Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson

Associate, Corporate

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.6788



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2012


Queen's University, J.D.

Queen's University, M.B.A.

Queen's University, B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering)



Brett’s practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments. He also has experience advising companies about their ongoing securities and corporate law obligations. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Brett practiced in the corporate department of another leading Toronto law firm, specializing in private company M&A and fund formation. Brett earned his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Queen’s University, where he received medals for highest standing in the M.B.A. program and third highest standing in law. He also holds a B.Sc. from Queen’s University, where he graduated first in his electrical engineering class.

    • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in its investment in Duo Bank of Canada in connection with Duo Bank of Canada’s acquisition of Fairstone Financial Holdings Inc.
    • Koch Equity Development LLC in its preferred equity financing of Cerberus-led acquisition of Dorel Industries
    • KingSett Capital on behalf of KingSett Real Estate Growth LP No.7, KingSett Canadian Real Estate Income Fund and other investors, in connection with its $4.9 billion acquisition, with Starlight Investments, of Northview Apartment REIT
    • Entertainment One in its US$4 billion acquisition by Hasbro
    • Constellation Brands in connection with Canopy Growth’s right to acquire Acreage Holdings
    • Constellation Brands in its $5.1 billion strategic investment in and partnership with Canopy Growth Corporation
    • Blackstone Property Partners on its proposed acquisition of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust for $3.8 billion
    • Ontario Pension Board in the outsourcing of its investment management operations to a $60 billion new investment management entity, the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)
    • A TSX-listed Canadian retailer on the sale of its gas bar business
    • The Special Committee of The Intertain Group Limited in the completion of its strategic review and implementation of its UK Strategic Initiatives, including a plan of arrangement to facilitate the acquisition of Intertain by Jackpotjoy plc in a share-for-share exchange and the creation of an associated exchangeable share structure and the listing of the Jackpotjoy plc ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange plc
    • Kingsett Capital Inc. on the acquisition of InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust by Bluesky Hotels and Resorts Inc.
    • Panasonic Healthcare Co. on its acquisition of Bayer Aktiengesellschaft's diabetes care business for €1.02 billion
    • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan on several private equity investments
    • Ontario Pension Board on several private equity investments
    • American Tire Distributors on its Canadian M&A activities
    • Almonty Industries Inc. on its acquisition of Beralt Ventures Inc., the indirect owner of Panasqueira tungsten mine in Covilhà, Portugal
    • Balmoral Funds LLC on its acquisition of Enesco, LLC
    • The federal Department of Finance in connection with Canada's Venture Capital Action Plan, a comprehensive strategy for deploying $400 million in new capital over 7 to 10 years, including the establishment of four private sector fund of funds with private sector investors: Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund, Teralys Capital Innovation Fund, Kensington Venture Fund and HarbourVest Canada Growth Fund
    • Blue Mountain Resorts Holdings Inc. on the sale of its remaining 50% interest in Blue Mountain Resorts Limited to a subsidiary of Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc.
    • Ironbridge Equity Partners on the formation of its second private equity fund, Ironbridge Equity Partners II, LP
    • Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc. on the formation of its fifth private equity fund, Fulcrum Capital Partners V, LP
    • Various Canadian and U.S. private equity investors in connection with their investments in portfolio companies and other private equity funds
    • Various fund sponsors in connection with the formation of private equity and venture capital funds

  • Board Member, Balance for Blindness (2014-2015)

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

  • “Public Mergers and Acquisitions in Canada”, Acquisition Guide, Practical Law Institute.