Colin Ground

PartnerCassels Brock & Blackwell LLPCapital Markets and M&A; Commercial; Corporate and Private M&A; In-House Counsel

Colin is a partner and one of the co-chairs in Cassles Brock & Blackwell LLP's Business Law Group. He practises in the areas of project finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, corporate finance and commercial law. Colin's practice involves financings and mergers and acquisitions with both public and private companies. Colin provides legal advice on a wide range corporate, commercial, project finance and transactional matters and regularly acts as lead counsel on M&A transactions, private equity transactions and infrastructure deals in Canada and in a cross-border context. In addition, Colin advises sponsors and institutional investors in structuring, negotiating and investing in private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds.

Colin is a partner and one of the co-chairs in Cassles Brock & Blackwell LLP's Business Law Group. He practises in the areas of project finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, corporate finance and commercial law. Colin's practice involves financings and mergers and acquisitions with both public and private companies. Colin provides legal advice on a wide range corporate, commercial, project finance and transactional matters and regularly acts as lead counsel on M&A transactions, private equity transactions and infrastructure deals in Canada and in a cross-border context. In addition, Colin advises sponsors and institutional investors in structuring, negotiating and investing in private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds.

Education

  • Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1999
  • Ryerson University, B.A.A., 1996
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A. (Hons.), 1994

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2001

Experience

  • A U.S. Private Equity firm in its acquisition of the Canadian assets of a U.S.-based manufacturing company
  • A Canadian private equity fund in its acquisition of a series of private health services providers in Canada
  • Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Transportation regarding the $1 billion CAD Highway 407 East Extension project
  • Acting for one of the lead limited partners in the Northleaf Infrastructure Co-Investment Partners Fund
  • A leading electricity company in the negotiation of a power purchase agreement for renewable energy
  • A TSXV company in the acquisition of a solar power company based in Germany
  • Aegion Corporation in connection with the sale of its 51% interest in Bayou Perma-Pipe Canada
  • A federal Port Authority in connection with lease negotiations in connection with a proposed disposition involving a tenant

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Venture Capital Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • American Bar Association