Charles-Antoine Souliere is an associate in our Business Law Group in Quebec City.
His practice focuses mainly on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, venture capital as well as general business and corporate matters. Mr. Souliere acted as counsel to issuers and underwriters in various public offerings (including initial public offerings) and private placements. In the area of mergers and acquisitions, he participated in significant transactions, acting for both buyers and sellers of public and private companies, including takeover bids and going-private transactions of publicly listed issuers and acted as counsel to independent committees in connection with various transactions. Mr. Souliere also advises a number of Canadian public companies on continuous disclosure obligations, governance issues.
Mr. Souliere's experience includes:
•acquisition of Medicago Inc. by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation by way of plan of arrangement ($357M)
•sale by Lafarge North America Inc. and Lafarge Canada Inc. of their North American gypsum business to Continental Building Products, LLC, an affiliate of Lone Star Funds ($700M)
•acquisition of Victhom Human Bionics Inc. by Ergoresearch Ltd. by way of plan of arrangement ($4.1M)
•bought deal private placement of Amaya Gaming Group Inc. common shares through a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and including Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation, Cormark Securities Inc., BMO Capital Markets, Clarus Securities Inc. and Global Maxfin Capital Inc. ($40M)
•redemption of all the outstanding Industrial Alliance Trust Securities - Series A (IATS) ($150M)
•initial public offering of Nobel Capital Inc. completed by a syndicate of agents led by Desjardins Capital Markets and including National Bank Financial Inc. and Scotia Capital Inc. ($5.6M)
•acquisition by Quebecor Inc. of Gestev
•private placement by Gestion Audem Inc. of a block of subordinate voting shares of COGECO Inc. underwritten by National Bank Financial Inc.
•private placement of Colabor Group Inc. common shares with the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and bought deal private placement underwritten by National Bank Financial Inc. ($30M)
•bought-deal public offering by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. of common shares through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by National Bank Financial Inc. and BMO Capital Markets ($237M)
•private placement of common shares of Innovente Inc. conducted by National Bank Financial Inc. acting as agent ($2.26M)
•bought deal public offering of Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. of Cumulative Redeemable Fixed-Rate Preferred Shares through a syndicate of underwriters co-led by TD Securities Inc., National Bank Financial Inc. and BMO Capital Markets ($50M)
•bought deal private placement of common shares of Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. through a syndicate of underwriters lead by National Bank Financial Inc. and which included Scotia Capital Inc., Acumen Capital Finance Partners Limited and Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. ($35M)
•acquisition by Amaya Gaming Group Inc. of Cadillac Jack Inc. (US$177M)
•acquisition by Amaya Gaming Group Inc. of CryptoLogic Limited by way of take-over bid and financing of the acquisition by special warrants offering ($34.5M)
•bought deal public offerings of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. of Non-Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Class A Preferred Shares ($250M)
•private placement of common shares of Amaya Gaming Group Inc. conducted through a syndicate of agents led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and including BMO Capital Markets, Desjardins Securities Inc., Union Securities Ltd., BayFront Capital Partners Ltd. and Cormark Securities Inc. ($107M)
•debt facility entered into among Stornoway Diamond Corporation, Fonds de solidarite FTQ, Fonds regional de solidarite FTQ Nord-du-Quebec, S.E.C. and Investissement Quebec through Diaquem Inc. and private placement of units; ($26M)
•financing of Myca Health Inc. through the issuance of common shares, preferred shares and convertible debentures ($10M)
•issuance of subordinated debentures by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. by way of prospectus supplement through a syndicate of dealers co-led by RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities and consisting of BMO Capital Markets, Scotia Capital, CIBC World Markets, National Bank Financial, Casgrain & Company and Industrial Alliance Securities ($250M)
•investment of Philip Morris Investments B.V. in Medicago Inc. by way of a private placement ($22.5M)
•private placement by Medicago Inc. through a syndicate of agents co-led by Boom Burton & Co. Inc., Desjardins Capital Markets and Paradigm Capital Inc. ($25M)
•merger of Advitech Inc. and Natunola Health Biosciences Inc. to form Botaneco Corp. and concurrent private placement ($6.8M)
•private placement of CO2 Solutions Inc. by a syndicate of investment dealers comprised of National Bank Financial Inc. and Mackie Research Capital Corporation, as agents ($4.3M)
•acquisition by Amaya Gaming Group Inc. of Chartwell Technology Inc. by way of plan of arrangement ($22.77M)
•acquisition by Colabor Group Inc. of The SKOR Food Group Inc. by way of takeover bid ($35.6M)
•private placement of Augyva Mining Resources Inc. led by Haywood Securities Inc. ($6.9M)
•bought-deal public offering by D-Box Technologies Inc. made by a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc. and including Canaccord Genuity Corp., NCP Northland Capital Partners Inc., Cormark Securities Inc. and Industrial Alliance Securities Inc. ($15M)
•acquisition of Innov-X Systems Inc. by Olympus NDT Corporation by way of plan of merger; and
•acquisition of Laura Secord by Jean and Jacques Leclerc.
Mr. Souliere received his law degree from the Universite de Sherbrooke in 2007 and was called to the Quebec bar in 2008.