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 take-over 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 by Amaya Gaming of Oldford Group, the parent company of Rational Group, owner and operator of the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker brands, for US$4.9 billion and financing of the acquisition by GSO Capital Partners and Canaccord Genuity by way of private placements;
•Issuance of $250 million of subordinated debentures by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services by way of prospectus supplement through a syndicate of dealers co-led by RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities;
•Public offering of $28 million common shares of Aptose Biosciences by a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Capital Markets;
•Secondary public offering by Bain Capital Luxembourg Investments, Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and other selling shareholders of $300 million of subordinate voting share of BRP offered by an underwriting syndicate led by BMO Nesbitt Burns, RBC Capital Markets, UBS Securities Canada and Citigroup Global Markets Canada;
•Sale of Novik to Clearview Capital for $45 million by way of plan of arrangement;
•Acquisition by N. Harris Computer Corporation, a subsidiary of Constellation Software, of Sand Technology;
•Acquisition of Medicago by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation by way of plan of arrangement for a $357 million value;
•Sale by Lafarge North America and Lafarge Canada of their North American gypsum business to Continental Building Products, an affiliate of Lone Star Funds for a $700 million value;
•Redemption of all the outstanding Industrial Alliance Trust Securities - Series A (IATS) for a $150 million value;
•Acquisition by Quebecor of Gestev;
•Acquisition by Amaya Gaming Group of Cadillac Jack for a US$177 million value.
Mr. Souliere received his law degree from the Universite de Sherbrooke in 2007 and was called to the Quebec bar in 2008.