Pierre-Yves Leduc

Pierre-Yves Leduc Partner

Representative Work
  • Saputo Inc., as Canadian counsel, in its C$1.7B acquisition of Dairy Crest Group plc and the financing related thereto.
  • 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.
  • Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. in its C$248M acquisition by a wholly owned subsidiary of MTY Food Group Inc.
  • IRIS The Visual Group in its sale to New Look Vision Group Inc. for C$120M.
  • Saputo Inc., in its acquisition of Shepherd Gourmet Dairy (Ontario) Inc., for a purchase price of C$100M.
  • IPL Plastics, in connection with an Irish Scheme of Arrangement that established a new holding company in Canada and the concurrent initial public offering of common shares. 
  • NAPEC Inc. in its friendly acquisition by Oaktree Capital Management L.P. for approximately C$215M by way of statutory plan of arrangement.
  • Tembec Inc. in its US$962M friendly acquisition by Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.
  • Saputo Inc. in its A$500M tender offer to acquire Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Limited.
  • ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. in its acquisition of the shares of Telesta Therapeutics Inc.
  • Tembec Inc. in the sale of its British Columbia Southern Interior wood products assets to Canfor Corporation for C$60M, which includes working capital.
  • Fibrek Inc. in its acquisition by Resolute Forest Products Inc. by way of an unsolicited takeover bid.
  • Kingdom Hotels International, as Canadian counsel, in the US$3.8B acquisition of Four Seasons Hotels by Kingdom Hotels, Cascade Investment, L.L.C. and Triples Holdings Ltd. by way of a plan of arrangement.
  • Chriscott Group in connection with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Barzel Industries Inc. by way of a joint insolvency process under the Companies Creditor's Arrangement Act (CCAA) and Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code.
  • CAE Inc. in connection with its takeover bid to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Engenuity Technologies.
  • Transcontinental Inc. in connection with its C$96M takeover bid to acquire printer PLM Group.
  • Tembec Industries Inc. a subsidiary of Tembec Inc., in its US$375M private placement of senior secured notes due 2019.
  • The underwriters syndicate in connection with Manac Inc.’s C$40M initial public offering.
  • The underwriters in connection with a public offering of C$125M principal amount of 6% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures for TransForce Inc.
  • Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. in connection with a series of refinancing transactions comprised of: A $15M non-backstopped one round rights offering at a subscription price of $0.44 per common share; A private placement of common shares with Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (“Fairfax”) at a subscription price of $0.56 per common share for proceeds representing any difference between $15M and the proceeds of the rights offering; A $10M principal amount private placement of unsecured subordinated debentures with Fairfax; and An issue to Fairfax of warrants to purchase 15,384,000 common shares at an exercise price of $0.65.
  • Supremex Income Fund in its initial public offering.
  • OFI Income Fund in its initial public offering.