Jérémie Ste-Marie

Jérémie Ste-Marie Associate

Representative Work
  • Lightspeed POS Inc., in connection with its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange and concurrent MJDS offering in Canada and the United States of US$397.7M (C$525M) of subordinate voting shares.
  • WSP Global Inc., in its novel C$502M bought-deal public offering of common shares using the shelf procedures of National Instrument 44-102Shelf Distributions, a first in Canada, and C$70M concurrent private placement to anchor investors.
  • Saputo Inc., as Canadian counsel, in its C$1.7B acquisition of Dairy Crest Group plc and the financing related thereto.
  • Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec, in the implementation of its Canadian program of non-viability contingent capital instruments, and related inaugural prospectus offering of $1B principal amount of 2.856% Notes due 2030.
  • Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec, in the implementation of a bail-in regime for financial services cooperatives in Canada, and the related issuances of $1 billion principal amount of 2.417% senior fixed rate notes, the first issuance of bail-inable notes by a financial services cooperative in Canada, and U.S. $1 billion principal amount of 2.050% senior fixed rate notes, the issuer’s inaugural issuance of bail-inable notes in the United States.
  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, in its C$845M sale of Concession A25, L.P., the concessionaire of the A25 PPP (P3) Toll Road, to the Transurban Group.
  • Transcontinental Inc., as lead counsel in its C$287.5M bought-deal public offering of subscription receipts, and as Canadian counsel in its C$1.7B transformational acquisition of Coveris Americas.
  • The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc., a Canadian leader in retail pharmacy, in its C$4.5B combination with Metro Inc. by way of three-cornered amalgamation.
  • 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.
  • The agent (as sole and lead agent), in a C$90M private placement of 2.926% senior unsecured debentures due 2049 by The Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning (McGill University).

  • Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec, in its public offering of C$125M of Class F Capital Shares, the first offering of capital shares of a cooperative financial group since the adoption of the Act mainly to improve the regulation of the financial sector, the protection of deposits of money and the operation of financial institutions.
  • Saputo Inc., in its C$350M offering of 3.603% Medium Term Notes, Series 5, due 2025.
  • Saputo Inc. in its C$300M offering of 2.827% Medium Term Notes, Series 3, due 2023.
  • Clearspring Capital Partners backed Demers, Ambulance Manufacturer Inc., in its cross-border acquisition of Braun Industries, Inc.
  • An underwriting syndicate in its C$880M offering on a bought deal basis of subscription receipts convertible into common shares of SNC-Lavalin.
  • Saputo Inc., in its acquisition of Shepherd Gourmet Dairy (Ontario) Inc., for a purchase price of C$100M.
  • The AmorChem Group, in the launch of its second fund, AmorChem II Fund L.P., a life sciences venture capital fund specialized in seed-stage biotechnology investing.
  • Kilmer Capital Partners Limited in the sale of Altasciences Company Inc., formerly known as Algorithme Pharma Inc., to the Audax Group.
  • Boralex Inc. in its acquisition of all of the economic interest of ENERCON Canada Inc. in the 230-MW Niagara Region Wind Farm project, located in Ontario, for a total cash consideration of C$232.4M, and its accession to senior secured ring-fenced financings totaling C$828.3M from a club of international financial institutions. We also acted for Boralex Inc. as co-counsel in its related C$173M equity offering, the proceeds of which were used to finance the acquisition.
  • Clearspring Capital Partners in its acquisition of all of the outstanding and issued shares held by an affiliate of Ironbridge Equity Partners in the capital of Demers, Ambulance Manufacturer Inc.
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