Arash Amouzgar
Partner | Vancouver, Toronto
Vancouver: 604-631-4201
Toronto: 416-863-3338

Arash's practice primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. His experience includes acting for Canadian and international clients in the food, beverage and agribusiness, retail, health-care, transportation, financial services, and information technology sectors.

In addition, Arash has completed a secondment to one of the Firm's foreign investment banking clients, where he worked on a broad range of corporate and securities matters. Prior to joining Blakes, he worked as a management and strategy consultant with a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.


Recent examples of Arash's experience include acting for:

Private Equity

  • Norwest Venture Partners on the acquisition of the equity interests in Medgate Inc. and its investment in ACL Services Inc.

  • CAI Capital's acquisitions of Canadian Heating Products and CustomAir

  • Foley's Candies on its sale to Yellow Point Equity Partners

  • Fulcrum Capital Partners on its acquisition of Canstar Restorations

  • Wynnchurch Capital on its investment in Carson Air

  • Wynnchurch Capital on its sale of NSC Minerals, a leading producer and distributor of highway de-icing and rock salt in Canada and the U.S.

  • Pension fund and institutional investors on private equity fund investments

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Instacart on its acquisition of Unata Inc.

  • Verico Financial Group’s sale to M3 Mortgage Group

  • Johnson Electric on its C$800-million purchase of Stackpole

  • Brewster Inc. (an affiliate of Viad Corp.) on its acquisition of Flyover Canada

  • DP World Limited on its joint venture with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to create an investment platform focused on investing in ports and terminals globally

  • Agrium Inc. on its C$1.8-billion supported funding of Glencore International plc's C$6.1-billion acquisition of Viterra Inc., and the subsequent acquisition by Agrium of Viterra's wholesale and retail Agri products division

  • Safeway C$5.8-billion sale of Canada Safeway to Sobeys

  • Sun-N-Fun RV Resort, Sherkston Shores RV Resort, and an interest in Tropical Palms RV Resort to National RV Communities LLC

  • Suncor Energy on its C$43.3-billion strategic merger with Petro-Canada

  • Snyder's-Lance on its sale of its private brands division to Shearer's Foods LLC

  • Maple Leaf Foods on the sale of its potato-processing business to Cavendish Farms

  • UView Ultraviolet Systems on the sale of its aftermarket automotive tools and equipment business to CPS Products, a portfolio company of Harbour Group

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