André Perey

André Perey

Partner, Emerging and High Growth Companies

Key Contact: Artificial Intelligence

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.6775



André is a partner in the Emerging and High Growth Companies Practice in Osler’s Toronto Office. His practice focuses on M&A, startups and venture capital financing. André advises a broad range of foreign and Canadian clients operating in various industries, including software, digital media, online commerce, financial services, retail, food & beverage and renewable energy. André represents emerging and growth stage businesses, and strategic and financial investors in and acquirers of such businesses, and he is involved in numerous local and national innovation, incubator and business accelerator initiatives. André regularly advises foreign companies investing in or establishing Canadian ventures and helps structure, negotiate and implement a variety of complex commercial contracts involving the development, licensing and acquisition of intellectual property and technology.

He has developed expertise in international joint venture transactions and has assisted clients in incorporating and investing in new ventures and related governance matters. André represents several domestic and international investment funds in connection with their Canadian activities. André's M&A practice has a particular industry focus on (i) media, technology, and e-commerce, (ii) alternative asset funds and wealth management, and (iii) retail and consumer products.

André provides legal services to a broad range of entrepreneurs, media and technology start-ups and leading academics commercializing ground-breaking IP. He has been at the centre of some of the largest and most strategic M&A activity in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space and has acted for several leading academics in machine learning and AI transactions with global consumer internet companies and research institutes.

André also plays a central role in Osler’s efforts in Rotman’s Creative Destruction Lab, NEXT Canada, Peerscale, C100 and the League of Innovators.

  • Helcim

    Helcim in its closing of $27 million Series B financing round.

  • Drive Capital

    Koho Financial in its raising of $86 million in a Series D funding round

  • Willow Real Estate Technologies Inc.

    Willowtree Real Estate Technologies Inc. in its business combination by Guiker

  • Ideogram

    Ideogram in its launching of their platform with $22.3 million of seed funding

  • VirgoCX Global Holdings Inc

    VirgoCX Global Holdings Inc. in its acquisition of Arxnovum Investments Inc.

  • in the launch of its new platform

  • Milk Moovement

    Milk Moovement in its $26 million Series A financing round

  • CapIntel

    CapIntel in its $14.2 million Series A financing round

  • VirgoCX

    VirgoCX in connection with Virgo Group’s $10 million Series A financing round

  • Reamined Systems Inc.

    Reamined in its $45.9 million acquisition by Information Services Corporation

  • e-Zinc

    e-Zinc in its US$25 million Series A financing round

  • Cybrid Technology Inc.

    Cybrid Technology in its $3.8 million seed round

  • Fusion Fund

    Fusion Fund in connection with COSM Medical’s US$3.8 million seed round

  • Helcim

    Helcim in its $16 million Series A financing round

  • iGan Partners

    iGan Partners in connection with Curv Health’s $5.1 million seed financing round

  • Angus Systems

    Angus Systems in its acquisition by MRI Software

  • Xero

    Xero in its acquisition of TaxCycle

  • Ledn Inc.

    Ledn in its US$ 70 million Series B financing

  • Savvyy Technologies

    Savvyy Technologies in its $3.1 million seed round

  • PhenoTips

    PhenoTips in its $2.5 million venture financing

  • Accomplice and JPMorgan Chase

    Accomplice and JPMorgan Chase in FreshBooks’ US$130 million Series E financing

  • Ledn

    Ledn in its US$30 million Series A financing round

  • ESI Technologies

    ESI Technologies in its partnership and significant investment in Solsys

  • Khure Health Inc.

    Khure Health in its $13.5 million acquisition by MCI OneHealth

  • Cambridge Brain Science

    Cambridge Brain Science in its round of expansion capital


    • Reamined Systems Inc. in its $45.9 million acquisition by Information Services Corporation
    • Artech Information Systems, LLC in its acquisition of the Talent & Technology Solutions business unit ("TTS") of CDI Corporation
    • Ascent Media in its purchase of Monitronics International
    • Bass Pro Group in connection with its acquisition of Cabela’s
    • Collective Arts Brewing in its incorporation and growth equity financing
    • Court Square Capital in connection with its acquistion of Infogroup
    • DNN Research and its founders in their sale to Google
    • ESC Corporate Services, a portfolio company of Information Services Corporation, in its acquisition of Securefact
    • Georgian Partners growth equity investments in MedGate, Influitive, eSentire, Fiix Inc., Kinnser Software and TeraPeak
    • Goodwater Capital in its investment in Frank & Oak
    • iGan Partners in RNA Diagnostics’ $5 million Series-A financing round
    • iGan Partners in its $2 million Seed investment in OrbCare
    • Information Services Corp (ISC) and ESC Corporate Services in connection with their acquisition of AVS Systems
    • in its Equity Investment from TELUS Ventures; in its incorporation and foundation round financing
    • JPMorgan Chase in TouchBistro's Series D Financing round of $72 million
    • Macquarie in connection with the sale of its mortgage business to People’s Trust’; in connection with the sale of its Canadian wealth management business to Richardson GMP; in connection with the sale of its insurance premium funding business to Lake Forest Bank and Trust
    • Metroland Media Group and Torstar in connection with purchase and sale of community newspapers and digital publications with Postmedia
    • Myodetox in its $2 million financing
    • RL Solutions in its acquisition by Datix
    • Square Victoria Digital Properties in connection with the sale of ByTheOwner and DuProprio to Yellow Pages; in their investment in and sale of Checkout51
    • Wave in its acquisition of Every Inc
    • Workopolis in connection with various acquisitions and joint ventures; in its acquisition by Indeed, a subsidiary of Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd
    • XOR-Labs Inc. in its incorporation and foundation round financing
  • Find More

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Startups and Emerging Companies
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Corporate Mid-Market; Private Equity; Mergers & Acquisitions
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Who’s Who Legal: Recognized in Thought Leaders - M&A & Governance (1st Edition);  M&A (International) and M&A (Canada)

  • Toronto Foundation, Board of Directors

  • Next 36/Next Canada
  • American Bar Association's Business Law Section (Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, as the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee – Chair, 2018 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study)
  • Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Connect Legal
  • CIX
  • MaRS
  • Communitech
  • The Entrepreneurship Society