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Etienne  Massicotte

Etienne Massicotte

Partner, Financial Services

Key Contact: Public Private Partnerships (P3)

Key Contact: Financial Services

Key Contact: Infrastructure


Contact Information

emassicotte@osler.com

tel: 514.904.5778

Office

Montréal

Bar Admission

Québec, 1988

Education
  • Université de Montréal, LL.B.
Language(s)
French, English

Etienne is a partner in the Firm’s Financial services’ team and has been serving on the Firm’s Partnership Board for the past 4 years. Having more than 30 years’ experience, he is a respected business lawyer recognized by business leaders in Montreal in the areas of financial services, infrastructure and corporate finance.

Etienne has been involved in a wide range of complex transactions related to infrastructure transactions, project finance, real estate financing, asset-backed financing, acquisition and syndicated financings as well as debt restructurings. He has also acted as counsel in connection with acquisition, investment, merger and restructuring transactions.

Etienne is a lawyer who distinguishes himself with his wide knowledge of the financial community in Québec, but also with his network that leads him to act for clients from Québec and other Canadian provinces as well as for international clients.

Etienne is recognized as a leading lawyer in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 in the areas of Banking & Financial Institutions and Corporate Commercial Law, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 in the area of Banking and Finance Law, and Who’s Who Legal Canada in the area of Banking.

  • PRO Real Estate Investment Trust

    PRO Real Estate Investment Trust in its $57.6 million equity offering

  • Behaviour Interactive Inc.

    Behaviour Interactive Inc. in its strategic partnership agreement with NetEase Games

  • Fairstone Financial Inc.

    Fairstone Financial Inc. in connection with its US$300 million note offering

  • Ventas, Inc.

    Ventas in its acquisition of a high quality Canadian seniors housing portfolio in partnership with Le Groupe Maurice

    • A syndicate of lenders led by National Bank of Canada in respect of a term loan credit facility in the principal amount of US$500,000,000 made available to CGI Inc.
    • A syndicate of lenders led by TD Securities Inc. in respect of a senior secured revolving credit facility in the principal amount of $200,000,000 made available to Air Canada.
    • Abertis Infraestructuras, S.A. in respect of a bid to purchase the rights under the project agreement relating to the A25 bridge in Montréal, Québec.
    • SUEZ Canada Waste Services Inc. in respect of a bid submitted to the Régie intermunicipale de valorisation des matières organiques de Beauharnois-Salaberry et Roussillon relating to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of an integrated organic matter recycling center.
    • Behaviour Interactive Inc. in respect of its strategic partnership agreement with GAEA Interactive Entertainment Co. Ltd.
    • Fromageries Bel Canada Inc. in respect of its strategic partnership with Laiterie Chalifoux Inc. and the construction of a cheese production plant in Sorel, Québec.
    • SUEZ Canada Waste Services Inc. in respect of bids submitted to the City of Montréal in respect of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the Montréal-East Biomethanization waste treatment center, as well as of the Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles and Saint-Laurent composting waste treatment centers.
    • A syndicate of lenders led by Bank of Montreal in respect of a senior secured revolving credit facility in the principal amount of $70,000,000 made available to Iceberg Finance Inc. and Crédt Auto Pro Inc.
    • HSBC Bank Canada in respect of a senior secured credit facility in the principal amount of US$16,000,000 made available to Systra Canada Inc. and C. Systra Consulting, Inc.
    • A fund managed by Integrated Asset Management in respect of a senior secured term credit facility in the principal amount of $22,000,0000 made available to LRBG Holdings Inc.
    • A syndicate of lenders led by TD Securities Inc. in respect of a secured revolving credit facility in the principal amount of $500,000,000. made available to MTY Food Group Inc. and MTY Franchising USA, Inc.
    • SherWeb Inc. in respect of a senior secured revolving credit facility in the principal amount of $45,000,000 made available by a syndicate of lenders led by National Bank of Canada.
    • The Régie intermunicipale de l’énergie du Bas- Saint-Laurent and the Régie intermunicipale de l’énergie Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine with respect to the financing of the Ronceveaux and Nicolas-Riou wind farms.
    • Bank of Montreal in respect to a secured credit facility in the principal amount of $15,000,000 made available to Evolocity Financial Group Inc.
    • National Bank of Canada in respect of a secured and subordinated credit facility in the principal amount of $25,000,000 made available to Lumenpulse Inc.
    • A fund managed by Integrated Asset Management in respect of a secured revolving credit facility in the principal amount of $28,000,000 made available to The S.M. Group Inc.
    • Bank of Montreal and Bank of Montreal, Chicago Branch in respect of a secured revolving credit facility in the principal amount of $40,000,000 made available to DMD Digital Health Connections Group Inc.
    • PRO REIT and its subsidiaries in respect of numerous refinancing, acquisition financing and operating financing transactions.
    • Les Studios Moment Factory Inc. (“Moment Factory”), in connection with loans granted by CDP Investissements Inc. (“CDP”) and CDPQ Revenu Fixe Inc. as well as a capital investment by CDP in a subsidiary of Moment Factory.
    • Fresche Solutions Inc. in respect of secured revolving and term credit facilities in the aggregate principal amount of US$60,000,000 made available by National Bank of Canada.
    • Bank of Montreal and Bank of Montreal, Chicago Branch in respect of senior secured revolving and term credit facilities in the aggregate principal amount of US$27,000,000 made available to Revision Military Inc.
    • The Toronto-Dominion Bank in respect of a senior secured revolving credit facility in the principal amount of $135,000,000 made available to 7761210 Canada Inc. (Lasik).
    • Bank of Montreal in respect of a senior secured revolving credit facility in the principal amount of $60,000,000 made available to SupremeX Inc. and SupremeX USA Inc.
    • The lenders and bond underwriters in connection with a bid by St. Laurent Alliance, a consortium comprised of Kiewit Canada Development Corp, Macquarie Capital Group Limited, Skanska Infrastructure Development Inc. and Aecon Concessions, for the New Bridge for the St. Lawrence project.
    • A syndicate of lenders led by National Bank of Canada in respect of an operating revolving credit facility in the aggregate principal amount of $1,500,000,000 made available to CGI Inc.
    • Caisse centrale Desjardins and The Toronto-Dominion Bank in connection with a proposed bridge financing in the principal amount of $110,000,000 to be made available to EBC Inc. for the construction of a new hospital in Baie St Paul, Québec.
    • A syndicate of lenders led by National Bank of Canada in respect of a secured revolving credit facility in the principal amount of $210,000,000 made available to Infrastructure Famille Santé Inc. in connection with the financing of the design and construction of the expansion of Centre Hospitalier Ste-Justine.
    • Casgrain & Company Limited, as agent, in connection with Series 1 Secured Notes in the aggregate principal amount of $51,549,116 maturing on October 15, 2014, as well as Series 2 Secured Notes in the aggregate principal amount of $71,375,000 maturing on March 31, 2044, which were issued by Rainbow Hospital Partnership in connection with the design, building, maintenance and operation of the Restigouche Hospital Centre in Campbellton, New Brunswick.
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  • Lexpert: Ranked in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Banking & Financial Institutions. Corporate Commercial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Project Finance; Ranked in The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada: Banking; Ranked in Lexpert’s Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers: Ranked in Best Lawyers in Canada: Asset-Based Lending Practice; Banking and Finance Law; Project Finance Law; "Lawyer of the Year", Asset-Based Lending Practice
  • Who’s Who Legal: Ranked in Who’s Who Legal: Canada - Finance

  • Barreau du Québec
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Infrastructure Council