Madison Dearborn Partners

Madison Dearborn Partners in its acquisition of the APM Group International


Madison Dearborn Partners




Mergers and Acquisitions

Date Closed

June 2020

Lead Office



On June 30, 2020, Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP) closed its first major Australian buyout by buying a controlling stake in Advanced Personnel Management (APM) from Quadrant Private Equity, the majority owner of APM. The transaction provides that APM’s founder, chief executive and existing management will remain involved and invested in the company.

MDP is an American private equity firm focused on buyout and growth equity investing.

APM is Australia’s largest provider of disability employment services. APM’s Canadian subsidiary is WCG International Consultants Ltd.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP acted as Canadian counsel to MDP with a team consisting of Shahir Guindi, Hugo-Pierre Gagnon, Jean-Philippe Bertrand, Veronique Fortin-Latreille (Corporate), Michelle Lally (Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment), Julien Ranger-Musiol (Pensions & Benefits), Damian Rigolo, Shari Cohen (Employment & Labour), Michael Fekete and Sam Ip (Technology).

Hugo-Pierre  Gagnon

Hugo-Pierre Gagnon

Partner, Corporate

Jean-Philippe Bertrand

Jean-Philippe Bertrand

Associate, Corporate

Véronique Fortin-Latreille

Véronique Fortin-Latreille

Associate, Corporate

Michelle Lally - Competition/Antitrust Lawyer

Michelle Lally

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment

Julien Ranger - Pensions & Benefits Lawyer in Montréal

Julien Ranger

Partner, Pensions & Benefits

Damian  Rigolo

Damian Rigolo

Partner, Employment & Labour

Shari Cohen

Shari Cohen

Associate, Employment & Labour

Michael  Fekete

Michael Fekete

Partner, Technology
National Innovation Leader

Sam Ip

Sam Ip

Associate, Technology