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Justin Dharamdial

Justin Dharamdial

Associate, Emerging and High Growth Companies


Contact Information

jdharamdial@osler.com

tel: 416.862.4210

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2013

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

Justin’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, corporate governance and 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.

  • 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.

  • Wealthsimple

    Wealthsimple in its $100 million investment round

  • Prodigy Games

    Prodigy Games in its investment by Canadian Business Growth Fund.

  • Finaeo

    Finaeo in its $5.35 million Seed financing extension

  • Wave’s acquisition of Every Inc.

    Wave in its acquisition of Every Inc.

  • RL Solutions

    RL Solutions in its acquisition by Datix

  • JMI Equity

    JMI Equity's $115 million investment in Vena

  • Uken Games

    Uken Games in the sale of Bingo Pop to Jam City

  • Ratehub

    Ratehub in its acquisition of MoneySense from Rogers Media

  • ClearBanc

    ClearBanc in its US$70 million in Seed and Series A financing

  • Chefs Plate

    Chefs Plate in its acquisition by HelloFresh

  • Kepler Communications

    Kepler Communications in its $20.8 million Series A financing

  • Alert Labs

    Alert Labs in its acquisition by Watsco

  • AltaCorp Capital Inc.

    AltaCorp Capital Inc., financial advisor to CanniMed Therapeutics in connection with the acquisition by Aurora Cannabis Inc.

  • Zensurance

    Zensurance in its sale of a majority stake to The Travelers Companies, Inc.

  • Dominion Voting Systems

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

  • Ritual

    Ritual in its US$70 million Series C financing

  • BenchSci

    BenchSci in its US$8 million Series A financing

  • 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., Askthedoctor.com, 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.

    Advisory

    • 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