Clients know Elise as an insightful practitioner who immerses herself in their business issues.
Elise advises clients on the sale and purchase of large multi-residential complexes and commercial buildings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and related financing. She has experience in investment fund formation and other complex investment structures. Clients in a broad range of industries – including retail, real estate, infrastructure and clean tech – value Elise for her versatility and her commitment to excellence.
Elise is a member of the Brigade Arts Affairs de Montréal “375 Cadeau” committee, raising funds for a public art project to honour Montréal’s 375th anniversary.
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.
La Coop fédérée
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.
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.
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.
Hydro-Québec Pension Fund
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.
Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust
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.
Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.
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.
Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited
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.
New Look Eyewear Inc.
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.
Québec Cap-and-Trade System: Important Deadlines for Regulated Emitters
Aug. 19, 2015 - Under Québec’s cap-and-trade system, regulated emitters have until November 1, 2015, to ensure that their verified emissions do not exceed their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission allowances. Failure by regulated entities to cover their GHG emissions with a sufficient number of emission units can result...
Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Important Provincial Initiatives
July 06, 2015 - Québec’s Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change and Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks have both recently announced amendments to provincial regulations on greenhouse gas emissions. Québec Changes to the Québec regulation the Cap-and-Trade...
Women on Boards and in Senior Management: Final Disclosure Rules Released
Oct. 15, 2014 - On October 15, 2014, the securities regulatory authorities of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Québec and Saskatchewan (the participating jurisdictions) announced the final amendments to National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of...