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Lindsay McLeod

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M&A

Recent representative transactions include advising:

  • Digital Colony Partners and EQT Infrastructure IV Fund in connection with their consortium’s US$14.3-billion agreement to acquire, recapitalize and take private Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.

  • Carillion Canada Inc. in connection with the sale of its services business (including relating to facilities management of airports, commercial and retail properties, defense facilities and select hospitals) to an affiliate of Fairfax Financial Holdings

  • PHI, Inc. in connection with its acquisition, with Don Wall, of HNZ Group Inc. in a transaction valued at C$240-million

  • Lavazza S.p.A. on its acquisition of Kicking Horse Coffee Co. Ltd.

  • Mueller Water Products on various strategic cross-border acquisitions and divestitures

  • Just Eat plc, the world's leading online takeaway order company, on its acquisition of SkipTheDishes Restaurant Services

  • Canada Bread Company, Limited on its acquisition of Stonemill Bakery

  • Catalent Pharma Solutions Ltd. on its acquisition of Accucaps Industries Ltd. from Apotex Holdings Inc.

Awards & Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - 2019-2020 (Employee Benefits Law)

Professional Activities

Lindsay is currently the Vice-Chair of the Ontario Bar Association's Pension & Benefits Law Section executive and is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association.

Publications
  • Co-author: Ask A Lawyer: How Should I Design My Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)?
    Tech Innovation, Betakit.com, June 22, 2018.
  • Co-author: Cross Border Incentive Plans – One size Does Not Fit All
    American Lawyer Magazine
Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: COVID-19: The Regulatory Impact on Pensions
    Episode 3, The Blakes Continuity Podcast, April 24, 2020.
  • Co-speaker: CPBI Ontario: Looking Towards 2020
    Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute (CPBI), Toronto, Ontario, November 14, 2019.
  • Speaker: Case Law and Regulatory Round-Up Recent Developments in Pensions and Employee Benefits Law
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, October 30, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: New Funding Rules for Ontario Pension Plans - Are You Prepared?
    Institutional Asset Management, CFA Society, Toronto, Ontario, June 13, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: CAPSA Guidelines: DB Funding, DC Plans and Unlocated Members
    Recent Developments in Pension and Employee Benefits Law, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, April 30, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: Regulatory Round-Up and Case Law Update
    Recent Developments in Pension and Employee Benefits Law, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, May 8, 2018.
Education

Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2009
LL.B. (Co-op), University of Victoria - 2008
B.Comm. (Hon.), McMaster University - 2004

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