Ryan Unruch

Ryan Unruch

Partner, Emerging and High Growth Companies

Key Contact: Emerging and High Growth Companies

Contact Information

runruch@osler.com

tel: 416.862.6655

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2011

  • New York, 2007

  • Massachusetts, 2006

Education

  • McGill University, Bachelor of Common Laws (J.D.), and Bachelor of Civil Laws (B.C.L.)

  • McGill University, Bachelor of Commerce

Language(s)

English

Ryan is a partner in Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies group. His practice focuses on venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, structuring and reorganization transactions. He regularly advises entrepreneurs, start-ups, strategic investors, venture capital, growth equity, private equity and pension fund investors on domestic and cross-border transactions. Ryan’s expertise includes advising on deals in the technology, fintech, biotech and life sciences industries. He is also experienced in negotiating a variety of commercial agreements.

Prior to joining Osler, Ryan practiced at a Canadian national law firm and a leading global law firm where he focused on venture capital and private equity transactions. Ryan was also in-house corporate counsel for one of Canada’s largest national retailers.

  • Vive Crop Protection

    Vive Crop Protection in its US$26 million Series C financing round

  • Forma AI

    Forma AI in its $45 million Series B financing round

  • Signal 1

    Signal 1 in its collaboration with Unity Health Toronto and TD Bank Group along with its US$10 million Seed financing

  • Feroot Security

    Feroot in its US$11 million seed financing

  • Cohere

    Cohere in its US$125 million Series B financing round

  • OMERS Ventures

    OMERS Ventures in connection with ClearEstate’s $16.8 million Series A funding round

  • Wyvern

    Wyvern in its $4.5 million financing

  • Agilysys

    Agilysys in its US$25 million acquisition of ResortSuite

  • Vertu Capital

    Vertu Capital in its acquisition of PathFactory

  • Float

    Float in its US$30 million Series A financing round

  • Affinio

    Affinio in its acquisition by NowVertical

  • *Notable matters prior to joining Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

    • * A venture capital firm as an investor in a $50.4 million Series A financing of an artificial intelligence start-up focused on developing cutting-edge natural language processing models
    • * A leading venture capital firm as an investor in the $100 million (US$83.5 million) Series A financing of an artificial intelligence start-up focused on self-driving technology
    • * A global private equity firm as lead investor in $60 million minority recapitalization of a leading provider of resilient connectivity for critical communications 
    • * A leading venture capital firm as the lead investor in the $35 million Series B financing of an e-commerce company that builds tools and integrations for e-commerce stores
    • * A leading private equity firm in a growth equity funding round investment in a software company focused on the development of a college readiness and career development platform
    • * A venture capital firm, as the lead investor in the $73 million Series B financing of a software company focused on developing a debt collection platform designed to improve the debt resolution process
    • * A venture capital firm as an investor in the $29 million (US$22 million) Series B financing of a healthcare technology firm, focused on the development of a research intelligence platform designed to accelerate biomedical discoveries
    • * A leading growth equity firm as the lead investor in the $227 million Series F financing of a recognized industry leader in AI SaaS enterprise solutions
    • * A leading venture capital firm, as the lead investor in the US$100 million (C$128 million) Series D financing of a growing mobile travel booking app, which has developed the world’s fastest growing mobile travel booking app
    • * A group of investors in the US$98 million (C$128 million) Series C financing of a home automation company that developed the world’s first smart WiFi thermostat
  • Find More

  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Mergers and Acquisitions Law

  • The Founder Institute, Mentor

  • Law Society of Ontario