Elliot A. Greenstone

Partner

Elliot A. Greenstone

Elliot A. Greenstone

Partner

Clients turn to Elliot for his keen business sense and his ability to find novel solutions to complex problems.

Elliot represents Canadian and international private equity firms, as well as market-leading companies – both public and private – in their mergers and acquisitions, financings, private equity and venture capital deals, and licensing transactions. A strategic and experienced adviser, Elliot is regularly called upon by clients to act on their business-critical transactions. Elliot’s graduate degrees in both business and science give him a unique perspective on corporate matters, including intellectual property and information technology. As a result, he is frequently asked to provide counsel on complex business and legal issues for high tech, life science and retail companies.

Elliot is the coordinator of the Corporate practice in our Montréal office and is also a member of our Technology, Talent Management and Professional Development committees.

Elliot A. Greenstone

Partner

Clients turn to Elliot for his keen business sense and his ability to find novel solutions to complex problems.

Elliot represents Canadian and international private equity firms, as well as market-leading companies – both public and private – in their mergers and acquisitions, financings, private equity and venture capital deals, and licensing transactions. A strategic and experienced adviser, Elliot is regularly called upon by clients to act on their business-critical transactions. Elliot’s graduate degrees in both business and science give him a unique perspective on corporate matters, including intellectual property and information technology. As a result, he is frequently asked to provide counsel on complex business and legal issues for high tech, life science and retail companies.

Elliot is the coordinator of the Corporate practice in our Montréal office and is also a member of our Technology, Talent Management and Professional Development committees.

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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.

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Claridge Inc.

Acted for Claridge Inc. in connection with its sale to C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc. of Les Plats du Chef, a Canada-based frozen meal and snack business.

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Royal Greenland Seafood A/S

Acted for Royal Greenland Seafood A/S in connection with its investment in Canadian seafood producer Quin-Sea Fisheries Limited.

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Paladin Labs Inc.

Acted for Paladin Labs Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Endo Health Solutions Inc. in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $3 billion.

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Jesta Capital Group

Acted for Jesta Capital Group in connection with its acquisition of the Fox Mobile Group, the wireless entertainment division of News Corporation.

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Vista Equity Partners III, LLC

Acted for Vista Equity Partners portfolio companies in connection with (i) an acquisition by Aptean, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software solutions and a Vista Equity portfolio company, of the Government & Enterprise Management Solutions Division from StarDyne Technologies Inc.; and (ii) an acquisition by PowerSchool Group LLC, the leading education technology platform for K-12 and another Vista Equity portfolio company, of the SRB Education Solutions Division of StarDyne Technologies Inc.

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New Look Vision Group Inc.

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

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Knight Therapeutics Inc.

Acting regularly for Knight Therapeutics Inc. in connection with distribution, license and supply agreements.

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Claridge Inc.

Acted for Claridge Inc. in connection with the sale of La Terra Fina to HP Hood LLC.

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Vet Venture Capital Inc.

Acted for Vet Venture Capital Inc. in connection with its $3 million investment in Prevtec Microbia Inc.

Speaking Engagement
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American Bar Association, Business Law Hybrid Spring Meeting, “The Changing Landscape of the Controls Being Sought by PE and VC Investors”; March 31-April 2, 2022; Atlanta, GA

Mar. 31, 2022

Speaking Engagement
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Chair, American Bar Association, Business Law Virtual Spring Meeting, “2021 State of the Trends in the Private Equity and Venture Capital Market: How Things Changed in 2020 and an Outlook”; April 19-23, 2021; Webinar

Apr. 21, 2021

Article
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2021 Global Venture Capital Guide – Canada Chapter, co-author

Jan. 21, 2021 - World Law Group
Download this article.

Speaking Engagement
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American Bar Association, Business Law Section 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, “M&A for the Venture Capital–Backed Life Science Company”; Webinar

Sept. 23, 2020

Bulletin
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The Times They Are A Changin’ Canadian Privacy Law in the Private Sector

Sept. 18, 2020 - When privacy laws for the private sector were in their infancy in Canada, more than 20 years ago, there was no Internet of Things, Facebook was FaceMash and limited to the Harvard campus, and Google was a toddler. In 2020 there are on average 4 billion Google searches a day, Facebook has more than...

Speaking Engagement
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American Bar Association, Business Law Section, “Distressed Private Equity and Other Opportunistic Transactionsˮ; Webinar

June 03, 2020

Speaking Engagement
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Chair, American Bar Association, Business Law Section Annual Meeting, “Staying Private Longer: Why Go Public?”; Washington, D.C.

Sept. 13, 2019

Speaking Engagement
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American Bar Association, Private Equity and M&A Subcommittee, “Canadian and U.S. Cross-Border Private Equity Panel Discussion”; Vancouver, BC

Mar. 29, 2019

Speaking Engagement
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New York State Bar Association, International Section, “Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity in the M&A Industry”; Montréal, QC

Oct. 25, 2018

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Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

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Lexpert Special Edition: Technology and Health Sciences

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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Law; FinTech Practice; Information Technology; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Technology Law; Venture Capital Law (Lawyer of the Year 2022, Montréal)

Bar Admissions
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Québec, 2003

Education
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Université de Montréal, LLB (Excellence in Intellectual Property Award), 2002
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, MBA, 2002
McGill University, MSc (Physiology), 1999
McGill University, BSc (Physiology) (with Distinction), 1997

Professional Affiliations
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American Bar Association

Community Involvement
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American Bar Association, Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, CLE co-chair
American Bar Association, Private Equity M&A Subcommittee

Clients turn to Elliot for his keen business sense and his ability to find novel solutions to complex problems.

Elliot represents Canadian and international private equity firms, as well as market-leading companies – both public and private – in their mergers and acquisitions, financings, private equity and venture capital deals, and licensing transactions. A strategic and experienced adviser, Elliot is regularly called upon by clients to act on their business-critical transactions. Elliot’s graduate degrees in both business and science give him a unique perspective on corporate matters, including intellectual property and information technology. As a result, he is frequently asked to provide counsel on complex business and legal issues for high tech, life science and retail companies.

Elliot is the coordinator of the Corporate practice in our Montréal office and is also a member of our Technology, Talent Management and Professional Development committees.

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.

Claridge Inc.

Acted for Claridge Inc. in connection with its sale to C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc. of Les Plats du Chef, a Canada-based frozen meal and snack business.

Royal Greenland Seafood A/S

Acted for Royal Greenland Seafood A/S in connection with its investment in Canadian seafood producer Quin-Sea Fisheries Limited.

Paladin Labs Inc.

Acted for Paladin Labs Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Endo Health Solutions Inc. in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $3 billion.

Jesta Capital Group

Acted for Jesta Capital Group in connection with its acquisition of the Fox Mobile Group, the wireless entertainment division of News Corporation.

Vista Equity Partners III, LLC

Acted for Vista Equity Partners portfolio companies in connection with (i) an acquisition by Aptean, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software solutions and a Vista Equity portfolio company, of the Government & Enterprise Management Solutions Division from StarDyne Technologies Inc.; and (ii) an acquisition by PowerSchool Group LLC, the leading education technology platform for K-12 and another Vista Equity portfolio company, of the SRB Education Solutions Division of StarDyne Technologies Inc.

New Look Vision Group Inc.

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

Knight Therapeutics Inc.

Acting regularly for Knight Therapeutics Inc. in connection with distribution, license and supply agreements.

Claridge Inc.

Acted for Claridge Inc. in connection with the sale of La Terra Fina to HP Hood LLC.

Vet Venture Capital Inc.

Acted for Vet Venture Capital Inc. in connection with its $3 million investment in Prevtec Microbia Inc.

Speaking Engagement

American Bar Association, Business Law Hybrid Spring Meeting, “The Changing Landscape of the Controls Being Sought by PE and VC Investors”; March 31-April 2, 2022; Atlanta, GA

Mar. 31, 2022

Speaking Engagement

Chair, American Bar Association, Business Law Virtual Spring Meeting, “2021 State of the Trends in the Private Equity and Venture Capital Market: How Things Changed in 2020 and an Outlook”; April 19-23, 2021; Webinar

Apr. 21, 2021

Article

2021 Global Venture Capital Guide – Canada Chapter, co-author

Jan. 21, 2021 - World Law Group
Download this article.

Speaking Engagement

American Bar Association, Business Law Section 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, “M&A for the Venture Capital–Backed Life Science Company”; Webinar

Sept. 23, 2020

Bulletin

The Times They Are A Changin’ Canadian Privacy Law in the Private Sector

Sept. 18, 2020 - When privacy laws for the private sector were in their infancy in Canada, more than 20 years ago, there was no Internet of Things, Facebook was FaceMash and limited to the Harvard campus, and Google was a toddler. In 2020 there are on average 4 billion Google searches a day, Facebook has more than...

Speaking Engagement

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, “Distressed Private Equity and Other Opportunistic Transactionsˮ; Webinar

June 03, 2020

Speaking Engagement

Chair, American Bar Association, Business Law Section Annual Meeting, “Staying Private Longer: Why Go Public?”; Washington, D.C.

Sept. 13, 2019

Speaking Engagement

American Bar Association, Private Equity and M&A Subcommittee, “Canadian and U.S. Cross-Border Private Equity Panel Discussion”; Vancouver, BC

Mar. 29, 2019

Speaking Engagement

New York State Bar Association, International Section, “Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity in the M&A Industry”; Montréal, QC

Oct. 25, 2018

Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

Lexpert Special Edition: Technology and Health Sciences

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Law; FinTech Practice; Information Technology; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Technology Law; Venture Capital Law (Lawyer of the Year 2022, Montréal)

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2003

Education

Université de Montréal, LLB (Excellence in Intellectual Property Award), 2002
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, MBA, 2002
McGill University, MSc (Physiology), 1999
McGill University, BSc (Physiology) (with Distinction), 1997

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Community Involvement

American Bar Association, Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, CLE co-chair
American Bar Association, Private Equity M&A Subcommittee