Matthew T. Oliver

Matthew is a partner in Osler's corporate group in Montréal. Matthew has represented public and private clients for over 10 years in a variety of Canadian, U.S. and international transactions, including public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, auctions, carve-out transactions, strategic investments, recapitalizations, reorganizations, joint ventures and other corporate matters.

He practices corporate and securities law with a focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Matthew’s practice also covers a range of industry sectors, including natural resources, technology, aerospace, real estate, and health and pharmaceuticals.


Representative Work

  • Québecor

    Québecor and its wholly-owned subsidiary Videotron Ltd. in their $2.85 billion acquisition of Freedom Mobile Inc. from Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc.

  • Zebra Technologies

    Zebra Technologies in its acquisition of Matrox Imaging

  • BBH Capital Partners

    BBH Capital Partners in its $120 million investment in Synex Group insurance

  • Acasti Pharma Inc.

    Acasti in its definitive agreement to acquire Grace Therapeutics

  • Hopper

    Hopper in its US$175 million Series G financing round

  • Promark Electronics Inc.

    Promark Electronics Inc. in its acquisition by Electrical Components International

  • Aceto

    Aceto in its acquisition of A&C

  • Bristol Myers Squibb

    Bristol Myers Squibb in its acquisition of Forbius

  • TPG

    TPG in its submission of a stalking horse bid for Cirque du Soleil’s assets in partnership with Fosun, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Investissement Québec

  • Stradigi AI

    Stradigi AI in its $53 million Series A funding

  • Ventas, Inc.

    Ventas in its acquisition of a high quality Canadian seniors housing portfolio valued at $2.4 billion in partnership with Le Groupe Maurice

  • CAE Inc.

    CAE Inc. in its acquisition of Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Training (BAT) business for US$645 million

  • L Brands

    L Brands with its sale of the La Senza business to Regent LP

  • Battery Ventures

    Battery Ventures’ $31 million investment in Robotiq

  • Hopper Inc.

    Hopper Inc. in its Series D Financing Round of US$100 million

  • Sphinx Resources Ltd.

    Sphinx Resources Ltd. in the creation of a new gold exploration company, Québec Precious Metals Corporation, and strategic investment by Goldcorp in such company

  • Sphinx Resources Ltd.

    Sphinx Resources Ltd. in its Private Placement for approximately $260,000

  • ESI Technologies

    ESI Technologies in its nearly $10 million investment from Fondaction

  • Acasti Pharma Inc.

    Acasti Pharma Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of units for aggregate gross proceeds of $11.5 million

  • Information Venture Partners

    Information Venture Partners in the $106 million closing of its Venture Capital Fund

  • Information Ventures Inc., in relation to private equity fund formation and closing of initial subscriptions for limited partnership units.
  • Canadian counsel to H.I.G. Growth Partners, LLC in connection with acquisition of ConvertStar Incorporated dba Go2mobi.
  • Aéroports de Montréal, in connection with its offering of $200 million revenue bonds due June 2045.
  • ThermoCeramix Corporation in connection with its $7.5 million brokered private placement of common shares.
  • ThermoCeramix Corporation in connection with its Qualifying Transaction involving the reverse take-over of Springrock Capital Inc.
  • MEGA Brands in connection with its proposed US$460 million acquisition by Mattel.
  • Atrium Innovations Inc. (a Quebec based global leader in natural health products) in connection with its acquisition by the Permira funds, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in a transaction with an enterprise value of $1.1 billion.
  • Acasti Pharma Inc. in its US $23 million cross-border public offering of units comprised of common shares and warrants.
  • Neptune Technologies and Bioressources Inc. in connection with its $34.1 million underwritten public offering of common shares pursuant to the U.S.-Canada multijurisidictional disclosure system.
  • Miranda Technologies Inc. in connection with its publicly announced strategic review process, culminating in Belden Inc.’s $375 million acquisition of Miranda in 2012 by way of a take-over bid.
  • Information Venture Partners in the $106 million closing of its Venture Capital Fund.

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Recognized as “One to Watch” in Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Media Mentions

  • Osler News May 4, 2022

    Osler shortlisted for three ‘Deal of the Year’ M&A Awards 2022

    Osler is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for three “Deal of the Year” awards at the M&A Awards Gala 2022, reflecting our work...

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  • Osler News Feb 14, 2022

    Osler welcomes 17 new partners and 2 new counsel in 2022

    Osler is proud to announce the addition of 17 new partners and two new counsel across our offices in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa and...

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Speaking and Writing

Published Work


Credentials

Education

  • Laval University, L.L.B. (with distinction)
  • Bishop’s University, B.B.A.

Languages

  • French
  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Barreau du Quebec