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Graham Smith

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Graham's representative transactions include advising:

  • A global leader in the cement industry on its acquisition of a major Canadian entity

  • Shell Canada on its divestiture of Thermoshell to Bluewave Energy

  • A management group on its buyout of a food company from a global industry leader

  • BCE and Rogers on their acquisition of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

  • A leading Canadian pension fund group in a cross-border venture capital investment

  • A major U.S. credit card issuer in establishing and developing its business in Canada

  • Versent Corporation in developing its corporate store and franchise network

  • Shell Canada on its acquisition of Basell Canada's interest in a polypropylene plant

  • An ATM distributor and switch provider in developing its business across Canada

  • Suncor Energy on its divestiture of retail gasoline stations to Husky Energy

  • Wynnchurch Capital's acquisition of North American road safety business NSC Minerals

  • Amalgamated Metal's divestiture of metals conglomerate Premetalco to Nova Capital

  • A major energy entity on a wide variety of downstream related matters including those involving environmental requirements, marine transportation needs, convenience store requirements, distribution matters, as well as acquisition and divestiture related matters

Awards & Recognition

Graham has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms - 2020 Edition (M&A)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Corporate Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015 (Corporate Commercial Law and Private Equity)

Professional Activities

Graham has made numerous presentations in the area of mergers and acquisitions with topics ranging from international negotiating tips and techniques and key issues arising upon investing in Canada to the attributes of deal teams necessary to drive transaction success.

Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1986
LLB., Osgoode Hall - 1984
B.A. (Hon.), University of Toronto - 1981
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