Frank P. Arnone
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4295

Frank's practice emphasizes domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He has extensive experience working on complex transactions in a wide range of industry sectors. He also provides ongoing advice on securities law, stock exchange compliance and corporate matters to a wide variety of issuer, underwriter and private equity clients.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Significant recent transactions include advising:

  • Spin Master on its C$130-million bought deal treasury and secondary offering of subordinate voting shares
  • Knape & Vogt, a Wind Point Partners portfolio company, on its acquisition of ISE (International Source for Ergonomics)
  • An affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, on the sale of Highline Produce
  • Spin Master on its C$253-million initial public offering of subordinate voting shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Pritzker Group on the Canadian aspects of its acquisition of PLZ Aeroscience from Olympus Partners
  • An affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, on the Canadian aspects of the sale of its investment in Vari-Form, to Crowne Group LLC
  • An affiliate of Accel-KKR on its acquisition of Procure-to-Pay (P2P) from ADP
  • Vista Equity Partners on the Canadian aspects of its acquisition of a majority stake of Mediaocean
  • Vista Equity Partners on its investments in Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies
  • An affiliate of Drew Industries Incorporated on its acquisition of Spectal Industries
  • An affiliate of H.I.G. Capital on the Canadian aspects of its acquisition of J.A. Jack & Sons
  • Peak Rock Capital on its acquisition of Highline Produce
  • Cormark Securities in connection with an offering by BuildDirect.com
AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Frank has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, and Securities Law)
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017 (Capital Markets, and M&A and Corporate Governance)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (Corporate Mid-Market and Private Equity)
  • Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2017
  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms - 2017 Edition (Capital Markets)

  • The 2016 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Finance & Securities)
PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Governance 2016, 9th Edition
Chapter 7 - Canada, June 2016.
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