  • City Capital Ventures, a US-based principal investment firm, in the acquisition of Burger King and Pizza Hut franchisee business from Redberry Group.
  • Brookfield Asset Management in the C$4.3 billion acquisition of Enercare Inc. by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.
  • Echelon Financial Holdings Inc. in the sale of Echelon Insurance to CAA Club Group.

Haiya completed a six-month secondment at the Office of Mergers & Acquisitions at the Ontario Securities Commission. While at the Ontario Securities Commission, he participated in the oversight of public M&A transactions and other matters involving public companies, and worked on policy projects in the areas of M&A and shareholder rights.

Haiya received his JD from Peter A. Allard School of Law at University of British Columbia in 2018, where he won numerous individual course prizes, including the Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP Prize in Corporate Transactions and Joseph M. Prodor Prize in Torts, and volunteered with the Law Students Legal Advice Program. He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a Master of Applied Science degree from University of British Columbia.

Haiya was called to the Ontario Bar in 2019 and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association.