Michael Elder
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2242

Michael specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate reorganizations. He advises buyers, sellers and targets on domestic and cross-border transactions across a variety of industries, including the technology, financial services and manufacturing sectors. He also maintains a general corporate practice assisting clients with commercial agreements and corporate governance issues.

Michael has completed secondments with one of the Firm's foreign investment banking clients and a leading Canadian financial services institution, where he worked on a variety of corporate and commercial matters.


Recent representative matters include acting for:

  • Siemens Healthineers on its US$200-million purchase of Epocal from Alere Inc.

  • HUB International in connection with its acquisition of various insurance brokerages, including Integro Canada

  • Lavazza S.p.A. on its acquisition of Kicking Horse Coffee Co. Ltd.

  • Maple Leaf Foods on its acquisition of LightLife Foods

  • Just Eat PLC, the world's leading online takeaway order company, on its acquisition of SkipTheDishes Restaurant Services

  • CIT Financial on the sale of substantially all of its Canadian operations to Laurentian Bank for over C$1-billion

  • Catalent Pharma Solutions Ltd., as Canadian counsel, on its purchase of all of the shares of Accucaps Industries Ltd. from Apotex Holdings Inc.

  • The Bank of Nova Scotia on the sale of the business and assets of Roynat Lease Finance, a division of its subsidiary Roynat Inc., to Meridian Credit Union Limited

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Co-presenter: Sandbagging in M&A Transactions
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto, Ontario, July 13, 2016.
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