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Justin Dharamdial

Justin Dharamdial

Associate, Emerging and High Growth Companies

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.4210



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2013

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.
  • Queen’s University, B.Comm. (Honours)

As an associate in Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies group, Justin’s practice focuses on the representation of companies at all stages, as well as the venture capital firms, growth equity and private equity funds that finance them and the strategic acquirers who buy them. Justin has a wide range of experience with mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, corporate governance, general corporate matters.

He joined the firm as a summer student in 2011 and completed his articles with the firm from 2012-2013. Justin returned to Osler as an associate in 2013.

Prior to law school, Justin obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University with a concentration in Finance. While at Queen’s he participated in an exchange to a university in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While at Osgoode, he spent a term at a legal clinic in Toronto, helping clients with immigration and refugee law issues, and worked as a research assistant to Professors Sean Rehaag and Shin Imai.

  • Tulip

    Tulip in its acquisition of Blueday

  • Attabotics

    Attabotics in its US$50 million Series C financing round

  • Thriver

    Thriver in its US$33 million Series B financing round

  • Rubikloud

    Rubikloud in its US $60 million acquisition by Kinaxis

  • Foursixty

    Foursixty in its acquisition by WeCommerce

  • Ritual

    Ritual in its CAD $29.8 million Series D financing round

  • Symend

    Symend in its $73 million Series B financing round

  • ApplyBoard

    ApplyBoard in its CAD $100 million Series C financing round

  • Wealthsimple

    Wealthsimple for Advisors in its acquisition by Purpose Advisor Solutions

  • Dessa

    Dessa in its acquisition by Square

  • BenchSci

    BenchSci in its US$22 million Series B round

  • Deep Genomics

    Deep Genomics in its US$40 million Series B financing round

  • Acton Capital

    Acton Capital in Knix Wear's $5.7 million financing round

  • Collage

    Collage in its acquisition by People Corporation

  • The Logic

    The Logic in its $1.8 million Seed financing

  • Verafin

    Verafin in its $515 million venture funding - the largest venture funding deal in Canada’s history

  • Wealthsimple

    Wealthsimple in its acquisition of SimpleTax

  • Properly Inc.

    Properly Inc. in its $22 million Series A financing round

  • Clearbanc

    Clearbanc in its US$50 million equity financing

  • ProteinQure

    ProteinQure in its US$4 million Seed round

  • Manzil

    Manzil in its $1.15 million Seed round

  • iNovia Capital

    iNovia in Fellow Insights’ USD$6.5 million Seed financing

  • BenchSci

    BenchSci in its investment by Google’s Gradient Ventures

  • The Logic Inc.

    The Logic Inc. in its minority stake acquisition by Postmedia Network

  • Wave Financial

    Wave Financial in its $537 million proposed acquisition by H&R Block.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    • iCON Infrastructure in its agreement to acquire Capstone Infrastructure for $480 million
    • Torstar Corporation in its $200 million acquisition of an interest in VerticalScope Holdings Inc.
    • Hootsuite Media Inc. in its acquisition of Memelabs Productions Inc. d/b/a BrightKit.
    • LinkedIn Corporation in its acquisition of Careerify Corp.
    • Shiny Inc. in its sale to The Rubicon Project, Inc.
    • TD Sponsored Companies Inc. in the sale of its funds to Timbercreek Asset Management Ltd.
    • McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited in its going-private transaction.
    • Penfund in its acquisition of JET Equipment & Tools Ltd. and investment in Mevotech L.P.
    • Zelnick Media Capital in its investment in 9 Story Limited.

    Public Corporate Finance

    • Profound Medical Corp. in its $24 million private placement and going-public transaction on the TSX Venture Exchange.
    • Sears Holdings Corporation in its rights offering of common shares of Sears Canada Inc.

    Venture Capital

    • Wealthsimple Financial Inc. in its strategic relationship with, and planned investments by, Power Financial Corporation.
    • First American Financial Corporation, BDC Capital Inc. and RHO Capital Partners in their investments in emerging companies.
    • Emerging companies including Affinio Inc.,, Chef’s Plate Inc., Functional Neuromodulation, Ltd., Hootsuite Media Inc., OTI Lumionics Inc., Plooto Inc., Seamless Mobile Health Inc. and Verafin Inc. in their seed stage and subsequent rounds of financing.
    • BDC Capital Inc. in the merger of Extreme Startups and GrowLab to create HIGHLINE accelerator.


    • Premier’s Advisory Council on Government Assets in its work in relation to the Ontario beer industry.
    • Special Committee of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. in its dual-class share capital  reorganization.
    • KingSett Capital in the negotiated resolution of the proxy contest involving InnVest REIT.
    • Access Holdings in its proxy contest with Tuckamore Capital.
    • A number of public companies in a broad range of corporate governance matters, including reviewing board and committee charters and advising on best corporate governance practices.
    • CycleToronto in ongoing corporate governance matters as a not-for-profit corporation.
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  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association