Florence Bienvenu

Associate

Florence Bienvenu

Florence Bienvenu

Associate

Bar Admissions
  • Québec, 2018

Florence is developing a wide-ranging corporate practice.

She provides assistance on various corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, finance and securities law.

Before joining Davies, Florence completed several internships abroad in Hong Kong, Hamburg and Washington, D.C.

Florence Bienvenu

Associate

Florence is developing a wide-ranging corporate practice.

She provides assistance on various corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, finance and securities law.

Before joining Davies, Florence completed several internships abroad in Hong Kong, Hamburg and Washington, D.C.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.

Acted as counsel to BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. in its delivery of an independent fairness opinion to the board of Transat A.T. Inc. in respect of its acquisition by Air Canada.

BELLUS Health Inc.

Acted as counsel to BELLUS Health Inc. in its US$70-million initial public offering in the United States.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in the public offering of its 4.5% Series 11 senior unsecured debentures due May 15, 2024, for the principal amount of $200 million.

GMP Securities L.P.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. and comprising Desjardins Securities Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Acumen Capital Finance Partners Limited, Scotia Capital Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Canaccord Genuity Corporation and PI Financial Corp. in a bought deal offering of 7,142,857 common shares of Goodfood Market Corp. for gross proceeds to the corporation of approximately $25 million.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Caisse) and CDP Financial Inc. in CDP Financial's establishment and launch of a US$20-billion senior notes program guaranteed by Caisse, including an initial offering by CDP Financial of US$2 billion in senior notes under the program.

GMP Securities L.P.

Acted for a syndicate of agents led by GMP Securities L.P. in connection with a going public transaction by way of reverse takeover involving VOTI Detection Inc. and Steamsand Capital Corp., and VOTI's concurrent brokered private placement of subscription receipts for gross proceeds of approximately $9.2 million.

BELLUS Health Inc.

Acted for BELLUS Health Inc. in its $35-million overnight marketed offering of common shares to support the development of its lead drug candidate BLU-5937 for chronic cough.

GMP Securities L.P.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. and including National Bank Financial Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corporation, Scotia Capital Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc. and Raymond James Ltd. in a bought deal offering of 4 million common shares of Goodfood Market Corp., for gross proceeds to the corporation of approximately $10 million.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in its $506-million acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited, one of Canada's leading radio broadcasters with 101 licences (82 FM and 19 AM) across Canada, and the financing of this acquisition, which included $450 million of new credit facilities and $138 million of equity, comprising a $83-million bought deal offering of subscription receipts, a $40-million private placement of subscription receipts to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and $15 million from the exercise of pre-emption rights from the Boyko Group.

Rogers Sugar Inc.

Acted for Rogers Sugar Inc. in connection with the issuance, on a bought deal basis, of $97,750,000 aggregate principal amount of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures.

BELLUS Health Inc.

Acted for BELLUS Health Inc. in its $20-million overnight marketed offering of common shares.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.

Acted for the Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and National Bank of Canada, which together have committed bank facilities of $3.4 billion to finance the cash portion of Metro Inc.'s $4.5 billion acquisition of The Jean Coutu Group Inc.

Queen’s University, Frank Carrel Upper Year Scholarship, 2010

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2018

Education

Université de Montréal, LLB, 2016
McGill University and Queen’s University, BA (Political Science & History), 2013

Community Involvement

McCord Museum, Sugar Ball Committee & Young McCord Committee
St. Mary’s Hospital, Fundraising Committee

Florence is developing a wide-ranging corporate practice.

She provides assistance on various corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, finance and securities law.

Before joining Davies, Florence completed several internships abroad in Hong Kong, Hamburg and Washington, D.C.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.

Acted as counsel to BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. in its delivery of an independent fairness opinion to the board of Transat A.T. Inc. in respect of its acquisition by Air Canada.

BELLUS Health Inc.

Acted as counsel to BELLUS Health Inc. in its US$70-million initial public offering in the United States.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in the public offering of its 4.5% Series 11 senior unsecured debentures due May 15, 2024, for the principal amount of $200 million.

GMP Securities L.P.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. and comprising Desjardins Securities Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Acumen Capital Finance Partners Limited, Scotia Capital Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Canaccord Genuity Corporation and PI Financial Corp. in a bought deal offering of 7,142,857 common shares of Goodfood Market Corp. for gross proceeds to the corporation of approximately $25 million.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Caisse) and CDP Financial Inc. in CDP Financial's establishment and launch of a US$20-billion senior notes program guaranteed by Caisse, including an initial offering by CDP Financial of US$2 billion in senior notes under the program.

GMP Securities L.P.

Acted for a syndicate of agents led by GMP Securities L.P. in connection with a going public transaction by way of reverse takeover involving VOTI Detection Inc. and Steamsand Capital Corp., and VOTI's concurrent brokered private placement of subscription receipts for gross proceeds of approximately $9.2 million.

BELLUS Health Inc.

Acted for BELLUS Health Inc. in its $35-million overnight marketed offering of common shares to support the development of its lead drug candidate BLU-5937 for chronic cough.

GMP Securities L.P.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. and including National Bank Financial Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corporation, Scotia Capital Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc. and Raymond James Ltd. in a bought deal offering of 4 million common shares of Goodfood Market Corp., for gross proceeds to the corporation of approximately $10 million.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in its $506-million acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited, one of Canada's leading radio broadcasters with 101 licences (82 FM and 19 AM) across Canada, and the financing of this acquisition, which included $450 million of new credit facilities and $138 million of equity, comprising a $83-million bought deal offering of subscription receipts, a $40-million private placement of subscription receipts to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and $15 million from the exercise of pre-emption rights from the Boyko Group.

Rogers Sugar Inc.

Acted for Rogers Sugar Inc. in connection with the issuance, on a bought deal basis, of $97,750,000 aggregate principal amount of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures.

BELLUS Health Inc.

Acted for BELLUS Health Inc. in its $20-million overnight marketed offering of common shares.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.

Acted for the Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and National Bank of Canada, which together have committed bank facilities of $3.4 billion to finance the cash portion of Metro Inc.'s $4.5 billion acquisition of The Jean Coutu Group Inc.

Queen’s University, Frank Carrel Upper Year Scholarship, 2010

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2018

Education

Université de Montréal, LLB, 2016
McGill University and Queen’s University, BA (Political Science & History), 2013

Community Involvement

McCord Museum, Sugar Ball Committee & Young McCord Committee
St. Mary’s Hospital, Fundraising Committee