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.
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.
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.
American Bar Association, Business Law Section 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, “M&A for the Venture Capital–Backed Life Science Company”; Webinar
Sept. 23, 2020
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...
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, “Distressed Private Equity and Other Opportunistic Transactionsˮ; Webinar
June 03, 2020
Chair, American Bar Association, Business Law Section Annual Meeting, “Staying Private Longer: Why Go Public?”; Washington, D.C.
Sept. 13, 2019
American Bar Association, Private Equity and M&A Subcommittee, “Canadian and U.S. Cross-Border Private Equity Panel Discussion”; Vancouver, BC
Mar. 29, 2019
New York State Bar Association, International Section, “Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity in the M&A Industry”; Montréal, QC
Oct. 25, 2018
In the News
Elliot Greenstone Speaks to Les Affaires About New and Emerging Business Sectors in Québec
Sept. 27, 2018 - In an article published recently in Les Affaires (in French), Davies partner Elliot Greenstone shares his insights on how a firm like Davies can best serve clients in innovative business sectors emerging in Québec. According to Elliot, keeping current requires not only being ready to...
Rewards Programs May Be Covered by Québec Consumer Protection Legislation
Mar. 06, 2017 - On February 22, 2017, Bill 791: An Act to amend the Consumer Protection Act in order to regulate rewards program contracts (Proposed Amendment) was introduced as a private member’s bill in the Québec National Assembly. The Proposed Amendment extends the scope of the Québec Consumer...
Amendments to English Signage Requirements in Québec
Dec. 01, 2016 - On November 24, 2016, the Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business (Rules) came into force. The Rules come in the wake of Québec (Procureure générale) v Magasins Best Buy ltée. In Best Buy, the Québec Court of Appeal ruled that...
Digital Privacy Act
July 02, 2015 - On June 18, 2015, the Digital Privacy Act (Act) came into effect, amending the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and implementing significant amendments to the private sector privacy regime. The amendments include the expansion of the Privacy...