Lea Benitah-Bouchard

Léa Bénitah-Bouchard Associate

Representative Work
  • Air Canada in its C$1.25B refinancing transaction, which included a private offering of C$200M of 4.75% senior secured first lien notes due 2023 and a US$1.1B new senior secured credit facility, comprised of a US$800M term loan maturing in 2023 and an undrawn US$300M revolving credit facility expiring in 2021.
  • Air Canada in connection with the issuance of US$800M and US$300M senior secured first lien notes and US$300M senior secured second lien notes.
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in connection with the provision of first lien and second lien secured credit facilities to acquire Constellation Brands Canada for C$1B.
  • A consortium of leading Chinese private equity firms and Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co., Ltd., as Canadian counsel, in their US$4.4B acquisition of Playtika, the social and mobile games business of Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
  • Kenauk Hospitality Group in a number of corporate and commercial matters, including real estate and tax matters. The property is a 65,000 acre parcel of land situated in Montebello, Quebec, including over 30 private lakes and numerous chalets and cottages.
  • GI Partners, as Canadian counsel, in its acquisition of Logibec Inc. from OMERS Private Equity.
  • A Canadian REIT in various acquisitions, dispositions and financing in Quebec.
  • Tembec Inc. in its US$962M friendly acquisition by Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.
  • Tembec Industries Inc. in connection with its new asset-based secured revolving credit facility which consists of a $150M revolving credit facility with Wells Fargo Capital Finance Corporation Canada, as administrative agent, and PNC Financial Bank, National Association as syndication agent, and a US$62M "first-in, last-out" term loan.
  • Endeavour Mining Corporation in its C$226M acquisition of True Gold Mining Inc.
  • Endeavour Mining Corp. in connection with a strategic transaction with La Mancha Holding Sarl.
  • A syndicate of lenders led by National Bank of Canada in the C$240M acquisition financing of the Montreal Canadiens NHL Hockey Franchise by a group of private investors led by certain members of the Molson family.
  • EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, in the financing of the 350-MW Rivière du Moulin Wind Project and sale of a 42.5% interest to a consortium formed by Régime de rentes du Mouvement Desjardins, Desjardins Financial Security Life Assurance, Certas Home and Auto Insurance Company, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company.
  • Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C., as Canadian counsel, in the acquisition by its portfolio company, Nellson Nutraceutical of Le Groupe Multibar Inc.
  • Swander Pace Capital in its acquisition, directly and indirectly, of all of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of Recochem Group Inc.
  • The Audax Private Equity group, in a series of transactions including the acquisition of numerous physiotherapy clinics through one of its portfolio company called Lifemark Health Corp.