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About Yasmina

Yasmina's practice is primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and pension fund investments. In addition to her transactional work, Yasmina advises clients on their corporate and commercial arrangements, including reorganizations and other corporate restructurings, and complex shareholder, joint venture, partnership and other commercial agreements.

Yasmina has completed secondments with a Canadian multi-strategy alternative asset manager and a global food and beverage producer, where she worked on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters.

Yasmina joined Blakes as a first-year summer student in 2015 and completed her articles with the Firm in 2017/2018. Prior to joining Blakes, she worked at a global investment bank.

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Recent representative matters include advising:

  • TruArc Partners on its investment in New Directions Aromatics, a supplier of natural ingredients to beauty and personal care markets

  • Schlesinger Group, a portfolio company of Gauge Capital, on its acquisition of Methodify and AskingCanadians

  • Apollo Global Management on its acquisition of The Michaels Companies

  • Barentz, a Cinven portfolio company, on its acquisition of Pestell Nutrition from Wind Point Partners

  • L Catterton on its acquisition of Beauty Industry Group

  • Sagard Holdings on its strategic investment in Grayhawk Investment Strategies

  • Maroon Group, a portfolio company of CI Capital, in connection with its acquisition of the assets of Cambrian Chemicals

  • Arjun Infrastructure Partners and Fengate Asset Management in connection with the acquisition of the ONroute Service Centres

  • Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada on its assumption reinsurance of British Columbia Life and Casualty Company

  • The Descartes Systems Group Inc. on its acquisition of the Management Systems Resources Inc. (e-customs) group of companies

  • Bartek Ingredients on its sale to TorQuest Partners

  • CI Financial Corp. on its acquisition of 75% of WealthBar

  • Various pension plans and other institutional investors on their private equity, real estate, debt and infrastructure fund investments
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2018
JD/MBA, University of Toronto – 2017
BA (Hon.), Western University – 2011
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