Communications & Media

Industry leaders and new market entrants grappling with disruption and convergence want advisers who can move with them – at their speed – on their highest-value opportunities and challenges.

Startups and industry giants – and their strategic financial partners – rely on our cross-disciplinary team for their most critical transactions and disputes. Immersed in the sector’s dynamics, we guide you through the complex interplay between regulation, business innovation and cultural policies.

Canadian wireless and satellite operators, broadcasters, cable TV companies, publishers and digital media providers count on us to help navigate and successfully resolve difficult issues. They know we can leverage long-standing relationships in dealing with the Competition Bureau and other regulators.

We work on precedent-setting cases, from the first approval under the Investment Canada Act of a non-Canadian acquiring control of a national wireless service provider to representing clients before the Supreme Court of Canada on issues such as freedom of the press and the jurisdiction of the CRTC.

Whatever your business concern – a merger or acquisition, capital raising, regulatory clearance or litigation – we assemble the right team of experts to achieve the right result.

Representative Work

Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec, 2018

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in the $1.69-billion sale of its remaining holdings in Quebecor Media Inc. to Quebecor Media and Québecor Inc.

Stingray Digital Group Inc., 2018

Acting for Stingray Digital Group Inc. in its $506-million acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited, one of Canada's leading radio broadcasters with 101 licences (82 FM and 19 AM) across Canada, and the financing of this acquisition, which includes $450 million of new credit facilities and $138 million of equity, comprising a $83-million bought deal offering of subscription receipts, a $40-million private placement of subscription receipts to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and $15 million from the exercise of pre-emption rights from the Boyko Group.