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Kim Harle

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Transactions representative of Kim's experience include advising:

Private Equity Experience

  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) on direct investments in Ducati (motorcycles), KGS-Alpha Capital Markets (U.S. fixed income broker-dealer), St. James's Gateway (an English mixed-use real estate development) and two Czech shopping malls

  • Teachers Private Capital in connection with its acquisition of Dynea North America (now known as Arclin), a resins/overlays business, from a Finnish private equity group

  • Leading U.S. private equity firms in connection with their Canadian investments

  • On several other direct investments by pension plans, including investments in the U.S., South America and Europe

Fund Experience

  • Various pension plans and other institutional investors on their private equity, real estate, hedge, fixed income, emerging markets and infrastructure fund investments

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • GrainCorp in connection with the Canadian components of its approximately C$750-million acquisition of the United Malt business

  • Algonquin Power in connection with its California electric utility joint venture with Emera Inc. and related equity financing

  • A multinational conglomerate in connection with its acquisition of a medical device business

  • CIBC in connection with the global restructuring of Visa and Visa's subsequent initial public offering

Awards & Recognition

Kim is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 (Corporate Law and Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2021 (Corporate Mid-Market and Private Equity)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers 2021 – Independently Rated Lawyers (formerly, Acritas Stars; as nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2021 (Investment Funds: Fund Formation – Client comment: "She is practical and commercially-minded, operating with a mindset of seeking practically attainable solutions to issues in ways that protect our interests.")

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 1995
LLB, Queens University – 1993
BSc (Hon., Magna Cum Laude), University of Ottawa – 1990
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