Elise Beauregard

Partner

Elise Beauregard

Elise Beauregard

Partner

Elise is an insightful practitioner who provides clients with creative solutions for their complex business matters – whether structuring a private equity fund or leading an M&A transaction.

She advises on intricate and high-profile cross-border and domestic investments, mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions for a wide variety of clients, including private equity and venture capital funds, and private and public companies. She has experience in investment fund formation, secondary market transactions, joint ventures and other complex investment structures. Clients in a broad range of industries – including retail, clean tech, aviation and aerospace, real estate and infrastructure – turn to Elise for her versatility and her commitment to excellence.

In 2014, Elise was seconded for two months to the legal department of one of Canada’s largest pension funds, where she acted on infrastructure and commercial real estate investments. And in 2018, she was seconded to the Canadian legal department of a multinational operator of convenience stores.

Elise is involved in several Montréal arts and business exchange initiatives, including as an active participant in the Mécènes investis pour les arts program.

Elise Beauregard

Partner

Elise is an insightful practitioner who provides clients with creative solutions for their complex business matters – whether structuring a private equity fund or leading an M&A transaction.

She advises on intricate and high-profile cross-border and domestic investments, mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions for a wide variety of clients, including private equity and venture capital funds, and private and public companies. She has experience in investment fund formation, secondary market transactions, joint ventures and other complex investment structures. Clients in a broad range of industries – including retail, clean tech, aviation and aerospace, real estate and infrastructure – turn to Elise for her versatility and her commitment to excellence.

In 2014, Elise was seconded for two months to the legal department of one of Canada’s largest pension funds, where she acted on infrastructure and commercial real estate investments. And in 2018, she was seconded to the Canadian legal department of a multinational operator of convenience stores.

Elise is involved in several Montréal arts and business exchange initiatives, including as an active participant in the Mécènes investis pour les arts program.

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.

Cycle Capital Management (CCM) Inc.

Acted for Cycle Capital Management (CCM) Inc. in the formation of a $300 million fund which will invest in clean tech companies at the commercialization stage.

Cycle Capital Management Inc.

Acted for Cycle Capital Management Inc. in the creation of Qingdao Chengtou Haisi Cycle Equity Investment Fund, a $125-million technology venture capital fund.

SRB Co.

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.

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.

Cycle Capital Management 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.

Forterra Inc.

Acted for Forterra Inc., a leading manufacturer of water and drainage infrastructure pipe and products in the United States and Eastern Canada, as M&A and real estate counsel in the acquisition of three Canadian properties. This acquisition was part of a bigger transaction involving the swap of a number of Canadian and American properties.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Groupe Prével

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.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

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.

3Ci Inc.

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.

Bank of Montreal

Acted for Bank of Montreal, the administrative agent for a syndicate of lenders, in the $91-million senior secured credit facility made available to Summit Industrial Income REIT under the credit agreement in connection with the acquisition of five industrial properties in Québec.

MacKinnon, Bennett & Co

Acted for MKB Partners Fund, Limited Partnership in connection with additional subscriptions and final close of fund, with commitments in excess of $50 million.

eStruxture Holdings Inc.

Acted for eStruxture Holdings Inc., a new network and cloud-neutral data centre operator based in Montréal, in connection with the creation of its new platform and its initial $80-million capital raising led by Canderel and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

Grifaldo L.P.

Acted 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.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited with respect to the establishment of a joint venture by a consortium comprised of The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, Canderel, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and the Club de hockey Canadien. Representing the joint venture, Tour des Canadiens 2 S.E.C., in connection with the development of Tour des Canadiens 2, a new 49 storey residential condominium building to be located across from the Bell Centre in the heart of downtown Montréal.

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.

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.

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.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

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.

National Bank Financial Inc.

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.

Hard Candy Fitness (Toronto) GP

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.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

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.

Bulletin

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...

Bulletin

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...

Bulletin

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...

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2009

Education

Université Laval, LLB (International Profile), 2007

Community Involvement

Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal, Cadeau pour le 375e de la ville de Montréal

Elise is an insightful practitioner who provides clients with creative solutions for their complex business matters – whether structuring a private equity fund or leading an M&A transaction.

She advises on intricate and high-profile cross-border and domestic investments, mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions for a wide variety of clients, including private equity and venture capital funds, and private and public companies. She has experience in investment fund formation, secondary market transactions, joint ventures and other complex investment structures. Clients in a broad range of industries – including retail, clean tech, aviation and aerospace, real estate and infrastructure – turn to Elise for her versatility and her commitment to excellence.

In 2014, Elise was seconded for two months to the legal department of one of Canada’s largest pension funds, where she acted on infrastructure and commercial real estate investments. And in 2018, she was seconded to the Canadian legal department of a multinational operator of convenience stores.

Elise is involved in several Montréal arts and business exchange initiatives, including as an active participant in the Mécènes investis pour les arts program.

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.

Cycle Capital Management (CCM) Inc.

Acted for Cycle Capital Management (CCM) Inc. in the formation of a $300 million fund which will invest in clean tech companies at the commercialization stage.

Cycle Capital Management Inc.

Acted for Cycle Capital Management Inc. in the creation of Qingdao Chengtou Haisi Cycle Equity Investment Fund, a $125-million technology venture capital fund.

SRB Co.

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.

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.

Cycle Capital Management 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.

Forterra Inc.

Acted for Forterra Inc., a leading manufacturer of water and drainage infrastructure pipe and products in the United States and Eastern Canada, as M&A and real estate counsel in the acquisition of three Canadian properties. This acquisition was part of a bigger transaction involving the swap of a number of Canadian and American properties.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Groupe Prével

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.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

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.

3Ci Inc.

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.

Bank of Montreal

Acted for Bank of Montreal, the administrative agent for a syndicate of lenders, in the $91-million senior secured credit facility made available to Summit Industrial Income REIT under the credit agreement in connection with the acquisition of five industrial properties in Québec.

MacKinnon, Bennett & Co

Acted for MKB Partners Fund, Limited Partnership in connection with additional subscriptions and final close of fund, with commitments in excess of $50 million.

eStruxture Holdings Inc.

Acted for eStruxture Holdings Inc., a new network and cloud-neutral data centre operator based in Montréal, in connection with the creation of its new platform and its initial $80-million capital raising led by Canderel and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

Grifaldo L.P.

Acted 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.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited with respect to the establishment of a joint venture by a consortium comprised of The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, Canderel, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and the Club de hockey Canadien. Representing the joint venture, Tour des Canadiens 2 S.E.C., in connection with the development of Tour des Canadiens 2, a new 49 storey residential condominium building to be located across from the Bell Centre in the heart of downtown Montréal.

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.

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.

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.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

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.

National Bank Financial Inc.

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.

Hard Candy Fitness (Toronto) GP

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.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

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.

Bulletin

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...

Bulletin

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...

Bulletin

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...

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2009

Education

Université Laval, LLB (International Profile), 2007

Community Involvement

Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal, Cadeau pour le 375e de la ville de Montréal