- Corporate Finance
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Financial Services
- Securities & Capital Markets
- Defamation and Media Law
- India Group
|University ||McMaster University, Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Physics, summa cum laude; University of Toronto, M.B.A., 1996; Ecole Supé rieure de Commerce de Paris, France, Exchange Program|
|Law School||University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, LL.B., 1996|
Gordon Raman is a partner at our Toronto office. Gordon was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1998. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto in 1996. Gordon also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto that he completed that same year. As part of his M.B.A. studies, he completed an exchange program at Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris in France.
Prior to that, he received a Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Physics, Summa Cum Laude, from McMaster University, with a focus on optics and solid state electronics.
Areas of Practice
Gordon practises in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.
Other practice areas include working with technology companies and private equity firms.
Rankings and Recognitions
· Recognized in the 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Corporate Mid-Market).
Gordon advises both purchasers and vendors in relation to mergers and acquisitions. Transactions in which he has advised include:
· The demerger of Agilent Technologies from Hewlett-Packard;
· Advising Hewlett-Packard on the Canadian integrations of its acquisitions including Compaq, EDS, 3-Com and Palm;
· Acting for the acquiror on a take-over bid of Tiberion Minerals Ltd.;
· Advising YMG Capital Management Inc. in its acquisition by Fiera Capital Management Inc.
· The acquisition of Addenda Capital Inc. by The Co-operators Group Limited;
· Acting for Parsons Brinkerhoff Inc. in its acquisition of Halsall Associates Limited;
· Advising ATS Automation Systems Inc. in connection with its acquisition of the Sortimat Group in Germany;
· Acting for ATS Automation Systems Inc. in connection with its acquisition of certain businesses of Assembly & Test Worldwide, Inc.;
· An acquisition of a Canadian subsidiary of a U.S. defence contractor;
· Assisted Dragon Capital in its proxy contest with respect to a Canadian public company;
· Sale of a client's subsidiary in the financial education industry;
· An acquisition of a computer manufacturer specializing in gaming computers;
· A sale of a public company client's food distribution business to a U.S. purchaser;
· A cross-border divestiture of a client's software division to a U.S.purchaser and the concurrent investment in the purchaser by the client;
· The divestiture of a client's operating division dealing in regulated medical products to a Canadian subsidiary of a multinational purchaser;
· Advising management shareholders in connection with an acquisition by a private equity firm of a company in the food services industry; and
· The acquisition of a Canadian media services company by a U.S. corporation.
Gordon advises both issuers and underwriters in corporate finance transactions, and has advised in transactions including the following:
· Advising Kellogg Company in a $300M bond offering by its Canadian subsidiary
· Advising Chartwell Seniors Housing Real Estate Investment Trust on its initial public offering and five subsequent follow-on equity and/or debt offerings;
· Advising the underwriters on the initial public offering of Medical Facilities Corporation and its follow-on offering;
· Advising the underwriters on the initial public offering of Northstar Healthcare Inc.;
· Advising North American Energy Partners Inc. in its cross-border initial public offering;
· Advising North American Energy Partners Inc. in its $225M high-yield note offering;
· Advising Loblaw Companies Limited in the establishment of its MTN Program in 2009;
· Advising the underwriters on a $138M offering by Coalcorp Mining Inc. and
· Advising in transactions regarding initial public offering of units of income trusts involving telephone companies and power generation projects.
Gordon has assisted both issuers and investors in capital investments in private companies including:
· Advising an optical component company in raising capital from venture capital investors;
· Investments by the venture capital arm of a multinational company in a Canadian technology company.
Gordon is part of the working group advising the Uniform Law Conference of Canada on amendments to the Trust Indenture Legislation in Canada. Gordon has also advised on developing a model trust indenture in respect of uncertificated debt securities.
Gordon was seconded for a period to a large technology company in order to provide day to day legal advice and to assist in developing a process for the provision of continuing legal advice to the company.
Professional and Community Activities
Gordon is a director and president-elect of the Canadian Club of Toronto.
Gordon is Past Chair of the firm's Toronto committee dealing with the recruitment and training of summer and articling students. He is actively involved in conducting workshops for both students and associates in various areas of corporate law.
Gordon has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Western Ontario and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School.
He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and is a member of the association's Business Law Section and the Technology Law Section.
He is also a member of the American Bar Association.
Gordon has been a past volunteer with Junior Achievement (Peel).
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Does The Standstill Remain After The Train Leaves?
Alfred L.J. Page,Gordon G. Raman,Katherine Schuck,David Surat, December 18, 2012
On November 27, 2012, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware in In re Complete Genomics, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, issued a bench ruling enjoining Complete Genomics, Inc. (“Genomics”) which was engaged with a merger with BGI-Shenzhen (“BGI”) from enforcing a...
Sino-Forest - Indemnities for Advisors Are Deep In the Wilderness
Whitney Bell,Paul A.D. Mingay,Gordon G. Raman, November 30, 2012
The demise of a major timber player with over a six billion dollar market capitalization continues to leave its mark on the Canadian financial and legal industries. In a decision released on November 23rd, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a lower court decision that indemnity claims of...
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