Elliot A. Greenstone

Partner

Elliot 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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Inegniarts Technologies Inc.

Acted for Ingeniarts Technologie Inc., operating as UgoWork, in its C$22.8-million series B financing from investors such as Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.), Export Development Canada, Capital Régional et Coopératif Desjardins and Investissement Québec.

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IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

Acted for IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., a leader in the design, development and marketing of diagnostic test instruments to monitor animal health and analyze dairy products and water, in its acquisition of the assets of Pathogen Detection Systems, Inc.

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KKR

Acted as Canadian counsel to KKR, a leading global investment firm, in its equity investment in connection with the strategic merger of 123Dentist with Altima Dental and Lapointe Group. The merger creates one of the largest dental support organizations in Canada, with nearly 350 supported dental practices.

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Logiciels Metrio Inc.

Acted for Logiciels Metrio Inc., a Montréal-based ESG reporting and analytics firm, in its sale to Nasdaq, Inc., a global technology company.

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Claridge Inc.

Acted for Claridge Food Group in its C$40-million investment in WeCook Meals, the leading ready-to-eat food processor in Québec and Ontario.

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Resolute Forest Products

Acted for affiliates of Resolute Forest Products Inc. in their sale of the international bridge linking Fort Frances, Ontario and International Falls, Minnesota to Aazhogan Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Rainy River First Nations and the BMI Group.

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Explorance Inc.

Acted for Explorance Inc. in connection with the investment by Investissement Québec.

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Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Acted for Bentley Systems, Incorporated in its acquisition of Canadian software company Minalytix Inc., the developer of the MX Deposit mining software.

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Smile CDR Inc.

Acted for Smile CDR Inc. in a Series A financing round, raising US$20 million to further develop Smile CDR's health data storage and integration platform.

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Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Acted for Bentley Systems, Incorporated, in its acquisition of Seequent Holdings Limited, a global leader in 3D modelling software for the geosciences, for US$1.05 billion.

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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Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial

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 The Legal 500 Canada—Corporate and M&A (Leading Individual)

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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.

Inegniarts Technologies Inc.

Acted for Ingeniarts Technologie Inc., operating as UgoWork, in its C$22.8-million series B financing from investors such as Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.), Export Development Canada, Capital Régional et Coopératif Desjardins and Investissement Québec.

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

Acted for IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., a leader in the design, development and marketing of diagnostic test instruments to monitor animal health and analyze dairy products and water, in its acquisition of the assets of Pathogen Detection Systems, Inc.

KKR

Acted as Canadian counsel to KKR, a leading global investment firm, in its equity investment in connection with the strategic merger of 123Dentist with Altima Dental and Lapointe Group. The merger creates one of the largest dental support organizations in Canada, with nearly 350 supported dental practices.

Logiciels Metrio Inc.

Acted for Logiciels Metrio Inc., a Montréal-based ESG reporting and analytics firm, in its sale to Nasdaq, Inc., a global technology company.

Claridge Inc.

Acted for Claridge Food Group in its C$40-million investment in WeCook Meals, the leading ready-to-eat food processor in Québec and Ontario.

Resolute Forest Products

Acted for affiliates of Resolute Forest Products Inc. in their sale of the international bridge linking Fort Frances, Ontario and International Falls, Minnesota to Aazhogan Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Rainy River First Nations and the BMI Group.

Explorance Inc.

Acted for Explorance Inc. in connection with the investment by Investissement Québec.

Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Acted for Bentley Systems, Incorporated in its acquisition of Canadian software company Minalytix Inc., the developer of the MX Deposit mining software.

Smile CDR Inc.

Acted for Smile CDR Inc. in a Series A financing round, raising US$20 million to further develop Smile CDR's health data storage and integration platform.

Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Acted for Bentley Systems, Incorporated, in its acquisition of Seequent Holdings Limited, a global leader in 3D modelling software for the geosciences, for US$1.05 billion.

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

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial

 The Legal 500 Canada—Corporate and M&A (Leading Individual)

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