Christian Gauthier

PartnerBennett Jones LLPCapital Markets and M&A

Christian Gauthier advises local and international clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities law matters. He assists acquirors, target companies, and venture and private equity funds with the acquisition and sale of public and private entities (including by way of takeover bid, arrangements, amalgamations and asset transfers), initial and secondary public offerings of debt and equity, private placements, joint-ventures, reorganizations, restructurings, and proxy battles in energy, mining, technology, media and telecom, financial, real estate, retail and other industries.

Christian Gauthier advises local and international clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities law matters. He assists acquirors, target companies, and venture and private equity funds with the acquisition and sale of public and private entities (including by way of takeover bid, arrangements, amalgamations and asset transfers), initial and secondary public offerings of debt and equity, private placements, joint-ventures, reorganizations, restructurings, and proxy battles in energy, mining, technology, media and telecom, financial, real estate, retail and other industries.

Christian was an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario, where he co-taught "The Art of the Deal" from 2010 to 2012 and an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he co-taught Canadian Business Associations to international students in Osgoode's Professional LL.M. program. Christian was a special lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Queen's University, where he co-taught a seminar on advanced corporate law from 2008 to 2010.

In 2005, Christian completed a 6-month secondment to the Corporate Finance Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission, where he was responsible for reviewing and commenting on prospectuses and applications for discretionary exemptions.

Education

  • University of British Columbia, LL.B., 2000
  • Trinity Western University, B.B.A., 1995

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 2014
  • Ontario, 2002

Experience

  • Precision Castparts Corp.'s (NYSE:PCC) $300 million cross-border acquisition of Aerostructure and Industrial Products from Héroux-Devtek
  • Royal Host Inc.'s (TSX:RYL) acquisition by Holloway Lodging Corporation by way of plan of arrangement in a transaction valued at approximately $157 million on an enterprise value basis
  • General Donlee Canada Inc.'s (TSX:GDI) strategic review and $113 million cross-border sale to Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) under a plan of arrangement
  • Meridian Credit Union's amalgamation with Desjardins Credit Union to form Ontario's largest credit union with $8 billion in assets under management
  • TerraVest Capital Inc.'s $20 million bought deal prospectus offering of common shares on a bought deal basis
  • Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited's $200 million note offering led by TD Securities Inc., BMO Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
  • rius Energy Trust's (TSX: KWH) $100 million cross-border TSX IPO by a syndicate co-led by Scotiabank, RBC Capital Markets and UBS Securities Canada Inc., and including National Bank Financial Inc., Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., Raymond James Ltd., Desjardins Securities Inc., GMP Securities L.P. and Chardan Capital Markets, LLC

Awards & Honours

  • Lawyer to Watch, Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, 2012-2014