Raphaël Amram

Raphaël is a partner in the firm’s Corporate group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity, venture capital, fund formation and real estate. He has acted for public and private companies, boards of directors, special committees, private equity firms and sovereign funds (domestic and foreign) on a broad range of acquisitions, dispositions, securities offerings, fund formations and strategic partnerships.

Raphaël previously completed his articles and was an associate at Osler. Before returning to the firm, Raphaël worked as a partner at an investment firm focused on private equity, venture capital and real-estate opportunities.


Representative Work

 

Prior to joining Osler

Venture Capital Financings

  • Uveye in connection with its multiple rounds of financings led by reputable international venture capital funds and strategic partners, in excess of $200 million.
  • NorthOne in connection with multiple rounds of financings and the negotiation of strategic partnership agreements.
  • DalCor Pharma in its $150 million of preferred share financings.
  • Liphorus Pharmaceuticals in relation to its Class A Preferred Share financing.
  • mConcierge in relation with separate rounds of financing, corporate governance matters and ultimate sale transaction.
  • Blockstream in connection with its multiple rounds of financing.
  • Hopper in connection with its multiple rounds of financing in excess of $200 million.
  • Real Ventures, iNovia, Tandem and BDC Venture Fund in several venture capital investments.

M&A

  • Hypertec DCS in connection with the sale of its data center business to Vantage at an enterprise value in excess of $1 billion.
  • Stars Group in connection with its US$4.9 billion acquisition of Rational Group.
  • Turris Sites in its sale of a controlling interest to InSite Wireless Group, a leading wireless communication tower site company.
  • Investissement Québec and Capital Régional Coopératif Desjardins in its purchase of a controlling stake in Groupe GFI Solutions.
  • Atrium Innovations in connection with its acquisition by Permira, Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in a transaction valued at $1.1 billion.
  • Fibrenoire in its sale of a controlling stake to Novacap.
  • BusPatrol in connection with a change of control transaction led by Oaktree Capital Management.
  • MEGA Brands in connection with its US$460 million acquisition by Mattel.
  • SherWeb in connection with multiple acquisitions.
  • Persistence Capital Partners (PCP) in connection with multiple investments in the medical and dental clinic space.
  • Zebra Technologies in connection with its acquisition of certain assets of Motorola Solutions for US$3.45 billion.
  • Fiera in its acquisition of Natcan from the National Bank of Canada for $309.5 million.
  • Miranda Technologies in connection with its publicly announced strategic review process, culminating in Belden’s proposed $375 million acquisition of Miranda by way of a take-over bid, as well as in connection with its dissident shareholder JECCapital Partners LLC’s unsuccessful attempt to requisition a shareholder meeting to appoint new directors to Miranda’s Board.

 

Corporate Finance

  • PROREIT in connection with its initial public offering and subsequent capital raises on the TSX.
  • Aéroports de Montréal in connection with its multiple offerings of revenue bonds exceeding $400 million in the aggregate.
  • RBC Capital Markets, as agent, in connection with multiple private placements of bonds by Pearson International Fuel Facilities Corporation.
  • DAVIDsTEA in its initial public offering on the NASDAQ.
  • Stars Group in connection with its $640 million bought-deal private placement of subscription receipts, US$1.1 billion private placement of convertible and preferred shares, as well as concurrent offering of $55 million of common shares.
  • CANMARC REIT (formerly Homburg REIT) in connection with Cominar’s $1.9 billion unsolicited take-over bid.

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Mar 27, 2023

    Raphaël Amram joins Osler’s Corporate group in Montréal as a partner

    Raphaël’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity, venture capital and real estate.

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Credentials

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.
  • Université de Montréal, LL.B.
  • HEC Montréal, B.Com. (Finance)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Barreau du Quebec
  • Canadian Bar Association