Andrea L. Dupuis

Associate

Andrea L. Dupuis

Andrea L. Dupuis

Associate

Andrea provides thoughtful and practical advice to clients on a wide spectrum of corporate matters and transactions.

Clients spanning a range of industry sectors turn to Andrea to assist with public and private mergers and acquisitions, fund formations, private equity investment transactions and corporate reorganizations, in Canada and abroad.

For a period of three months in 2018, Andrea was seconded to the legal department of one of Canada’s largest institutional investors, where she acted on a number of private equity investments.

Andrea sits on the Young Directors Executive Committee of the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP).

Andrea L. Dupuis

Associate

Andrea provides thoughtful and practical advice to clients on a wide spectrum of corporate matters and transactions.

Clients spanning a range of industry sectors turn to Andrea to assist with public and private mergers and acquisitions, fund formations, private equity investment transactions and corporate reorganizations, in Canada and abroad.

For a period of three months in 2018, Andrea was seconded to the legal department of one of Canada’s largest institutional investors, where she acted on a number of private equity investments.

Andrea sits on the Young Directors Executive Committee of the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP).

The Shareholders of Bennington Financial Services Corp.

Acted for the shareholders of Bennington Financial Services Corp. in the sale of its shares to Equitable Bank.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in connection with its investment in iNovia Growth Fund L.P., a new investment fund focused on growth stage Communication Technology (ICT) opportunities.

Novacap Investments Inc.

Acting for Novacap Investments Inc. in the formation and fundraising of its latest fund, Novacap Industries V, L.P., a private equity fund focusing on the industrial and manufacturing sectors, as well as in services, distribution and retail sales platforms.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

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.

Vision Travel Solutions Inc.

Acted for Vision Travel, the largest independent travel management company in Canada, in connection with its merger with Colorado-based Direct Travel, Inc., one of the top travel management companies in the United States. Direct Travel and Vision Travel represent over $3 billion in sales, and the expanded business will have offices in over 60 locations with close to 2,000 employees across North America.

Novacap Management Inc.

Acted for Novacap Management Inc. in the formation and fundraising of Novacap TMT V, L.P. and Novacap International TMT V, L.P., an $840-million private equity fund in the technology, media and telecommunications sector in Canada.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in connection with an investment of $1.9 billion in SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. to finance a portion of the acquisition by SNC-Lavalin of all the share capital of WS Atkins plc. The Caisse's investment is structured as (i) a loan of $1.5 billion, secured by the value and cash flows of SNC-Lavalin's interest in the Highway 407 ETR project; and (ii) a subscription of approximately $400 million in subscription receipts of SNC-Lavalin.

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.

New Look Vision Group Inc.

Acted for New Look Vision Group Inc. in connection with its acquisition of retail optical outlets.

C&C Packing Inc.

Acted for C&C Packing Inc. and its affiliate, Premier Meat Packers (2009) Inc., leaders in the supply of fresh and frozen meat products across central and eastern Canada, in connection with the sale of their business to a subsidiary of Premium Brands Holdings Corporation, a Canadian public company.

Media Experts M.H.S. Inc.

Acted for the shareholders of Media Experts M.H.S. Inc. in connection with a sale of a majority interest to Interpublic Group of Companies Canada, Inc.

The Aldo Group Inc.

Acted for The Aldo Group Inc. in connection with the sale of its Little Burgundy division to a Canadian subsidiary of Genesco Inc., a U.S. public company.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with an offering of $700-million principal amount of 3.60% Series 5 senior unsecured notes due 2025, on a private placement basis in Canada.

Central National-Gottesman Inc.

Acted for Central National-Gottesman Inc., a global distributor of pulp, paper and forestry products, and its subsidiary Spicers Canada ULC in connection with the acquisition of the assets and business of Spicers Canada Limited, a distributor of fine paper, sign and display media, industrial packaging and graphic arts supplies, headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario and with locations across Canada, and the related financing with Bank of America, N.A. (Canada branch), as agent.

Novacap Industries IV, L.P.

Acted for Novacap Industries IV, L.P. in connection with its investment of more than $165 million in Knowlton Development Corporation, together with institutional partners, including the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Investissement-Québec, Export Development Canada (EDC) and Fondaction CSN.

Novacap Management Inc.

Acted for Novacap Management Inc. in connection with the formation and fundraising of Novacap Industries IV, L.P. and Novacap International Industries IV, L.P., a $425-million private equity fund focusing on the industrial and manufacturing sectors, as well as in services, distribution and retail sales platforms. The fund had a $300-million initial closing.

Novacap Management Inc.

Acted for Novacap Management Inc. in connection with the formation and fundraising of Novacap TMT IV, L.P. and Novacap International TMT IV, L.P., a $375-million private equity fund in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector in Canada.

National Bank Financial Inc.

Acted for National Bank Financial Inc. and a syndicate of agents on a $600 million aggregate private placement by Metro Inc. of 3.20% Series C Senior Unsecured Notes due December 1, 2021 and 5.03% Series D Senior Unsecured Notes due December 1, 2044.

Newforma, Inc.

Acted for Newforma, Inc. and Newforma Canada ULC, a project information management (PIM) software company transforming building and infrastructure project delivery based in Manchester, New Hampshire, in connection with its acquisition of all the assets of Smart-Use Softwares Inc., the Montréal developer of an innovative, touch-friendly mobile platform for construction project collaboration.

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company ("Manulife") in a co-venture with Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. for the acquisition and development of a high-rise office tower downtown Montréal containing approximately 486,000 square feet and in Manulife's leasing of approximately 270,000 square feet in the tower.

New Look Eyewear Inc.

Acted for New Look Vision Group Inc. in connection with its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Optic Direct Inc., doing business in Québec as Greiche & Scaff, for a purchase price of $17.75 million, and its financing arrangements to finance such acquisition, including a $10 million increase of its senior secured debt facility with its bank syndicate to $53 million, and a bought deal private placement of 500,000 subscription receipts at a price of $20.00 per receipt with a syndicate of Canadian investment firms led by GMP Securities L.P.

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2014

Education

Université de Montréal, LLB, 2013

Community Involvement

Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP), Young Directors Executive committee

Andrea provides thoughtful and practical advice to clients on a wide spectrum of corporate matters and transactions.

Clients spanning a range of industry sectors turn to Andrea to assist with public and private mergers and acquisitions, fund formations, private equity investment transactions and corporate reorganizations, in Canada and abroad.

For a period of three months in 2018, Andrea was seconded to the legal department of one of Canada’s largest institutional investors, where she acted on a number of private equity investments.

Andrea sits on the Young Directors Executive Committee of the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP).

The Shareholders of Bennington Financial Services Corp.

Acted for the shareholders of Bennington Financial Services Corp. in the sale of its shares to Equitable Bank.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in connection with its investment in iNovia Growth Fund L.P., a new investment fund focused on growth stage Communication Technology (ICT) opportunities.

Novacap Investments Inc.

Acting for Novacap Investments Inc. in the formation and fundraising of its latest fund, Novacap Industries V, L.P., a private equity fund focusing on the industrial and manufacturing sectors, as well as in services, distribution and retail sales platforms.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

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.

Vision Travel Solutions Inc.

Acted for Vision Travel, the largest independent travel management company in Canada, in connection with its merger with Colorado-based Direct Travel, Inc., one of the top travel management companies in the United States. Direct Travel and Vision Travel represent over $3 billion in sales, and the expanded business will have offices in over 60 locations with close to 2,000 employees across North America.

Novacap Management Inc.

Acted for Novacap Management Inc. in the formation and fundraising of Novacap TMT V, L.P. and Novacap International TMT V, L.P., an $840-million private equity fund in the technology, media and telecommunications sector in Canada.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in connection with an investment of $1.9 billion in SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. to finance a portion of the acquisition by SNC-Lavalin of all the share capital of WS Atkins plc. The Caisse's investment is structured as (i) a loan of $1.5 billion, secured by the value and cash flows of SNC-Lavalin's interest in the Highway 407 ETR project; and (ii) a subscription of approximately $400 million in subscription receipts of SNC-Lavalin.

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.

New Look Vision Group Inc.

Acted for New Look Vision Group Inc. in connection with its acquisition of retail optical outlets.

C&C Packing Inc.

Acted for C&C Packing Inc. and its affiliate, Premier Meat Packers (2009) Inc., leaders in the supply of fresh and frozen meat products across central and eastern Canada, in connection with the sale of their business to a subsidiary of Premium Brands Holdings Corporation, a Canadian public company.

Media Experts M.H.S. Inc.

Acted for the shareholders of Media Experts M.H.S. Inc. in connection with a sale of a majority interest to Interpublic Group of Companies Canada, Inc.

The Aldo Group Inc.

Acted for The Aldo Group Inc. in connection with the sale of its Little Burgundy division to a Canadian subsidiary of Genesco Inc., a U.S. public company.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with an offering of $700-million principal amount of 3.60% Series 5 senior unsecured notes due 2025, on a private placement basis in Canada.

Central National-Gottesman Inc.

Acted for Central National-Gottesman Inc., a global distributor of pulp, paper and forestry products, and its subsidiary Spicers Canada ULC in connection with the acquisition of the assets and business of Spicers Canada Limited, a distributor of fine paper, sign and display media, industrial packaging and graphic arts supplies, headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario and with locations across Canada, and the related financing with Bank of America, N.A. (Canada branch), as agent.

Novacap Industries IV, L.P.

Acted for Novacap Industries IV, L.P. in connection with its investment of more than $165 million in Knowlton Development Corporation, together with institutional partners, including the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Investissement-Québec, Export Development Canada (EDC) and Fondaction CSN.

Novacap Management Inc.

Acted for Novacap Management Inc. in connection with the formation and fundraising of Novacap Industries IV, L.P. and Novacap International Industries IV, L.P., a $425-million private equity fund focusing on the industrial and manufacturing sectors, as well as in services, distribution and retail sales platforms. The fund had a $300-million initial closing.

Novacap Management Inc.

Acted for Novacap Management Inc. in connection with the formation and fundraising of Novacap TMT IV, L.P. and Novacap International TMT IV, L.P., a $375-million private equity fund in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector in Canada.

National Bank Financial Inc.

Acted for National Bank Financial Inc. and a syndicate of agents on a $600 million aggregate private placement by Metro Inc. of 3.20% Series C Senior Unsecured Notes due December 1, 2021 and 5.03% Series D Senior Unsecured Notes due December 1, 2044.

Newforma, Inc.

Acted for Newforma, Inc. and Newforma Canada ULC, a project information management (PIM) software company transforming building and infrastructure project delivery based in Manchester, New Hampshire, in connection with its acquisition of all the assets of Smart-Use Softwares Inc., the Montréal developer of an innovative, touch-friendly mobile platform for construction project collaboration.

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company ("Manulife") in a co-venture with Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. for the acquisition and development of a high-rise office tower downtown Montréal containing approximately 486,000 square feet and in Manulife's leasing of approximately 270,000 square feet in the tower.

New Look Eyewear Inc.

Acted for New Look Vision Group Inc. in connection with its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Optic Direct Inc., doing business in Québec as Greiche & Scaff, for a purchase price of $17.75 million, and its financing arrangements to finance such acquisition, including a $10 million increase of its senior secured debt facility with its bank syndicate to $53 million, and a bought deal private placement of 500,000 subscription receipts at a price of $20.00 per receipt with a syndicate of Canadian investment firms led by GMP Securities L.P.

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2014

Education

Université de Montréal, LLB, 2013

Community Involvement

Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations (IGOPP), Young Directors Executive committee