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, with a focus on private equity transactions, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, equity financing and general corporate governance. She acts for domestic and international clients operating in a wide range of industries including information technology, biotechnology, health-care, education, consumer goods, construction and retail.


Private Equity

  • Acquisition by Pretium Packaging (a Genstar Capital portfolio company) of Starplex Scientific

  • A US private equity fund on its acquisition of 51% of a Canadian consumer goods manufacturer

  • Acquisition by Informatica (a Permira and CPPIB portfolio company) of AllSight

  • Vista Equity Partners’ acquisition of Mission Management Information Systems Inc. through portfolio company Aspira

  • H.I.G. Capital Inc.'s acquisition of Recochem, Inc.

  • 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.

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


  • Issuance of units by a Vancouver-based technology company


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