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Justin Drake

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Recent representative transactions include advising:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • FLIR Systems, Inc. on its US$200-million acquisition of Aeryon Labs Inc.

  • The Toronto-Dominion Bank on its acquisitions of artificial intelligence firm Layer 6 Inc. and asset management firm Greystone Capital Management

  • Celestica on its acquisitions of Atrenne Integrated Solutions and Impakt Holdings

  • A private equity firm in connection with the establishment of a dental service organization and its continuing consolidation of specialist dental and orthodontist practices across Canada

  • OmniTRAX on its sale of the Hudson Bay Rail Line and the Port of Churchill

  • Sagard Holdings on its joint venture with Fairfax and US$575-million acquisition of the business of Performance Sports Group

  • Transamerica/Aegon on the C$600-million sale of its Canadian business to Wilton Re, a subsidiary of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

  • Questcor Pharmaceuticals on its C$100-million acquisition of BioVectra

  • BTG plc on its C$200-million acquisition of the Targeted Therapies business from Nordion

  • Private equity transactions, including MidOcean Partners in the US$560-million sale of the Noranco business to Precision Castparts Corp; KingSett Capital and AIMCO in their $2-billion acquisition of ING Summit Industrial Fund; GPS Products on the sale of its classroom furniture business to Ironbridge Equity Partners; VRG Capital in its acquisitions of Jones Brown and Pearson Dunn and subsequent disposition to Arthur Gallagher; Lone Star Funds in its US$700-million acquisition of the North American gypsum division of Lafarge; and Advent International in its acquisition of Distribution International

Venture Capital

  • McCain Foods on its investments in TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture Limited and NUGGS Labs

  • Koho on its C$42-million Series B investment led by Portag3

  • IGM Financial on its investments in Personal Capital

  • Khosla Ventures on its investment in Deep Genomics

  • Emerging companies in connection with financing transactions and other matters, including Senso.ai, for.ai, Yuhu, Caribou, Blueprint Software, Koho Financial and Langhaus Financial

Professional Activities
  • Acritas Stars 2018: Independently Rated Lawyer (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2010
LL.B., Dalhousie Law School - 2009
B.Comm., Saint Mary's University - 2006
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