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Bennett Jones Lawyers and Advisors Group: Christian P.

Gauthier
Christian Gauthier (Capital Markets and M&A Lawyer at Bennett Jones Vancouver and Toronto)
advises local and international clients on mergers & 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 take-over
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 the energy, mining, technology, media & telecom, financial, real estate, retail and
other industries.
Christian recently acted as the principal M&A/securities lawyer on the following transactions:
Mergers & Acquisitions
- VimpelCom Ltd.'s (NASDAQ: VIP) extensive auction process and $300 million cross border
disposition of its debt and equity interests in the Globalive group of companies (WIND Mobile
Canada) to a consortium of buyers led by West Face Capital Inc. and Tennenbaum Capital
Partners
- Precision Castparts Corp.'s (NYSE:PCC) $300 million cross border acquisition of Aerostructure
and Industrial Products from Hroux-Devtek
- The shareholders of Bermuda Telecom Company in connection with its sale to the Digicel
Group for an undisclosed amount
- 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
- Precision Castparts Corp.'s (NYSE:PCC) cross border acquisition of all of the outstanding
securities of Centra Industries Inc.
- 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
- Clarke Inc.'s (TSX:CKI) $100 million sale of its truckload, less-than-truckload and freight
logistics businesses to TransForce Inc. (TSX: TFI)
- Ontario Teachers Pension Plan's sale of Nexcap Corporation to Element Financial
- Meridian Credit Union's amalgamation with Desjardins Credit Union to form Ontario's largest
credit union with $8 billion in assets under management
- The Catalyst Group Inc.'s and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited's US$1.5 billion
restructuring of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Inc.
- TerraVest Capital Inc.'s (TSX:TVK) $54 million acquisition of Gestion Jerico Inc., a Quebecbased commercial and residential tank manufacturing company
- TerraVest Capital Inc.'s acquisition of NWP Industries Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality oil &
gas processing equipment based in Western Canada