Brian Pukier

Brian M. Pukier Partner

Representative Work
  • Elad US Holding in its C$680M acquisition of Agellan Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust and related financings.
  • BayMark Health Services, Inc., a portfolio company of Webster Capital, as co-counsel, in its acquisition of Canadian Addiction Treatment Centres LP, the largest provider of opioid addiction treatment in Canada.
  • TorQuest Partners in numerous of their investments and dispositions.
  • Internationally recognized private equity firms and investment managers on their Canadian M&A activity, including such firms as Apax Partners, BC Partners, The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Crestview Partners, Element Partners, GoldenTree Asset Management, Grey Mountain Partners, JMI Equity and TA Associates.
  • European Goldfields Limited in its C$2.5B sale to Eldorado Gold Corporation.
  • Alltech, Inc., as Canadian counsel, in its C$521M public company acquisition of Ridley Inc., including in its negotiations with Ridley Inc.’s largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings.
  • Wanzl Metallwarenfabrik GmbH in the acquisition of The Cari-All Group, North America’s largest shopping cart manufacturer, by an affiliate of Wanzl.
  • Town Shoes Limited and the Simpson family in the sale of a controlling interest in Town Shoes to Alberta Investment Management Corporation and Callisto Capital.
  • El-Ad Group (Canada) Inc. in its C$900M reorganization of certain of its real estate holdings in Ontario and Quebec, and as Canadian counsel in connection with its initial public offering and listing on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
  • Cardinal Health, Inc. in the C$165M take-over bid for Futuremed Healthcare Products Corporation by its subsidiary Cardinal Health Canada Inc.
  • Ram Power Inc. in its reverse take-over and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • Dalian Wanda Group Co., as Canadian counsel, in its US$2.6B acquisition of U.S. cinema chain AMC Entertainment Holdings.
  • Ciena Corporation in connection with its US$774M acquisition of Nortel Network’s optical networking and carrier Ethernet business.
  • Eni S.p.A. in its C$923M acquisition of First Calgary Petroleums Ltd.
  • Frank Stronach and Stronach Trust on the Plan of Arrangement with respect to the proposed strategic investment in Magna International Inc. by Russian Machines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Basic Element.
  • Inveravante Inversiones Universales, S.L. in its sale of Shear Wind, Inc. to Sprott Power Corp.
  • The consortium that acquired O&Y Properties Corporation and O&Y Real Estate Investment Trust.
  • Air Canada in its historic restructuring and to Aeroplan in connection with its arrangements with CIBC and American Express.
  • R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company in connection with its merger with Moore Wallace Incorporated.
  • Various private equity firms in connection with the formation of their limited partnership funds.
  • AMVESCAP PLC in connection with its acquisition of Trimark Financial Corporation.
  • The Toronto Stock Exchange in connection with its demutualization.
  • Industry Canada in connection with amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act.
  • Gordon Capital Corporation in connection with its acquisition by HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc.
  • British American Tobacco plc in the acquisition of Imasco Limited, sale of CT Financial to TD and sale of Shoppers Drug Mart to KKR.
  • Issuers and underwriters in connection with numerous public offerings and private placements.