Aniko Pelland

Aniko Pelland Partner

Representative Work
  • Bouclair Inc. and Bouclair International Inc., in their comprehensive restructuring proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, pursuant to which (i) substantially all of their assets were acquired by an investor group formed of well-known Canadian investors, and (ii) concurrently, Bouclair refinanced its debt and recapitalized the post-acquisition entity.
  • BRP Inc. in several projects outside Canada including the acquisitions of Alumacraft and Pontont Manitou in the United States, in 2018.
  • The syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Capital Markets in the offering of 5.75% senior convertible unsecured notes of Theratechnologies.
  • France-based Cegid Inc. in various acquisitions in Canada.
  • Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. in connection with its friendly acquisition by Ipsen S.A. for a purchase price of US$25.00 per share in cash upfront, plus a contingent value right (CVR) of US$6.00 per share, for a total transaction value of up to US$1.3B.
  • A consortium consisting of Power Energy Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada, Mr. François-Xavier Souvay, the Founder, President and CEO of Lumenpulse Inc., and other existing shareholders, in connection with the privatization of Lumenpulse Inc.
  • Shutterstock, Inc., as Canadian counsel, in its acquisition of PremiumBeat for approximately US$32M.
  • Les Viandes Lacroix Inc. in connection with the acquisition by Exceldor Coopérative of a majority stake in Les Viandes Lacroix.
  • Clearspring Capital Partners backed Demers, Ambulance Manufacturer Inc., in its cross-border acquisition of Braun Industries, Inc.
  • Motivate International Inc. in its acquisition of 8D Technologies Inc., a Montreal-based bike share technological solutions provider.
  • The agent (as sole and lead agent), in its C$90M private placement of 2.926% senior unsecured debentures due 2049 by The Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning (McGill University).

  • Lowe's Companies in its C$3.2B friendly acquisition of Rona Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec).
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Québec Manufacturing Fund and Desjardins Venture Capital in connection with the change of control transaction involving Groupe Graham International Inc., a company specialized in the design, engineering and manufacturing of human machine interfaces technologies.
  • Clearspring Capital Partners in its acquisition of Demers Ambulances in partnership with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.
  • Paysafe in its acquisition of Income Access Group for C$40M.
  • Manac Inc. in connection with its privatization by a group of Québec investors led by the Dutil family and including Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Investissement Québec and Québec Manufacturing Fund by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec).
  • Whiting Petroleum Corporation, as Canadian counsel, in its US$6.2B acquisition of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp.
  • Yellow Media Inc. in its C$2.4B recapitalization transaction by way of a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act.
  • Astral Media in the sale of all of its issued and outstanding shares to BCE by way of a plan of arrangement for C$3.4B.
  • Fibrek Inc. in its acquisition by Resolute Forest Products Inc. by way of an unsolicited takeover bid.
  • Nova Capital Management Ltd in its private-equity acquisition of five industrial businesses in Canada for approximately C$400M.
  • Bock Inc., in its acquisition of Les Équipements G. Comeau, a dealership of agricultural and construction equipment, from a worldwide equipment manufacturer.
  • BRP Inc., the manufacturer of Ski-Doos, Sea-Doos and other recreational motorized vehicles, in connection with its C$262M initial public offering and two subsequent bought deal secondary offerings for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$523M.
  • Dollarama Inc. in its C$300M initial public offering and three subsequent bought deal secondary offerings for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately C$943.9M.
  • The syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc. in connection with the initial public offering of Manac Inc. (TSX: MA), a Québec-based manufacturer of semitrailers.
  • The syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Capital Markets in connection with Stella-Jones Inc.’s C$84M bought deal secondary offering.
  • Urbanimmersive Technologies Inc. in respect of its initial public offering under the CPC program of the TSX-V.
  • Tembec Industries Inc. a subsidiary of Tembec Inc., in its US$375M private placement of senior secured notes due 2019.
  • Transcontinental Inc. in its private offering of C$250M senior unsecured notes.
  • Dollarama Inc. in its private offerings of C$150M floating rate senior unsecured notes and C$400M of 3.095% senior unsecured notes.
  • Air Canada in connection with various private offering of notes (including C$1.075 billion of senior secured first lien notes and senior secured second lien notes and US$400M of 7.75% senior unsecured notes) and a C$714.5M financing of Boeing 777s through the first EETC aircraft financing in Canada.
  • Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX: CCA) in its $200M public debt offering of senior secured debentures and for the establishment of a short form base shelf prospectus for an offering of up to $750M of debt securities.