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Andrew Thompson

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Recent representative matters include acting on behalf of and advising:

M&A / Private Equity

  • Frontier Capital on its acquisitions of cfactor Works, Igloo Inc. and Agreement Express

  • Gauge Capital on its acquisition of eDynamic Learning

  • Summit Park on the formation of Arkive and purchase of assets from Iron Mountain

  • Sale of ByTheOwner Inc. to Yellow Pages

  • Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe, a leading U.S. private equity firm, on multiple cross-border acquisitions

  • H.I.G. Capital, a leading U.S. private equity firm, on multiple Canadian cross-border transactions

  • Anixter Inc. on the acquisition of the Power Solutions business of segment of HD Supply

  • Niagara Tools on its sale to Apex Tool Group, a subsidiary of Bain Capital

  • Renewable Energy Trust on its acquisition of certain three 10 MW AC solar power plants from Canadian Solar Solutions Inc.

  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation, on its acquisition of Renewable Energy Developers Inc.

  • Belron Canada Incorporated, on a series of share and asset acquisitions throughout Canada

  • Start-up/Venture Capital

    • Corporate counsel to Toronto-based start-ups: Knix Wear, BitCine, Rover Parking, Dick Duff's, Vicara Solutions, Hi Mama, Diversio AI and Heartbeat AI

    • Assisting various multinational corporations with strategic investments in Canadian emerging technology companies

  • Professional Activities

    Andrew is co-founder and a current board member of the Douglas Wright Foundation (DWF), a Canadian not-for-profit charitable foundation focused on the prevention and awareness of melanoma. He is responsible for the day-to-day management and general operation of DWF. Since 2011, DWF has secured over $1 million in donations and sponsored a Canada-wide sun safety program and educational video for schools.

    Andrew is a member of the advisory boards of Toronto-based startups Diversio and Suncayr.

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    Education
    Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2010
    LL.B., Queen's University - 2009
    M.Sc., London School of Economics - 2005
    B.A.H., Queen's University - 2004
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