Sophie Amyot

Sophie Amyot

Associate, Corporate

Contact Information

samyot@osler.com

tel: 514.904.8151

Office

Montréal

Bar Admission

Québec (2013)

Education

  • Laval University, LL.B. (Dean’s Honour List, 2012)
  • University of Birmingham, Certificate in English Law

Language(s)

English, French

Sophie is an associate in the Montréal office and a member of the corporate Group. She has developed an expertise in mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring transactions, advising both sellers and buyers. Her practice also focuses on corporate finance, securities, private equity and venture capital. She has acted for private equity and venture capital funds, as well as major institutional investors in connection with their portfolio investments and dispositions.

Extremely dedicated to her clients, Sophie quickly understands the issues and is able to build a relationship of trust with them. She is a rising star in Quebec corporate law: her talent and expertise have been recognized by the Young Bar of Montreal, which named her Commercial Lawyer of the Year in 2018.

Very involved in the community, Sophie supports several causes that are close to her heart by being a member of the board of directors of foundations whose objectives are the development of young single mothers, the promotion of sports and the safeguarding of the environment.

  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

    Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and FFL Partners agree to acquire New Look

  • Textron Inc.

    Textron Inc. in its sale of TRU Simulation Inc + Training Inc., to CAE Inc. for US$40 million

  • Element AI

    Element AI in its acquisition by ServiceNow

  • Fresche Solutions

    Fresche Solutions in its acquisition by American Pacific Group

  • Messier, Savard & Associés Inc.

    Messier, Savard & Associés Inc. in its acquisition of Le Mirage golf club

  • ArcelorMittal

    ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada in its joint venture with Triple M Metal

  • TPG

    TPG in its submission of a stalking horse bid for Cirque du Soleil’s assets in partnership with Fosun, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Investissement Québec

  • Element AI Inc.

    Element AI in its $200 million Series B financing round

  • TeraXion Inc.

    TeraXion in its restructured share-capital and finalized succession plan with support from BDC Capital and CIBC

  • Caprion Biosciences Inc.

    Caprion Biosciences in its sale to Arsenal

  • Behaviour Interactive Inc.

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

  • Kersia

    Kersia, a portfolio company of French institutional investor Ardian, in its acquisition of Choisy Laboratories

  • Behaviour Interactive Inc.

    Behaviour Interactive Inc. in its strategic partnership agreement with GAEA Interactive Entertainment Co. Ltd.

  • Caprion Biosciences

    Caprion Biosciences in its acquisition of Primity Bio

  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

    Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in its $50 million investment in Pomerleau Inc.

  • Laurentian Bank

    Laurentian Bank in the sale of its agricultural loan portfolio to National Bank for $474 million

  • Nasdaq, Inc.

    Nasdaq, Inc. in connection with the sale of its Public Relations Solutions and Digital Media Services Businesses to West Corporation for approximately US$335 million

  • Les Industries Flexipak Inc.

    Les Industries Flexipak Inc., in connection to the sale of 100% of its shares to Transcontinental Inc.

  • PreciThera Inc.

    PreciThera Inc. in its $36 million Series A Financing

  • Milestone Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    Milestone Pharmaceuticals Inc., in connection with the first tranche closing of a Series C financing led by Novo Holdings A/S

  • DalCor Pharma UK Ltd.

    Dalcor Pharma in its $150 million of Series A and B preferred share financings.

  • Asterix Inc.

    Asterix Inc. in connection with the $188 million preferred shares financing by Investissement Québec and a refinancing of existing $300 million credit facilities.

  • Element AI Inc.

    Element AI in its $137 million Series A financing

    • Element AI Inc., in its USD$102 million Series A financing.
    • Caprion Biosciences Inc., in its recapitalization and acquisition by GHO Capital Partners LLP.
    • Les Studios Moment Factory Inc., in connection with loans granted by CDP Investments Inc. and from CDPQ Fixed Income II Inc. and a capital investment by CDP in a subsidiary of Moment Factory
    • TeraXion Inc., in its sale of its high-speed indium phosphide and silicium photonics technologies as well as its underlying intellectual property to Ciena Canada Inc. at a purchase price of US$32 million.
    • Radialpoint Safe Care Inc., in relation to the spin-out of Smooch Technologies Inc.
    • Radialpoint SafeCare Inc., in relation to its sale to AppDirect, Inc.
    • iNovia Capital, Real Ventures, BDC Capital, Cycle Capital, in several private equity and venture capital investments.
    • DataWind Inc., in connection with its $30 million initial public offering and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
    • iBwave Solutions Inc., in the sale of significant equity interest to Vicente Capital Partners, Farol Asset Management, LP and the New York State Common Retirement Fund.
    • Sphinx Resources Ltd., in relation to brokered and non-brokered private placements.
    • Richelieu Hardware Ltd., in relation to several acquisitions of the assets of Canadian corporations.
    • Mimetogen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its financing and its commercial matters.
  • Find More

  • Best Lawyers: Recognized as “One to Watch” in Corporate Law
  • Young Bar of Montreal (YBM), 2018: Named Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law.
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal, 2012.

  • SME Strategies

    Co-Presenter, Paying your employees: how to introduce them to shareholding, Montréal, November 23-24, 2016

  • Fondation Mères avec pouvoir, board member
  • Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, board member of the Canadian branch
  • Fondation Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, board member
  • Barreau du Québec
  • Young Bar Association of Montréal
  • Canadian Bar Association