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Mario Nigro
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mnigro@stikeman.com




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Mario Nigro
Toronto
Law Practice
Mario Nigro is a partner in the Toronto office of Stikeman Elliott and a member of the firm's M&A/Private Equity Group. His practice focusses on business law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, dispositions, and reorganizations. He has extensive experience working with private equity and venture capital clients on numerous acquisitions and dispositions. The private equity funds which Mario has worked with on Canadian transactions include AEA Investors, Arbor Investments, Auxo Management, Black Eagle Partners, Blue Point Capital, Centre Lane Partners, Clearview Capital, Harvest Partners, H.I.G. Capital, High Park Capital, Generation Partners, Goode Partners, Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, Greybrook Realty Partners, Novacap Industries, Oakridge Capital, Sharp Capital, Sun Capital, Turtle Holdings, White Wolf Capital and Wingate Partners.

Mario has represented some of the leading food, retail and manufacturing businesses in Canada, as well as a leading provider of outsourced office and workplace solutions in Canada. He works with a number of growing technology companies and has helped them with acquisitions, financings and growth capital transactions.

He also practices in the area of energy law and has worked at Ontario Power Generation in 2001, on secondment. He has experience working with clients involved in the Ontario electricity marketplace including in respect of renewable energy. He has also worked on various acquisitions and dispositions of energy assets. Mario has worked as a policy adviser in the Office of the Ontario Minister of Education and has completed a six-month secondment at an international securities dealer and foreign bank.

Mario speaks Italian and works with a variety of Italian clients seeking to do business in Canada.

Awards & Recognitions
Recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 as Repeatedly Recommended in Private Equity and Corporate Commercial Law. Winner of a 2005 Ontario Volunteer Service Award for his years of service at St. Jude's Community Homes.

Professional Activities
Mario is a member of the External Relations Committee for the Association of Corporate Growth Global and a member of the Toronto chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. He assists not-for-profit organizations in organizing and structuring their affairs, and is a board member of Roots of Empathy.

Education
McGill University (LL.B. & BCL 2000), University of Western Ontario (M.A. 1996, B.Ed. 1995), University of Toronto (B.A. 1993).

Background
Prior to joining Stikeman Elliott LLP, Mario was a partner at another major Canadian law firm where he was a member of the Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions and Energy Groups.

Bar Admission
Ontario, 2002


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