Heidi Gordon is a lawyer in our Business Law Group in Toronto.
Her core practice involves advising on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and capital markets transactions. She also provides advice to public company clients and institutional investors on corporate governance and ongoing securities law requirements. Clients rely on Heidi for her practical approach to solving challenges and negotiating transactions of all sizes.
Heidi has experience in a number of industries, including technology, Fintech, private equity, financial services and real estate.
Heidi received a BA (Hons.) in Philosophy and Ethics from The University of Western Ontario 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.
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, Ms. Gordon 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 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. She is a past recipient of the Firm’s Mentor of the Year Award and is the past Chair of the Firm’s Toronto Associates Committee. Heidi also teaches a seminar on public M&A for the advanced securities law programs at the University of Windsor and the University of Western Ontario.
Heidi was called to the Ontario bar in 2011. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and Women in Capital Markets.
RECENT M&A TRANSACTIONS
Heidi has recently advised:
- Symantec Corporation in connection with its acquisition of SurfEasy, Inc., a VPN provider of solutions for online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers
- Northleaf Capital Partners in connection with its primary and secondary investments in various foreign investment funds
- DATA Communications Management Corp. on the acquisitions of printing companies Thistle Printing Limited and Eclipse Colour & Imaging Corp.
- Direct Energy on the sale of its Airtron Canada business, a provider of HVAC, building automation and energy efficiency services, to GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc.
- Bluesky Hotels and Resorts on its acquisition of InnVest REIT
- An American technology company on its acquisition of TransGaming Inc.’s game porting group and related technology
- Slate Retail REIT on its acquisition of Slate U.S. Opportunity (No.3) Realty Trust
- Direct Energy on the sale of its Ontario home and small commercial services business to EnerCare Inc.
- CIBC on the sale of its Aeroplan credit card portfolio to TD Bank
RECENT CAPITAL MARKETS TRANSACTIONS
Heidi has recently advised:
- CCMP Capital Advisors and Jamieson Wellness Inc. on the sale by CCMP of its remaining interest in Jamieson pursuant to a bought deal equity public offering
- Jamieson Wellness Inc. on its initial public offering of common shares
- An American technology company on its investment in Element AI’s Series A Funding Round
- Slate Office REIT on a number of bought deal equity and subscription receipt public offerings
- Summit Industrial Income REIT on a number of bought deal equity public offerings
- Slate Retail REIT on a number of bought deal equity public offerings
- Constellation Software Inc. on rights offerings of debentures and the sale by OMERS Private Equity of its remaining interest in Constellation