A lawyer known for his professionalism and acute business-sense, Mathieu plays a leading role in many of the firm’s most complex private equity matters
Mathieu Laflamme is Co-Head of our National Private Equity Practice and a partner in the Business Law Group. An accomplished practitioner and trusted advisor for many clients of the firm, Mathieu’s practice focuses on private equity and mergers and acquisitions.
Mathieu is highly regarded for his creative, practical advice and deep understanding of market terms for private equity, energy and infrastructure, agriculture, private debt, venture capital, real estate and impact investment funds. He is a key advisor to fund sponsors on all aspects of the fund formation and capital raising process and to governments and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in private funds. He also frequently acts for both corporations and investors in private equity and venture capital transactions. In this rapidly changing arena, Mathieu is at the forefront of legal developments.
Mathieu is highly involved in the Canadian private equity industry. Notably, he is a member of the Board of directors of Réseau Capital, a member of Réseau Capital’s advisory committee in Québec City and a member of the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association’s (CVCA) fund formation model documents committee.
He also frequently advises on a number of Canadian and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and acts for public and private companies as well as institutional investors in a variety of domestic and foreign commercial transactions and operations, such as the implementation of partnerships and other forms of ownership structures in connection with energy and infrastructure projects. Mathieu is trusted by clients to deliver on their most complex, high-profile and time sensitive mandates.
Most recently, Mathieu has played a leading role in the following mandates:
Fund formation mandates (General Partner / Sponsor)
Fiera Comox Partners Inc., as manager, in the formation of Global Agriculture Open-End Fund L.P., a global open-end agriculture fund focused on agriculture and investing globally
Fiera Comox Partners Inc., as manager, in the formation of Glacier Global Private Equity Fund I L.P., a global private open-end equity fund combining fund investments and direct investments and investing globally
Fiera Comox Partners Inc., as manager, in the formation of Fiera Comox Private Credit Opportunities Open-End Fund, a global open-end private debt fund focused on credit opportunities and investing globally
Stonebridge Infrastructure Debt Fund I Limited Partnership, a private debt fund focused on infrastructure and energy related project financing
Stonebridge Infrastructure Debt Fund II Limited Partnership, an open-end private debt fund focused on infrastructure and energy related project financing
Walter Financial and Walter Capital Partners in respect of the establishment of a private equity platform and its initial funds
Urapi Sustainable Land Use LP, a Quebec-based private equity fund that invests in agroforestry projects in South America, while generating local community empowerment combined with sustainable income from the sale of agroforestry
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
CIF Métal Ltée and its shareholders in connection with the sale of a majority interest to Investissement Québec, Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.) and Desjardins Capital
Desjardins Capital and Investissement Québec in connection with their acquisition of a majority interest in Ressorts Liberté inc.
Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.) and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in their acquisition of a minority stake in Groupe Océan
Olympus NDT Corporation in connection with several mergers and acquisitions in Canada and the United States
ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Enbridge Inc. in connection with several acquisitions of an equity interest in wind farms located in the Province of Québec
A consortium comprised of Gaz Métro and Boralex Inc. in connection with the development of the Seigneurie de Beaupré wind power projects (272 MW)
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in connection with the sale to SUEZ Energy Astoria, LLC of its indirect ownership interest in Astoria Energy LLC, the owner and operator of an approximately 540-MW natural-gas-fired, combined-cycle electricity-generating facility in Queens County, New York
Gaz Métro, the principal distributor of natural gas in the Province of Québec, in connection with the implementation of a $840-million liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal project in Lévis, Province of Québec
Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. in connection with its $417-million strategic combination with Innergex Power Income Fund
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