Stewart Sutcliffe

Stewart Sutcliffe Partner

Representative Work
  • Imperial Brands PLC in connection with its approximately C$123M investment in Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. by way of convertible debenture.
  • CVC Capital Partners in the acquisition by its subsidiary, Etraveli Group, of air technology specialist TripStack and online travel agency Flight Network.
  • MedReleaf Corp. in its C$3.2B acquisition by Aurora Cannabis Inc.
  • The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of StandardAero from Veritas Capital.
  • Micro Focus plc in connection with its acquisition of Interset Software Inc.
  • Sterling Investment Partners in connection with its investment in Marcone Appliance Parts.
  • Messer Group and CVC Capital Partners, as counsel, in the US$3.3B acquisition by its joint venture, MG Industries, of the majority of Linde AG’s gas business assets in North America and certain business activities in South America.
  • CVC Capital Partners in connection with The Stars Group Inc.’s acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming from CVC Capital Partners and Sky plc for an enterprise value of approximately US$4.7B.
  • Norgine B.V. in its acquisition of TSX-listed Merus Labs International Inc. for an enterprise value of C$342M.
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in its C$1B acquisition of Constellation Brands Canada, Inc.
  • Flynn Group of Companies in connection with a significant minority investment by a private equity fund managed by the Fremont Group.
  • Sotawall Inc. in the sale of substantially all of its assets to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. for approximately US$135M.
  • Spectris Plc in its acquisition of Engineering Seismology Group Canada Inc.
  • Waterton Global Resource Management in its C$110M acquisition of Barrick Gold Corporation's 70% interest in the Spring Valley project and 100% interest in the Ruby Hill mine.
  • JMI Equity in its C$160M acquisition of Intelex.
  • JMI Equity in its C$38M Series A financing of Benevity, Inc.
  • Actavis plc, as Canadian counsel, in the acquisition by TPG of Actavis' Pharmatech business, a pharmaceutical outsourcing and R&D business within Actavis' subsidiary Aptalis, operating in the United States, Canada and Europe.
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, as Canadian counsel, in its US$1.8B acquisition of Ashland Water Technologies.
  • The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in its acquisition of the Fafard & Brothers business.
  • The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in its sale of subsidiary Scotts Canadian Wild Bird Food to Armstrong Milling Company Limited.
  • Ardian and Crédit Agricole Assurances, as Canadian counsel, in the creation of a company with VINCI that will own 100% of VINCI Park’s share capital, with an enterprise value of €2B.
  • Andor Technology plc in its acquisition of Spectral Applied Research Inc.
  • Forest Laboratories Inc., as Canadian counsel, in its US$2.9B acquisition of Aptalis from TPG Capital.
  • Cartesian Capital in its acquisition, along with Thomvest Seed Capital, of Public Mobile.
  • Nova Capital Management Ltd. in the sale of its portfolio company, Wilkinson Steel and Metals Inc. to Samuel, Son & Co.
  • European Goldfields Limited in its C$2.5B sale to Eldorado Gold Corporation.
  • Nova Capital Management Ltd. in its acquisition of the majority of Premetalco Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of Amalgamated Metal Corporation Plc.
  • ratiopharm Group, as Canadian counsel, in its €3.6B sale to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
  • Tata Steel in its acquisition of an interest in New Millennium Capital Corp.
  • Uranium Limited in its approximately C$139.4M sale to Uranium Participation Corporation.
  • African Rainbow Minerals Limited in their purchase of the remaining shares of TEAL Exploration & Mining Inc., in partnership with Cia. Vale do Rio Doce.
  • Essar Global Limited in its C$1.85B acquisition of Algoma Steel Inc.
  • The controlling shareholders of Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., in its C$2.3B sale to CanWest Global Communications and Goldman Sachs.
  • Atlas Tube Inc. in its C$1.5B merger with John Maneely Company, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.
  • Bain Capital Partners, The Carlyle Group and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc. as Canadian counsel in their US$10.3B purchase of HD Supply from the Home Depot.
  • Thomas Weisel Partners Group Inc. in its US$147M acquisition of Westwind Partners Inc.
  • Workbrain Corporation in its C$277M sale to Infor Global Solutions European Finance, S.A.R.L.
  • Longview Solution Inc. with its C$51.5M sale to Exact Holding N.V.
  • Atlas Tube Inc. in its C$350M acquisition of Copperweld Holding Company.
  • Clarington Corporation in its C$80.6M initial public offering.
  • Clarington Diversified Income & Growth Fund in its C$70M initial public offering.