Gabriel Bastien
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4093

Gabriel's practice focuses on representing banks, financial institutions, lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of financing transactions, including project finance, acquisition financing, real estate financing and corporate financing. He participates in several aspects of the process, from due diligence to transaction closing, including the drafting, negotiating and reviewing of various types of agreements.

Gabriel is fluent in English and French.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Gabriel has acted as legal counsel on a wide range of issues including for:

Power Renewables

  • The syndicates of lenders for the financing of the various phases of a 363.5 MW wind farm project in Quebec

  • A syndicate of lenders for the financing of a 224.25 MW wind farm project in Quebec

  • A syndicate of lenders for the financing of a 230 MW wind farm project in Ontario

  • A sponsor with respect to the financing of various wind farm projects in British Columbia and Ontario and a hydroelectric power project in Ontario

Infrastructure

  • The selected consortium in connection with the financing of the Hydro-Québec Data Centre Project (Quebec)

  • The purchaser in connection with the acquisition financing of a highway project on the secondary market (Quebec)

  • One of the qualified bidders in connection with the financing of the Gatineau 2 Project (Quebec)

  • The lenders of one of the qualified bidders in connection with the financing of a hospital located in the province of Quebec and the financing of a hospital located in the province of Ontario

Acquisition Financing

  • Apax Partners LLP in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Ideal Protein, a proprietary weight loss and wellness solutions company

  • The purchasers in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Manac Inc., a North American leader in the design and manufacture of specialty trailers

  • A syndicate of lenders in connection with the financing of 9010114 Canada Inc.'s acquisition of Knowlton Development Corporation Inc.

  • The lenders on the C$3.2-billion financing for Alimentation Couche-Tard for the Statoil acquisition

Real Estate Financing

  • The borrower in connection with an aggregate C$260-million mortgage financing for the refinancing of a commercial center on the south shore of Montréal.

Corporate Financing

  • Lassonde Industries Inc. in connection with a syndicated C$250-million financing