Bruce Chapple

PartnerMcMillan LLPIn-House Counsel

Bruce practises business law with an emphasis on corporate/commercial advice, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and complex commercial transactions. This includes advising domestic businesses, subsidiaries of international corporations, acquisitions and divestitures in the Canadian market and advising on Canadian issues associated with international transactions.

Bruce practises business law with an emphasis on corporate/commercial advice, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and complex commercial transactions. This includes advising domestic businesses, subsidiaries of international corporations, acquisitions and divestitures in the Canadian market and advising on Canadian issues associated with international transactions.

Bruce regularly advises public and private corporations, private equity funds and other clients. He has experience in a variety of industries and leading economic sectors including pharmaceutical, health care, retail, financial and other service industries, automotive, insurance, film and computer software.

Education

  • University of Toronto, LL.B., 1995
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, B.Sc. Econ. (Cum Laude), 1991

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1997

Experience

  • Represented Alignvest in the structuring and establishment of its fund (2011) and provides regular corporate advice
  • Provides regular corporate advice and represented Abacus in closing multiple transactions since 2005 including its acquisition through Abacus Health Care of Omni Health Care (16 Ontario nursing homes) (2007)
  • Represented Catterton Growth Fund on its investment in Cover FX (2011), on its acquisition of Naya Waters (2009) and represented Catterton Partners Private Equity on Canadian issues associated with the $45 million acquisition from Coolbrands of its yogurt business (2007) and other multiple investments and related portfolio companies since 2001
  • Provides regular corporate advice to Huron Capital Partner's Canadian portfolio companies
  • Represented Lone Star on a new credit facility (2012) and provides regular corporate advice
  • Represented Skyway on a new credit facility (2011) and provides regular corporate advice

Associations

  • Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA)
  • Member of the Board of Governors, Royal St. George's College