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About Rianna

Rianna practises corporate and commercial law. She assists clients with a broad range of business law matters, including private company mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on private equity transactions, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, equity financing and general corporate governance. She acts for domestic and international clients operating in a wide range of industries including information technology, biotechnology, health-care, education, consumer goods, construction and retail.

Rianna provides legal services through Rianna Ritchie Law Corporation.

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Private Equity

  • A US private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of a leading manufacturer of sealants, foams, firestops and adhesives

  • A US private equity fund on its acquisitions of multiple suppliers and manufacturers of wood processing equipment, aftermarket parts and consumables in the wood products industry

  • A US private equity fund and its portfolio company in connection with its acquisition of a leading distributor of HVAC equipment, parts and supplies

  • Acquisition by Canstar Restorations (a Fulcrum Capital portfolio company) of ABK Restoration Services, NorHaz Solutions and Universal Restoration Systems

  • Acquisition by Pretium Packaging (a Genstar Capital portfolio company) of Starplex Scientific and sale of Pretium Packaging to Clearlake Capital

  • A US private equity fund on its acquisition of 51% of a Canadian consumer goods manufacturer

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

  • Vista Equity Partners' acquisition of Mission Management Information Systems Inc. through portfolio company Aspira

  • H.I.G. Capital Inc.'s acquisition of Recochem, Inc.

  • Vista Equity Partners' acquisitions of TeamPages Inc. and IPICO, Inc. through portfolio company Active Network

  • Fulcrum Capital Partners' investment in Vitalus Nutrition Inc.

  • Fulcrum Capital Partners' leveraged acquisitions of a majority equity interest in Weatherhaven Global Resources Ltd. and Nilex Inc.

  • Fulcrum Capital Partners' sale of A & B Rail Services to TorQuest Partners, Inc. and other institutional investors (selected by Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) as the 2014 Private Equity Deal of the Year)

  • Wynnchurch Capital, Ltd.'s investment in Carson Air Ltd.

  • Kinetic Capital Partners' sale of Fare Logistics Corp.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Pacific Energy Fireplace Products' sale to The NIBE Group

  • BD Engine Brake's sale to Burnout Brands (a Hidden Harbor Capital Partners portfolio company)

  • Unity's acquisition of Ziva Dynamics

  • Mama Earth Organics' sale to Fresh City

  • Staub Electronics' sale to Snap One

  • CYC Corporation/Reigning Champ's sale to Aritzia Inc.

  • Nestlé Canada Inc.'s sale to One Rock Capital Partners, LLC, in partnership with Metropoulos & Co.

  • Seismic Software Inc.'s acquisition of Grapevine6 Inc.

  • Price's Alarm System's sale to Telus Corporation

  • Ideon Packaging's sale to The Great Little Box Company Ltd.

  • TricorBraun in numerous add-on transactions, including its acquisitions of Salbro Bottle, RODA Packaging, Vetroelite and Merlot Packaging

  • Volkswagen Financial Services AG's acquisition of PayByPhone Technologies Inc.

  • Transferra Nanosciences Inc.'s sale to an affiliate of Evonik Industries

  • Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America, LLC's acquisition of ResortQuest Whistler Property Management, Inc.

  • Tetra Tech, Inc.'s acquisition of Caber Engineering Inc.

  • A purchaser in its acquisition of the assets of a national financial-services business

  • The merger of two U.S.-based packaging companies


  • A broad range of technology companies and U.S. venture capital investors in cross-border financings


  • Technology-related agreements, including IT-Consulting Agreements and Software-Licensing Agreements

Professional Activities

Rianna is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Women's Association of Venture & Equity. She is a sessional instructor at The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLE BC) and The Law Society of British Columbia's PLTC training program on mergers and acquisitions. In the community, Rianna is a director of the Vancouver Symphony Society and previously served on the board of the Dixon Transition Society.

Professional Appearances

Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2013
JD, University of British Columbia – 2012
BA, McGill University – 2009

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