Fotini Gagaoudakis

Partner

Fotini Gagaoudakis

Fotini Gagaoudakis

Partner

Fotini brings enthusiasm and energy to every transaction she participates in.

Canadian and foreign clients of all sizes and in various industry sectors turn to Fotini for thoughtful and business-minded advice on their private mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, investments and private equity transactions. Fotini also regularly advises clients on general corporate matters and compliance obligations as well as various commercial issues.

As a member of the interview team of the Montréal Student Recruitment Committee, Fotini helps select new students to join the firm and chairs the Montréal Mentoring/Career Development Committee.

Fotini Gagaoudakis

Partner

Fotini brings enthusiasm and energy to every transaction she participates in.

Canadian and foreign clients of all sizes and in various industry sectors turn to Fotini for thoughtful and business-minded advice on their private mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, investments and private equity transactions. Fotini also regularly advises clients on general corporate matters and compliance obligations as well as various commercial issues.

As a member of the interview team of the Montréal Student Recruitment Committee, Fotini helps select new students to join the firm and chairs the Montréal Mentoring/Career Development Committee.

eStruxture Holdings Inc.

Acted for eStruxture Data Centers in the acquisition of Shaw's Calgary-1 data centre, by way of an asset purchase.

Valmet Technologies and Services Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Valmet Technologies and Services Inc. in its acquisition of all the issued and outstanding shares of GL&V Canada Inc., a global provider of technologies and services to the pulp and paper industry.

Vance Street Capital LLC

Acted for Vance Street Capital LLC, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, and its portfolio company R.S.T Instruments in the acquisition of Measurand Group, a leading designer and manufacturer of geotechnical instrumentation based in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Trivest Partners L.P.

Acted for Trivest Partners, a U.S. private equity firm focused exclusively on mid-market founder- and family-owned businesses, in its acquisition of GAL Power Systems, a leading Canadian provider of commercial and industrial power generator sets and climate control systems operating across Canada, including Québec.

Michelin Group

Acted for the Michelin Group in its acquisition of Camso Inc., one of the global leaders in the design, manufacturing and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, tracks and conveyer belts, for a purchase price of US$1.7 billion. Camso has facilities in more than 25 jurisdictions world-wide.

eStruxture Holdings Inc.

Acted for eStruxture Data Centers in its acquisition of Backbone Datavault, a Vancouver-based colocation provider, by way of an asset purchase.

Meyer Housewares Canada Inc.

Acted for Meyer Housewares Canada Inc. in connection with its acquisition from Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, of the Padinox business in Prince Edward Island, which manufactures and distributes kitchenware.

The Aldo Group Inc.

Acted for The Aldo Group Inc. in connection with the sale of its Little Burgundy division to a Canadian subsidiary of Genesco Inc., a U.S. public company.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.) and Fonds de solidarité FTQ investissements croissance I, s.e.c. in connection with the sale of the shares held by all shareholders of Distech Controls Inc. for approximately $318 million, to Acuity Brands, Inc., a NYSE-listed leading provider of lighting solutions.

Tippmann US Holdco, Inc. (part of the G.I. Sportz Group)

Acted for G.I. Sportz Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Kee Action Sports, a leading manufacturer and distributor of paintball sporting goods, equipment and apparel, based in New Jersey with distribution facilities located across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Zoom Media Group Inc.

Acted for Zoom Media Group Inc. in the sale of its non-fitness indoor advertising business (consisting of campus, fashion, business, medical and golf networks) to Newad Media Inc. and in the acquisition of Newad Media Inc.'s fitness indoor advertising business.

Oceanwide Inc.

Acted for Oceanwide Inc., a Montréal based insurance software firm, in connection with the sale of its business to Insurity Inc., a provider of core insurance processing and data integration and analysis solutions, based in Hartford, Connecticut.

WSP Global Inc.

Acted for WSP Global Inc., a publicly traded global professional engineering services firm based in Montréal, Québec, in connection with its entering into of an arrangement agreement regarding the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Focus Group Holding Inc., a multi-disciplinary engineering and consulting firm based in Alberta principally serving oil, gas and civil markets in Western Canada, for an aggregate purchase price of $366,050,000.

Recochem Group Inc.

Acted for the majority shareholders of Recochem Inc., a leading producer, formulator and marketer of specialty consumer and industrial chemical products in connection with the sale of their interest to Swander Pace Capital, a US based private equity firm.

G.I. Sportz Inc.

Acted for G.I. Sportz Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Tippmann Sports, LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of markers and goggles for the paintball, airsoft and laser tag industries.

Shareholders of MIP Inc. and M.I.P. Global Inc.

Acted for the shareholders of MIP Inc. in connection with the sale to Banyan Capital Partners of a majority interest in MIP Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of textile and related products for the health care industry in North America, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia. In addition to its Canadian operations, the acquired business of MIP includes subsidiaries in Germany, the UK, China and Peru.

Partners Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Partners Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its acquisition of two retail properties in Montréal and a portfolio of four retail properties located in the cities of Montréal, Sorel, Saint-Rémi and Repentigny in the province of Québec for a total purchase price of $98,885,500.

Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.) et al.

Acted for Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.), Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Enertech Capital Partners IV L.P., Export Development Canada, Fonds de solidarité FTQ investissements croissance I s.e.c., SVIC No. 25 New Technology Business Investment L.L.P. and Investments W2 Inc. in connection with their investment in the share capital of Distech Controls Inc., a Québec private company held by Étienne Veilleux and Technovator International Limited.

Bell Canada

Acted for Bell Canada in connection with the acquisition of the hosting division of 6126472 Canada Inc. (dba Hypertec Availability Systems), Québec's leading top tier data hosting provider.

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2010

Education

Université de Montréal, LLB (Dean’s List, Prix du Barreau de Montréal – Excellence in Civil Law), 2009
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, BComm (International Business), 2006

Professional Affiliations

Hellenic Jurists Association of Québec

Fotini brings enthusiasm and energy to every transaction she participates in.

Canadian and foreign clients of all sizes and in various industry sectors turn to Fotini for thoughtful and business-minded advice on their private mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, investments and private equity transactions. Fotini also regularly advises clients on general corporate matters and compliance obligations as well as various commercial issues.

As a member of the interview team of the Montréal Student Recruitment Committee, Fotini helps select new students to join the firm and chairs the Montréal Mentoring/Career Development Committee.

eStruxture Holdings Inc.

Acted for eStruxture Data Centers in the acquisition of Shaw's Calgary-1 data centre, by way of an asset purchase.

Valmet Technologies and Services Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Valmet Technologies and Services Inc. in its acquisition of all the issued and outstanding shares of GL&V Canada Inc., a global provider of technologies and services to the pulp and paper industry.

Vance Street Capital LLC

Acted for Vance Street Capital LLC, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, and its portfolio company R.S.T Instruments in the acquisition of Measurand Group, a leading designer and manufacturer of geotechnical instrumentation based in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Trivest Partners L.P.

Acted for Trivest Partners, a U.S. private equity firm focused exclusively on mid-market founder- and family-owned businesses, in its acquisition of GAL Power Systems, a leading Canadian provider of commercial and industrial power generator sets and climate control systems operating across Canada, including Québec.

Michelin Group

Acted for the Michelin Group in its acquisition of Camso Inc., one of the global leaders in the design, manufacturing and distribution of off-road tires, wheels, tracks and conveyer belts, for a purchase price of US$1.7 billion. Camso has facilities in more than 25 jurisdictions world-wide.

eStruxture Holdings Inc.

Acted for eStruxture Data Centers in its acquisition of Backbone Datavault, a Vancouver-based colocation provider, by way of an asset purchase.

Meyer Housewares Canada Inc.

Acted for Meyer Housewares Canada Inc. in connection with its acquisition from Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, of the Padinox business in Prince Edward Island, which manufactures and distributes kitchenware.

The Aldo Group Inc.

Acted for The Aldo Group Inc. in connection with the sale of its Little Burgundy division to a Canadian subsidiary of Genesco Inc., a U.S. public company.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.) and Fonds de solidarité FTQ investissements croissance I, s.e.c. in connection with the sale of the shares held by all shareholders of Distech Controls Inc. for approximately $318 million, to Acuity Brands, Inc., a NYSE-listed leading provider of lighting solutions.

Tippmann US Holdco, Inc. (part of the G.I. Sportz Group)

Acted for G.I. Sportz Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Kee Action Sports, a leading manufacturer and distributor of paintball sporting goods, equipment and apparel, based in New Jersey with distribution facilities located across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Zoom Media Group Inc.

Acted for Zoom Media Group Inc. in the sale of its non-fitness indoor advertising business (consisting of campus, fashion, business, medical and golf networks) to Newad Media Inc. and in the acquisition of Newad Media Inc.'s fitness indoor advertising business.

Oceanwide Inc.

Acted for Oceanwide Inc., a Montréal based insurance software firm, in connection with the sale of its business to Insurity Inc., a provider of core insurance processing and data integration and analysis solutions, based in Hartford, Connecticut.

WSP Global Inc.

Acted for WSP Global Inc., a publicly traded global professional engineering services firm based in Montréal, Québec, in connection with its entering into of an arrangement agreement regarding the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Focus Group Holding Inc., a multi-disciplinary engineering and consulting firm based in Alberta principally serving oil, gas and civil markets in Western Canada, for an aggregate purchase price of $366,050,000.

Recochem Group Inc.

Acted for the majority shareholders of Recochem Inc., a leading producer, formulator and marketer of specialty consumer and industrial chemical products in connection with the sale of their interest to Swander Pace Capital, a US based private equity firm.

G.I. Sportz Inc.

Acted for G.I. Sportz Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Tippmann Sports, LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of markers and goggles for the paintball, airsoft and laser tag industries.

Shareholders of MIP Inc. and M.I.P. Global Inc.

Acted for the shareholders of MIP Inc. in connection with the sale to Banyan Capital Partners of a majority interest in MIP Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of textile and related products for the health care industry in North America, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia. In addition to its Canadian operations, the acquired business of MIP includes subsidiaries in Germany, the UK, China and Peru.

Partners Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Partners Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its acquisition of two retail properties in Montréal and a portfolio of four retail properties located in the cities of Montréal, Sorel, Saint-Rémi and Repentigny in the province of Québec for a total purchase price of $98,885,500.

Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.) et al.

Acted for Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.), Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Enertech Capital Partners IV L.P., Export Development Canada, Fonds de solidarité FTQ investissements croissance I s.e.c., SVIC No. 25 New Technology Business Investment L.L.P. and Investments W2 Inc. in connection with their investment in the share capital of Distech Controls Inc., a Québec private company held by Étienne Veilleux and Technovator International Limited.

Bell Canada

Acted for Bell Canada in connection with the acquisition of the hosting division of 6126472 Canada Inc. (dba Hypertec Availability Systems), Québec's leading top tier data hosting provider.

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2010

Education

Université de Montréal, LLB (Dean’s List, Prix du Barreau de Montréal – Excellence in Civil Law), 2009
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, BComm (International Business), 2006

Professional Affiliations

Hellenic Jurists Association of Québec