Brian Gray

Brian Gray

Partner, Corporate

Chair: Private Equity

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.4862



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2010


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.
  • Schulich School of Business, M.B.A.
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A.



Brian is Chair of Osler’s Private Equity practice. His practice is focused primarily on complex corporate and transactional matters, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Brian has extensive experience advising on private equity and cross-border transactions, and frequently counsels clients on a variety of securities law, corporate governance and strategic matters. In addition to private equity, Brian's industry experience includes financial services, manufacturing, automotive, information technology, retail and mining.

  • First Quality Enterprises LLC

    First Quality Enterprises in its acquisition of Domtar’s Pulp and Paper Mill in Dryden, Ontario

  • Canalyst

    Canalyst in its acquisition by Tegus

  • Epiq

    Epiq in its acquisition of Simplex Services Inc.

  • Frontenac Company

    Frontenac in its acquisition of EFC International

  • TransUnion

    TransUnion in its $638 million acquisition of Sontiq

  • TopBuild

    TopBuild in its $1 billion acquisition of Distribution International

  • theScore

    The Levy Family in theScore’s US$2 billion acquisition by Penn National Gaming

  • Fengate Capital Management

    Fengate Capital in its preferred share investment in eStruxture

  • Higher Logic

    Higher Logic in its acquisition of Vanilla

  • Sokanu Interactive

    Sokanu Interactive in its acquisition by Penn Foster

  • Borrowell

    Borrowell in its $25 million financing round

  • Blackstone Credit

    Blackstone Credit in its partnership with Westland Insurance Group Ltd.

  • Borrowell

    Borrowell’s acquisition of Refresh Financial

  • Newterra Group Ltd.

    Newterra Group Ltd. in its acquisition by Frontenac

  • Enterprise Holdings Inc.

    Enterprise Holdings Inc. in its Canadian subsidiary's acquisition of Discount Car and Truck Rentals

  • Right-Health Inc.

    Right-Health Inc. in its acquisition by Telus Corporation

  • RL Solutions

    RL Solutions in its acquisition by Datix

  • The Bank of Nova Scotia

    The Bank of Nova Scotia in the sale of its Caribbean banking operations to Republic Financial Holdings Limited

  • Dominion Voting Systems

    Dominion Voting Systems in its acquisition by its management team and Staple Street Capital

  • Canada Goose Holdings Inc.

    The Underwriters in the US$630 million secondary offering of Canada Goose Holdings Inc.

  • Layer 6

    Layer 6 in its acquisition by the Toronto-Dominion Bank

  • goeasy Ltd.

    Wells Fargo Securities and BMO Capital Markets, as representatives for the initial purchasers, in a high yield notes offering by goeasy Ltd.

  • Canada Goose Holdings Inc.

    Underwriters in connection with the $391 million IPO of Canada Goose Holdings Inc. on the NYSE and the TSX

  • Alphora Research

    Alphora Research in connection with its sale to Eurofins Scientific

    • Vector Capital in its sale of Corel Corporation
    • ADT Inc. in its sale of ADT Canada to TELUS Communications for $700 million
    • Magna International Inc. in the sale of its global fluid pressures and controls business to South Korean automotive parts maker Hanon Systems for US$1.23 billion.
    • The underwriters, led by CIBC Capital Markets, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and RBC Capital Markets in the initial public offering of Canada Goose Holdings Inc.
    • Hydro One Limited in its initial public offering.
    • Hydro One Inc. in connection with its agreement to acquire Great Lakes Transmission LP.
    • Royal Bank of Canada in its sale of RBC Royal Bank (Jamaica) Limited.
    • Google Inc. in its acquisition of various Canadian technology businesses.
    • American Capital, Ltd. in its acquisition of Lennox International Inc.'s business unit, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
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  • Lexpert Rising Stars: Recognized as a Rising Star (2023)

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