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Bastien  Gauthier

Bastien Gauthier

Partner, Corporate


Contact Information

bgauthier@osler.com

tel: 514.904.5281

Office

Montréal

Areas of Expertise
Bar Admission

Québec, 2006

Education
  • Université de Montréal, LL.M
  • HEC Montréal, D.E.S.S. Management
  • Université de Montréal, LL.B.
Language(s)
English, French

Bastien’s practice covers many areas of corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He has experience acting for public and private companies, investment funds, investment dealers and investment banks, as well as industry leaders in a range of sectors, including real estate and technology. Bastien has been involved in a variety of matters, including private placements and public offerings (both domestically and cross-border), mergers and acquisitions (both negotiated and unsolicited), dealer/adviser registration matters and reorganizations.

  • Lightspeed POS

    The Underwriters in connection with Lightspeed POS’ $276 million IPO

  • Abacus Health Products

    Abacus Health Products in its going public transaction by way of a reverse takeover, US$15 million concurrent financing and listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange

  • Alithya Group Inc.

    Alithya Group Inc., in its going public transaction by way of a business combination with Edgewater Technology, Inc. and completion of a $52.8 million concurrent private placement

  • PRO Real Estate Investment Trust

    PRO Real Estate Investment Trust in its $40.3 million equity offering including full exercise of over-allotment option

  • The Stars Group Inc.

    The Stars Group Inc. in its US$950 million public offering of common shares

  • The Stars Group Inc.

    The Stars Group Inc. in its acquisition and refinancing of increased equity interest in CrownBet Holdings Pty Limited.

    • Venzee Inc. in connection with its going public transaction by way of a reverse take-over of a TSX Venture Exchange listed issuer renamed Venzee Technologies Inc. and a concurrent brokered financing, representing a total value at closing of approximately $31 million.
    • TASI Group of Companies in its acquisition of Sciemetric Instruments Inc.
    • INNOVA Gaming Group Inc., an issuer listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, in connection with its review process and acquisition by Pollard Banknote Limited pursuant to an unsolicited take-over bid for approximately $51 million.
    • PRO Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with five separate underwritten public offerings of trust units totalling approximately $100 million.
    • DEQ Systems Corp., a TSX Venture Exchange listed issuer, in connection with its review of strategic alternatives and acquisition by Scientific Games Corporation by way of a plan of arrangement for approximately $27 million.
    • Neptune Technologies and Bioressources Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Biodroga Inc. for $15 million.
    • PRO Real Estate Investment Trust in its acquisition, by way of a plan of arrangement, of Boulevard Industrial REIT, an issuer listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
    • INNOVA Gaming Group Inc. in connection with its $49 million initial public offering and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
    • The Stars Group in connection with its US$4.9 billion acquisition of Oldford Group Limited (owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt).
    • DataWind Inc. in connection with its $30 million initial public offering and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
    • EXO U Inc. in connection with a $7 million brokered private placement of units comprised of common shares and warrants.
    • Acasti Pharma Inc. in connection with a US$23 million cross-border public offering of units comprised of common shares and warrants pursuant to the U.S.-Canada multijurisidictional disclosure system.
    • Neptune Technologies and Bioressources Inc. in connection with two separate underwritten public offerings of common shares totalling $62.9 million pursuant to the U.S.-Canada multijurisidictional disclosure system.
    • Nobel Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its $5.6 million initial public offering and listing on the TSX Venture Exchange.
    • Capital Nobel Inc. in connection with its initial public offering as a capital pool company, listing on the TSX Venture Exchange and conversion into a real estate investment trust pursuant to a plan of arrangement.
    • CANMARC Real Estate Investment Trust, a publicly-traded REIT that owned a portfolio of commercial properties having a value of approximately $1.9 billion, in connection with Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust’s unsolicited take-over bid.
    • CANMARC Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with three separate bought deal offerings of trust units totalling $284.7 million.
    • CANMARC Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its $176 million initial public offering and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
    • Homburg Invest Inc. in connection with proposals by its majority shareholder and its restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.
    • CGE Resources Québec 2011 L.P., a flow-through fund investing in mining and resources issuers, in connection with its initial public offering.
    • National Bank Financial, BMO Nesbitt Burns and RBC Capital Markets and the other dealers in connection with an offering of $2 billion principal amount of senior notes by CDP Financial Inc., the financing arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.
    • Goldman, Sachs & Co., Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, RBC Capital Markets and the other initial purchasers in connection with an offering of US$5 billion principal amount of senior notes by CDP Financial Inc., the financing arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.
    • Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. in connection with the sale, on a bought deal private placement basis, of subscription receipts and common shares of CVTech Group Inc. for aggregate gross proceeds of $15 million.
    • The underwriting syndicate in ZoomMed Inc.’s public offering of units comprised of common shares and warrants for gross proceeds of $7 million.
  • Find More

  • Québec Bar
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Junior Bar Association of Montréal

  • Le devoir de loyauté de l’administrateur désigné par un investisseur institutionnel, Barreau du Québec, Service de la formation continue, Développements récents en litige commercial, Cowansville, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2007, p. 33 (with S. Rousseau).
  • Les nouvelles normes relatives à l’indépendance des vérificateurs : l’implantation d’un cadre conceptuel fondé sur l’autoréglementation, (2006) 85 Canadian Bar Review 29 (with S. Rousseau).