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:

M&A / Private Equity

  • Frontier Capital on its acquisitions of cfactor Works, Igloo Inc. and Agreement Express

  • Gauge Capital on its acquisition of eDynamic Learning

  • Summit Park on the formation of Arkive and purchase of assets from Iron Mountain

  • 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.

  • Belron Canada Incorporated, on a series of share and asset acquisitions throughout Canada

  • Start-up/Venture Capital

    • Corporate counsel to Toronto-based start-ups: Knix Wear, BitCine, Rover Parking, Dick Duff's, Vicara Solutions, Hi Mama, Diversio AI and Heartbeat AI

    • Assisting various multinational corporations with strategic investments in Canadian emerging technology companies

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    Blakes Bulletin on Mergers & Acquisitions, July 12, 2018.
    Blakes Business Class, December 21, 2016.
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