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John-Paul Bogden

John-Paul Bogden John-Paul Bogden
John-Paul Bogden Partner | Vancouver
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Representative transactions in which JP has been involved include:

Private Equity

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

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

  • Frontier Capital's acquisition of Agreement Express

  • CAI Capital's acquisitions of Canadian Heating Products and Custom Air

  • Norwest Venture Partners' investments in Cority and in ACL Services, and its sale of Cority to Thoma Bravo

  • Apax Partners' acquisition of Ideal Proteins

  • Fulcrum Capital Partners on numerous private equity transactions, including its investment in Vitalus Nutrition, its acquisition of Canstar Restorations and the sale of A & B Rail Services to TorQuest Capital and other institutional investors (selected by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) as the 2014 Private Equity Deal of the Year)

  • Macquarie Essential Assets Partnership's sale, via a controlled auction process, of its equity interests in the Sea-to-Sky Highway project and the Edmonton Ring Road project to a Fiera Axium-led consortium

  • Vista Equity Partners' sale of the Communities and Sports divisions of its portfolio company, Active Networks and its acquisition of Mission Management through its portfolio company Aspira

  • Acquisition by TricorBraun (an AEA Investors portfolio company) of Salbro Bottle and Taipak Packaging

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Abbotsford Concrete Products’ sale to Oldcastle APG

  • PRA Group’s acquisition of Resurgent Holding’s Canadian loans business

  • Instacart’s acquisition of Unata Inc.

  • Verico Financial Group’s sale to M3 Mortgage Group

  • Transferra Nanosystems’ sale to an affiliate of Evonik Industries

  • Twitter's acquisition of Summify

  • BrightSide Technologies' sale by way of plan of arrangement to Dolby Laboratories

  • Confidential buyer’s acquisition of a significant seniors home business

Infrastructure and Projects

  • Shell Canada in connection with its role in the LNG Canada joint venture proposing to build and operate a LNG export terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia

  • SNC-Lavalin in its successful bid for the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project in Campbell River, British Columbia

  • Concert Infrastructure, Bird Construction and Bird Capital in their successful bid to construct, finance and maintain nine P3 schools in Saskatchewan

Awards & Recognition

JP is recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer by the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 Lawyer of the Year (Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Vancouver)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - 2013-2020 (ranked in Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Laws and Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (Corporate/M&A)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Corporate-Commercial - 2016-2019, Private Equity: Buyouts - 2019)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - 2012-2019 (Corporate Mid-Market, Corporate Commercial Law, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Corporate Commercial Law)

  • The 2016 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Business in Vancouver's "Forty under 40" (Recognized as one of Vancouver's top executives and professionals under 40)

Professional Activities

JP participates in several Firm committees and has served as the administrative head of the Corporate & Commercial group in the Vancouver office.

He speaks regularly at business law conferences and is a member of several industry associations, including the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, the British Columbia Technology Industry Association and the Vancouver chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: What is Market?: Unlocking Canadian Private Equity
    ACG Capital Connection Conference for the Mid-Market Investment Sector, Toronto, Canada, November 13, 2018.
  • Speaker: Private Equity Acquisitions
    Daily Journal Professional Education, Western M&A/Private Equity Forum, San Francisco, United States, October 10, 2018.
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar - 2000
Admitted to the Manitoba Bar - 1999
LL.B., University of Manitoba - 1997
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