Andrew Thompson
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2409

Andrew's practice primarily focuses on commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, assisting growth companies (in various stages) and assisting clients with general commercial matters.

Clients have included private equity funds, media and technology start-ups (at various stages in their life cycle), renewable energy companies, automotive manufacturers, food and beverage companies and retail multinationals in relation to all aspects of corporate and commercial law.

Andrew has also assisted multiple foreign corporations in executing expansion into Canada.


Recent representative matters include acting on behalf of and advising:


  • Sale of ByTheOwner Inc. to Yellow Pages
  • Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe, a leading U.S. private equity firm, on multiple cross-border acquisitions
  • H.I.G. Capital, a leading U.S. private equity firm, on multiple Canadian cross-border transactions
  • Anixter Inc. on the acquisition of the Power Solutions business of segment of HD Supply
  • Niagara Tools on its sale to Apex Tool Group, a subsidiary of Bain Capital
  • Renewable Energy Trust on its acquisition of certain three 10 MW AC solar power plants from Canadian Solar Solutions Inc.
  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation, on its acquisition of Renewable Energy Developers Inc.
  • Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. on certain acquisitions, financings, private placements, joint ventures and general commercial matters
  • Belron Canada Incorporated, on a series of share and asset acquisitions throughout Canada

Start-up/Venture Capital

  • Toronto-based start-ups: Collective Arts Brewing, Rover Parking, Velocity Trade, Dick Duff's, Bubl, Vicara Solutions and Hi Mama Inc.
  • Torstar (and previously Torstar Digital) on various growth equity investments
  • Various acquisitions and joint ventures for Workopolis
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Blakes Business Class, December 21, 2016.
Blakes Update on Mergers & Acquisitions, December 22, 2015.
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