Rianna Ritchie
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-5253

Rianna practises corporate and commercial law. She assists clients with a broad range of business law matters, including private company mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, equity financing and general corporate governance.

Prior to joining Blakes, Rianna worked in employee relations at the University of British Columbia and at a firm specializing in construction law.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Volkswagen Financial Services AG's acquisition of PayByPhone Technologies Inc.
  • Transferra Nanosciences Inc.'s sale to an affiliate of Evonik Industries
  • Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America, LLC's acquisition of ResortQuest Whistler Property Management, Inc.
  • Tetra Tech, Inc.'s acquisition of Caber Engineering Inc.
  • A purchaser in its acquisition of the assets of a national financial-services business
  • The merger of two U.S.-based packaging companies

Private Equity

  • Vista Equity Partners' acquisitions of TeamPages Inc. and IPICO, Inc. through portfolio company Active Network

  • Fulcrum Capital Partners' investment in Vitalus Nutrition Inc.

  • Fulcrum Capital Partners' leveraged acquisitions of a majority equity interest in Weatherhaven Global Resources Ltd. and Nilex Inc.

  • Fulcrum Capital Partners' sale of A & B Rail Services to TorQuest Partners, Inc. and other institutional investors (selected by Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) as the 2014 Private Equity Deal of the Year)
  • Wynnchurch Capital, Ltd.'s investment in Carson Air Ltd.

  • Kinetic Capital Partners' sale of Fare Logistics Corp.

Financings

  • Issuance of units by a Vancouver-based technology company

Commercial

  • Technology-related agreements, including IT-Consulting Agreements and Software-Licensing Agreements