Heidi’s core practice involves advising on M&A, capital markets and private equity transactions. Clients rely on Heidi for her practical approach to solving challenges and negotiating transactions of all sizes. Her experience includes cross-border and domestic transactions in a wide range of industries.
Companies and investors look to Heidi in connection with capital raising and investment activities. Buyers, sellers, targets and special committees of boards of directors rely on Heidi’s advice in connection with the purchase and sale of shares and assets of public and private companies. In her private equity practice, Heidi represents institutional investors in their investment activities, including direct investments and investments in private equity and other alternative investment funds. Heidi also provides advice to public and private company clients and institutional investors on corporate governance and ongoing corporate and securities law requirements.
In 2014, she completed a part-time, six-month secondment with TSX-listed software company, Constellation Software Inc., during which time she advised on matters related primarily to M&A, securities law and corporate governance. In 2015, Heidi completed a six-month secondment with the Office of Mergers & Acquisitions at the Ontario Securities Commission, during which time she participated in the oversight of a number of M&A transactions and other matters involving public companies, and worked on a number of policy projects in the areas of M&A and shareholder rights, including the changes to Canada’s take-over bid regime, which came into effect in 2016.
Heidi is on the Toronto Steering Committee of Women in Capital Markets, and she is the Co-Chair of its Membership Committee. She is the Chief Editor of the McCarthy Tétrault M&A blog, Canadian M&A Perspectives, and she frequently speaks and writes on securities law, M&A and related topics, including teaching a seminar on public M&A for the advanced securities law programs at the University of Windsor and Western University.
She received a BA (Hons.) in Philosophy and Ethics from Western University in 2005, and a JD from Queen’s University in 2010. While at Queen’s, she was on the Dean's List, received the David Sabbath Prize in Corporate Finance, received the Law Society of Upper Canada Award for Academic Excellence and was an associate editor of the Queen’s Law Journal.
Heidi is a member of Women in Capital Markets, the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.