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Elise Beauregard

Elise Beauregard is a partner in the Commercial Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate/Commercial and Financial Services practices.

In her real estate practice, Elise focuses on the sale and purchase of residential and commercial buildings, as well as the creation of real estate joint ventures.

Elise has been involved in several merger and acquisition transactions and their financing. She has also been involved in the formation of, and has advised clients in connection with, investment funds and other complex investment structures, particularly in the clean tech, infrastructure and real estate sectors.

Elise is a member of the interview team of the firm’s Student/Stagiaire Recruitment Committee.

Representative Work

  • Acting for Grifaldo L.P. in connection with the $82-million secured credit facilities to finance the construction of Arbora Griffintown, a mixed-use complex of over 430 residential condominium and rental apartment units, as well as retail/commercial and underground parking spaces in a prime location in Griffintown, Montréal.

  • Acted for La Coop fédérée in connection with the combination of its Sonic division with Groupe Filgo for the purpose of merging their energy products distribution activities and their service stations operations.

  • Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Claridge in connection with the formation of Claridge Israel L.P., an investment fund dedicated to investments in Israel's civil technology and innovation sectors.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Acted for Grifdor Holdings Inc. and Hydro-Québec Pension Fund in connection with the joint venture acquisition of lands and development of over 430 residential condominium units as well as rental housing units and retail commercial spaces in a prime location in Griffintown, Montréal, with LSR Gestdev Inc. and Sotramont Griffintown Inc. as developer and construction manager respectively, valued at $133 million dollars.

  • Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with the closing of the re-opening of its offering of 4.941% Series 4 senior unsecured debentures due July 27, 2020 in the principal amount of $100 million.

  • Acted for Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. in connection with the acquisition from Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ of a 50% interest in the Place Québec immovable complex located at 900 and 1050 René-Lévesque boulevard East and 880 Honoré-Mercier in Québec City, and in connection with a mixed-use development project comprising commercial and office spaces and residential condominium units.

  • Acted for Canadian Tire Corporation and Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited in connection with the structure of the newly created CT REIT and the transfer of the properties located in Québec with a value of approximately $875 million into CT REIT.

  • Acted for New Look Vision Group Inc. in connection with its acquisition of all the assets and business of Vogue Optical Inc. New Look financed the acquisition through new credit facilities and the private placement of subscription receipts.

  • Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its offering of series 5 floating rate senior unsecured debentures due October 9, 2015 in the principal amount of $250 million.

  • Acted for Placements Cambridge Inc., a joint venture between Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and Groupe Prével, in connection with the sale of "Le Cambridge", a prestigious seniors residence located in Pointe-Claire, Québec, to Gestion Réseau Sélection Inc. in partnership with Revera Inc.

  • Acted for Cycle Capital Management Inc. in connection with the formation of Cycle Capital Fund III, L.P., a $108-million clean tech venture capital fund.

  • Acted for the syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc. in connection with an issuance by Videotron Ltd. of a $400-million aggregate principal amount of senior notes offering due 2025.

  • Acted for Hard Candy Fitness (Toronto) GP in connection with the negotiation and execution of a construction contract for the first Hard Candy spa in Canada, located in Toronto.

  • Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its acquisition of a portfolio of 18 industrial properties primarily located on the South Shore of Montréal and one office property located in Montréal for a purchase price of $149.8 million.

  • Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with the closing of the re-opening of its 4.23% Series 2 senior unsecured debentures due December 4, 2019 in the principal amount of $100 million.

  • Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its redemption of its Series A 6.30% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures maturing on June 30, 2014 and the filling of a preliminary short form base shelf prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada regarding issue of debt securities having an offer price of up to $750 million.

  • Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust, representing the German fund Degi International, in connection with the acquisition by Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust of all of the issued and outstanding units of Degi Homburg Harris Limited Partnership, holder of a 100 per cent freehold interest in Penn West Plaza, a two-tower office property in Calgary, pursuant to purchase agreements with Degi International.

  • Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its $200-million offering of 4.23% senior unsecured debentures.

  • Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its $125-million public offering of Series 1 unsecured debentures due June 2017.

  • Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its $276-million offering of trust units on a bought deal basis.

  • Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its $697-million acquisition of 68 office and industrial properties in Montréal and Ottawa from GE Capital Real Estate.

  • Acted for 3Ci Inc. in connection with the sale of its assets in the Murdochville Wind Farm Project to EDF EN Canada Development Inc.

  • Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its $150-million public offering of units.

  • Acted for Mediabiz International Inc. in connection with the establishment of Mediabiz Capital Canada L.P.'s investment fund dedicated to project funding in the area of audiovisual products.

  • Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its unsolicited takeover bid for Canmarc Real Estate Investment Trust, valued at approximately $904 million.

  • Acted for IOU Financial Inc. in connection with a share exchange agreement in which MCO Capital Inc. has agreed to acquire from the shareholders of IOU Central Inc. and IOU Central Inc. (Delaware) all of the issued and outstanding shares of IOU Central Inc. and IOU Central Inc. (Delaware).

  • Acted for CDP Capital in connection with its sale of private equity interests in a number of tier-I private equity funds to a group of 4 separate buyers of secondary private equity fund interests.

  • Acted for 3Ci Inc. in connection with its sale of Des Moulins 156MW Wind Farm to Invenergy Wind Canada ULC.

  • Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its $107.2-million public offering.

  • Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its $143.75-million offering.

  • Acted for Eurocopter Holding SAS, a subsidiary of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V., in connection with its acquisition of Vector Aerospace Corporation in a transaction valued at $635 million by way of a takeover bid.

  • Acted for Rogers Sugar Income Fund and Rogers Sugar Inc. in the conversion of Rogers Sugar Income Fund to a corporate structure by way of plan of arrangement.

  • Acted for Corus Entertainment in the environmental aspects of the sale of regional radio stations and related antenna equipment in the Province of Québec.

  • Acted for Corus Entertainment Inc. on the sale of its Québec radio stations to Cogeco Inc. in a deal valued at $80 million.

  • Acted for 3Ci Inc. in connection with the development and sale of a 156MW wind power project named Des Moulins Wind Farm located in the Thetford Mines region. The development of the project started in 2008 and continued until the sale of the project.

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Professional Affiliations

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Young Bar Association of Montréal

Board Memberships

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  • Member of the interview team of the firm’s Student/Stagiaire Recruitment Committee.
  • Member of the Cadeau pour le 375e de la ville de Montréal de la Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal (BAAM)

Community Involvement

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Teaching Engagements

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Speaking Engagements

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Elise Beauregard
Elise Beauregard
Partner
Office:
Montréal
Tel:
514.841.6471
Email:
ebeauregard@dwpv.com
Bar Admissions:

Québec, 2009

Education:

Université Laval, LL.B. (International Profile), 2007

Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg

University of Ottawa (Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 2002)