John-Paul (JP) has a practice focused on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. He co-leads the Firm's Private Equity Group, which has been recognized by Lexpert and Chambers Canada as one of Canada's leading private equity practices.
A significant portion of JP's practice involves working with:
private equity funds (including buyout, infrastructure and venture capital funds) and their portfolio companies in investment, add-on, recapitalization and exit transactions;
technology-based businesses in relation to both financing and M&A matters; and
investment banks and other corporate finance professionals in relation to M&A and financing transactions.
JP is also frequently engaged as special M&A counsel by companies and investment banks undertaking competitive auction processes.
For several years, JP has been recognized as a leading Canadian corporate and M&A lawyer by multiple league table and ranking guides. Most recently, JP was ranked by Chambers Canada as one of British Columbia's leading corporate lawyers, and as the only British Columbia lawyer in the Private Equity: Buyouts category, with clients noting that he "brings great common sense to the table", is an "absolute pleasure to deal with", and is “very conscious of providing good value".