A trusted advisor in the tech M&A space, Robert provides practical and innovative solutions to support clients’ success
Robert Anton is a partner in our Business Law Group in Toronto. A trusted advisor strongly invested in our clients’ success, Robert has a practice focused in the areas of M&A and capital markets, with an emphasis on tech M&A.
Robert has extensive cross-border experience in advising public and venture-backed companies on a wide range of matters, including buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions including stock and asset deals, special purpose acquisition company deals and acquihires. His practice includes a mix of private and public M&A, private equity transactions, corporate finance and general securities law matters.
Leveraging his business and tech-sector savvy, Robert helps drive complex, transformational transactions, providing innovative and practical solutions to clients in the tech M&A space. He also contributes to U.S. market initiatives, offering significant value to clients through his insight and expertise on M&A activity on both sides of the border. He understands the complexities of cross-border transactions and offers strategic guidance for U.S. companies doing business in Canada.
His recent experience includes:
- Advising an online commerce and content platform, in its sale to an Internet marketing and technology company.
- Advising a cloud-based video editing company, in its sale to a private equity firm.
- Advising an in‑demand financial management and human capital management software vendor various transactions including in connection with it acquisition of an online procurement platform, and its acquisition of a secure digital identity company.
- Advising a foreign exchange solutions company in its acquisition of an investment software applications development company.
As well, Robert regularly advises clients on governance and private equity and venture capital matters and provides counsel to boards of directors on processes and obligations, including fiduciary duties.
Robert is admitted to the Bar in California and Ontario.