Alyssa Wiseman

Associate

Alyssa Wiseman

Alyssa Wiseman

Associate

Bar Admissions
  • Québec, 2016

Clients turn to Alyssa for innovative solutions to their complex business issues.

Alyssa’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private and public financings, securities offerings, plans of arrangement, and various corporate matters. She works with clients across a broad range of industries, including aerospace, retail, communications and media.

Alyssa sits on the board of directors of The Montreal Children’s Library.

Alyssa Wiseman

Associate

Clients turn to Alyssa for innovative solutions to their complex business issues.

Alyssa’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private and public financings, securities offerings, plans of arrangement, and various corporate matters. She works with clients across a broad range of industries, including aerospace, retail, communications and media.

Alyssa sits on the board of directors of The Montreal Children’s Library.

Resolute FP Canada Inc.

Acted for Resolute FP Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., in the sale of its non-operational pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances, Ontario, to 2670568 Ontario Limited, a subsidiary of Riversedge Developments Inc.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ACT) in its strategic investment in Fire & Flower Holdings Corp., a leading independent cannabis retailer based in Edmonton, Alberta, to (i) purchase $25,989,985.42 principal amount of 8% convertible unsecured debentures and (ii) be issued three series of share purchase warrants, which, if exercised in full, would subsequently increase ACT's ownership interest to 50.1% on a fully diluted basis.

Fronsac Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Fronsac Real Estate Investment Trust in its issuance by way of private placement of (i) 14,869,091 units at a price of $0.55 per unit and (ii) $1,732,000 in principal amount of 6% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due May 16, 2024, for aggregate gross proceeds of $9,910,000.

Iris, Le Groupe Visuel (1990) Inc.

Acted for Iris, Le Groupe Visuel (1990) Inc., the optometric division of New Look Vision Group Inc., in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the Darryl Sher group, which operates six retail optical clinics in Southern Ontario: Toronto, Owen Sound, Midland, Alliston, Angus and Bracebridge.

GMP Securities L.P.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. and comprising Desjardins Securities Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Acumen Capital Finance Partners Limited, Scotia Capital Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Canaccord Genuity Corporation and PI Financial Corp. in a bought deal offering of 7,142,857 common shares of Goodfood Market Corp. for gross proceeds to the corporation of approximately $25 million.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Caisse) and CDP Financial Inc. in CDP Financial's establishment and launch of a US$20-billion senior notes program guaranteed by Caisse, including an initial offering by CDP Financial of US$2 billion in senior notes under the program.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for MC Cannabis Inc., an affiliate of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., in connection with agreements with one of the winners of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's Expression of Interest Application Lottery conducted on January 11, 2019, which will operate a "Tweed-branded" retail store in the city of London, Ontario.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for MC Cannabis Inc., an affiliate of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., in connection with the negotiation and structuring of a multi-year agreement with Tweed Franchise Inc., an affiliate of Canopy Growth Corporation, to launch Tweed-branded cannabis retail stores in Ontario.

GMP Securities L.P.

Acted for a syndicate of agents led by GMP Securities L.P. in connection with a going public transaction by way of reverse takeover involving VOTI Detection Inc. and Steamsand Capital Corp., and VOTI's concurrent brokered private placement of subscription receipts for gross proceeds of approximately $9.2 million.

RELX Group plc

Acted for an affiliate of Elsevier, part of the RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries, in its acquisition of Science-Metrix Inc., which specializes in research evaluation and bibliometric analysis.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Inc. with a $25 million private placement at a price of $10.29 per share to 3322044 Nova Scotia Limited, an affiliate of Irving West, Limited, a company controlled by Mr. Harry R. Steele, a former Chairman of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited, which was acquired by Stingray.

Resolute Forest Products

Acted for Fibrek Recycling US Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., in the sale of its recycled bleached kraft pulp mill in Fairmont, West Virginia to ND Fairmont LLC, a subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited.

GMP Securities L.P.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. and including National Bank Financial Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corporation, Scotia Capital Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc. and Raymond James Ltd. in a bought deal offering of 4 million common shares of Goodfood Market Corp., for gross proceeds to the corporation of approximately $10 million.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray 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 included $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.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in an offering of US$900 million principal amount of senior unsecured notes on a private placement basis in the United States.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in a new US$4.3-billion three-year credit facility made available to Couche-Tard to finance its acquisition, by way of merger, of the Texas-based gas-and-convenience store chain, CST Brands, Inc.

Airbus SE

Acted as co-counsel to Airbus SE, a European leader providing tanker, combat and transport aircraft, as well as a global leader in aeronautic, space and related services, in its divestiture of Vector Aerospace Holding SAS to StandardAero Aviation Holdings, Inc.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with its private offerings of (i) US$2.5 billion principal amount of senior unsecured notes in the United States; and (ii) C$700 million principal amount of senior unsecured notes in Canada.

New Look Vision Group Inc.

Acted for New Look Vision Group Inc. in its $120-million acquisition, by way of plan of arrangement, of Iris, le groupe visuel (1990) Inc., which has a network of 147 retail locations across Québec, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick. The purchase was financed through various arrangements, including an increase of New Look's senior secured term facility with its bank syndicate, a new junior unsecured debt facility and an equity private placement.

GMP Securities L.P.

Acted for (i) a syndicate of dealers led by GMP Securities L.P. and including National Bank Financial Inc. and Cormark Inc. in connection with the private placement by Goodfood Market Inc. of 10,542,883 subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $21 million and (ii) GMP in connection with the sponsorship of Goodfood's subsequent going public transaction by way of a reverse takeover involving Mira VII Acquisition Corp. and the concurrent listing of its common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

BELLUS Health Inc.

Acted for BELLUS Health Inc. in connection with the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary, Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc., to Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc., including all the rights to the drug candidate ShigamabT.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with (1) its acquisition of, by way of merger, the Texas-based gas-and-convenience-store chain CST Brands, Inc., valued at approximately US$4.4 billion; and (2) Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.'s subsequent sale of a portion of CST Brands, Inc.'s Canadian assets to Parkland Fuel Corporation for approximately US$750 million, subject to adjustments.

McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management, Desautels MBA Case Competition—Winner

McGill University, Golden Key International Honour Society—Invitee

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2016

Education

McGill University, MBA & BCL/LLB, 2015
McGill University, BA, 2011

Board Memberships

The Montreal Children’s Library

Clients turn to Alyssa for innovative solutions to their complex business issues.

Alyssa’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private and public financings, securities offerings, plans of arrangement, and various corporate matters. She works with clients across a broad range of industries, including aerospace, retail, communications and media.

Alyssa sits on the board of directors of The Montreal Children’s Library.

Resolute FP Canada Inc.

Acted for Resolute FP Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., in the sale of its non-operational pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances, Ontario, to 2670568 Ontario Limited, a subsidiary of Riversedge Developments Inc.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ACT) in its strategic investment in Fire & Flower Holdings Corp., a leading independent cannabis retailer based in Edmonton, Alberta, to (i) purchase $25,989,985.42 principal amount of 8% convertible unsecured debentures and (ii) be issued three series of share purchase warrants, which, if exercised in full, would subsequently increase ACT's ownership interest to 50.1% on a fully diluted basis.

Fronsac Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Fronsac Real Estate Investment Trust in its issuance by way of private placement of (i) 14,869,091 units at a price of $0.55 per unit and (ii) $1,732,000 in principal amount of 6% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures due May 16, 2024, for aggregate gross proceeds of $9,910,000.

Iris, Le Groupe Visuel (1990) Inc.

Acted for Iris, Le Groupe Visuel (1990) Inc., the optometric division of New Look Vision Group Inc., in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the Darryl Sher group, which operates six retail optical clinics in Southern Ontario: Toronto, Owen Sound, Midland, Alliston, Angus and Bracebridge.

GMP Securities L.P.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. and comprising Desjardins Securities Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Acumen Capital Finance Partners Limited, Scotia Capital Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Canaccord Genuity Corporation and PI Financial Corp. in a bought deal offering of 7,142,857 common shares of Goodfood Market Corp. for gross proceeds to the corporation of approximately $25 million.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Caisse) and CDP Financial Inc. in CDP Financial's establishment and launch of a US$20-billion senior notes program guaranteed by Caisse, including an initial offering by CDP Financial of US$2 billion in senior notes under the program.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for MC Cannabis Inc., an affiliate of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., in connection with agreements with one of the winners of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's Expression of Interest Application Lottery conducted on January 11, 2019, which will operate a "Tweed-branded" retail store in the city of London, Ontario.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for MC Cannabis Inc., an affiliate of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., in connection with the negotiation and structuring of a multi-year agreement with Tweed Franchise Inc., an affiliate of Canopy Growth Corporation, to launch Tweed-branded cannabis retail stores in Ontario.

GMP Securities L.P.

Acted for a syndicate of agents led by GMP Securities L.P. in connection with a going public transaction by way of reverse takeover involving VOTI Detection Inc. and Steamsand Capital Corp., and VOTI's concurrent brokered private placement of subscription receipts for gross proceeds of approximately $9.2 million.

RELX Group plc

Acted for an affiliate of Elsevier, part of the RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries, in its acquisition of Science-Metrix Inc., which specializes in research evaluation and bibliometric analysis.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Inc. with a $25 million private placement at a price of $10.29 per share to 3322044 Nova Scotia Limited, an affiliate of Irving West, Limited, a company controlled by Mr. Harry R. Steele, a former Chairman of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited, which was acquired by Stingray.

Resolute Forest Products

Acted for Fibrek Recycling US Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., in the sale of its recycled bleached kraft pulp mill in Fairmont, West Virginia to ND Fairmont LLC, a subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited.

GMP Securities L.P.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. and including National Bank Financial Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corporation, Scotia Capital Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc. and Raymond James Ltd. in a bought deal offering of 4 million common shares of Goodfood Market Corp., for gross proceeds to the corporation of approximately $10 million.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray 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 included $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.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in an offering of US$900 million principal amount of senior unsecured notes on a private placement basis in the United States.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in a new US$4.3-billion three-year credit facility made available to Couche-Tard to finance its acquisition, by way of merger, of the Texas-based gas-and-convenience store chain, CST Brands, Inc.

Airbus SE

Acted as co-counsel to Airbus SE, a European leader providing tanker, combat and transport aircraft, as well as a global leader in aeronautic, space and related services, in its divestiture of Vector Aerospace Holding SAS to StandardAero Aviation Holdings, Inc.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with its private offerings of (i) US$2.5 billion principal amount of senior unsecured notes in the United States; and (ii) C$700 million principal amount of senior unsecured notes in Canada.

New Look Vision Group Inc.

Acted for New Look Vision Group Inc. in its $120-million acquisition, by way of plan of arrangement, of Iris, le groupe visuel (1990) Inc., which has a network of 147 retail locations across Québec, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick. The purchase was financed through various arrangements, including an increase of New Look's senior secured term facility with its bank syndicate, a new junior unsecured debt facility and an equity private placement.

GMP Securities L.P.

Acted for (i) a syndicate of dealers led by GMP Securities L.P. and including National Bank Financial Inc. and Cormark Inc. in connection with the private placement by Goodfood Market Inc. of 10,542,883 subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $21 million and (ii) GMP in connection with the sponsorship of Goodfood's subsequent going public transaction by way of a reverse takeover involving Mira VII Acquisition Corp. and the concurrent listing of its common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

BELLUS Health Inc.

Acted for BELLUS Health Inc. in connection with the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary, Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc., to Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc., including all the rights to the drug candidate ShigamabT.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with (1) its acquisition of, by way of merger, the Texas-based gas-and-convenience-store chain CST Brands, Inc., valued at approximately US$4.4 billion; and (2) Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.'s subsequent sale of a portion of CST Brands, Inc.'s Canadian assets to Parkland Fuel Corporation for approximately US$750 million, subject to adjustments.

McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management, Desautels MBA Case Competition—Winner

McGill University, Golden Key International Honour Society—Invitee

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2016

Education

McGill University, MBA & BCL/LLB, 2015
McGill University, BA, 2011

Board Memberships

The Montreal Children’s Library