Fotini Gagaoudakis

Partner

Fotini Gagaoudakis

Fotini Gagaoudakis

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Québec, 2010

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.

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.

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Bruker Corporation

Acted for Bruker, a Nasdaq-listed provider of scientific instruments and analytical and diagnostic solutions, in its acquisition of Neurescence Inc., a Toronto-based innovative provider of optical functional neuroimaging.

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Vance Street Capital

Acted for Vance Street Capital, a U.S. private equity firm, and its portfolio company Terra Insights, in its acquisition of NavStar, a Vancouver-based global leader in monitoring technology for automated detection of movement on slopes and structures.

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Vance Street Capital

Acted for Vance Street Capital, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, and its portfolio company Polara Enterprises, in their acquisition of Carmanah Technologies, a Vancouver-based leading provider of solar LED pedestrian and traffic safety technology.

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FS Investors

Acted for FS Investors, as lead investor, as well as Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Fondaction, Fonds économie circulaire and MacKinnon Bennett & Co. in connection with their respective investments in the Montréal green tech company CarbiCrete Inc.

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RST Instruments Ltd. and Measurand Instruments Inc.

Acted for Vance Street Capital LLC, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, and its portfolio companies RST Instruments Ltd. and Measurand Instruments Inc., in their acquisition of 3v Geomatics Inc., a world leader in the use of radar satellite images to detect and measure ground and infrastructure displacement across large areas.

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Ceská zbrojovka Defense SE

Acted as Canadian counsel for Ceská zbrojovka Group SE (CZG), a firearms manufacturer based in the Czech Republic, in its acquisition of 100% of the outstanding equity interest in Colt Holding Company LLC, the parent company of the storied U.S. firearms manufacturer Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC, as well as its Canadian subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation.

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Wattpad Corp.

Acted for Wattpad Corp., a global multi-platform storytelling entertainment company headquartered in Canada, in its acquisition by Naver Corporation, a public South Korean Internet conglomerate. This transaction is valued at more than US$600 million.

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LiveBarn Inc.

Acted for LiveBarn Inc., a Canadian streaming service provider headquartered in Montréal, Québec, that specializes in Live and On Demand online broadcasts of amateur and youth sports from venue locations across the United States and Canada, in connection with its Series D round of equity financing. 

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Alstom S.A.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Alstom S.A. in its EUR4.4-billion strategic acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.

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Boutique Linus Inc.

Acted for Boutique Linus Inc. which operates Fortnine.ca, a leading Canadian online retailer and distributor in the powersports industry, in a sale of an interest to Novacap.

Article
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Canada Chapter, International M&A Due Diligence, co-author

May 27, 2022 - American Bar Association, Business Law Section, 2nd ed.
Read the chapter (available for purchase).

In the News
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Interview, Of Counsel, “Increasingly Clients Turn to Davies M&A Wizard to Navigate Complex, High-Stakes Deals”

Dec. 01, 2021 - The Legal Practice and Management Report, Vol. 40, No. 12 (Wolters Kluwer)
Download this article.

Speaking Engagement
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Mergermarket and Datasite, “Turning the Corner‒M&A Momentum: Canada”; Webinar

Sept. 14, 2021

Speaking Engagement
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Bar of Montreal, “M&A Transactions ‒ Challenges from a Brazilian and Canadian perspectiveˮ; Webinar

May 27, 2021

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Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2022)

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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Mid-Market; Mergers and Acquisitions

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Bar Admissions
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Québec, 2010

Education
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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
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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.

Bruker Corporation

Acted for Bruker, a Nasdaq-listed provider of scientific instruments and analytical and diagnostic solutions, in its acquisition of Neurescence Inc., a Toronto-based innovative provider of optical functional neuroimaging.

Vance Street Capital

Acted for Vance Street Capital, a U.S. private equity firm, and its portfolio company Terra Insights, in its acquisition of NavStar, a Vancouver-based global leader in monitoring technology for automated detection of movement on slopes and structures.

Vance Street Capital

Acted for Vance Street Capital, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, and its portfolio company Polara Enterprises, in their acquisition of Carmanah Technologies, a Vancouver-based leading provider of solar LED pedestrian and traffic safety technology.

FS Investors

Acted for FS Investors, as lead investor, as well as Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Fondaction, Fonds économie circulaire and MacKinnon Bennett & Co. in connection with their respective investments in the Montréal green tech company CarbiCrete Inc.

RST Instruments Ltd. and Measurand Instruments Inc.

Acted for Vance Street Capital LLC, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, and its portfolio companies RST Instruments Ltd. and Measurand Instruments Inc., in their acquisition of 3v Geomatics Inc., a world leader in the use of radar satellite images to detect and measure ground and infrastructure displacement across large areas.

Ceská zbrojovka Defense SE

Acted as Canadian counsel for Ceská zbrojovka Group SE (CZG), a firearms manufacturer based in the Czech Republic, in its acquisition of 100% of the outstanding equity interest in Colt Holding Company LLC, the parent company of the storied U.S. firearms manufacturer Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC, as well as its Canadian subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation.

Wattpad Corp.

Acted for Wattpad Corp., a global multi-platform storytelling entertainment company headquartered in Canada, in its acquisition by Naver Corporation, a public South Korean Internet conglomerate. This transaction is valued at more than US$600 million.

LiveBarn Inc.

Acted for LiveBarn Inc., a Canadian streaming service provider headquartered in Montréal, Québec, that specializes in Live and On Demand online broadcasts of amateur and youth sports from venue locations across the United States and Canada, in connection with its Series D round of equity financing. 

Alstom S.A.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Alstom S.A. in its EUR4.4-billion strategic acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.

Boutique Linus Inc.

Acted for Boutique Linus Inc. which operates Fortnine.ca, a leading Canadian online retailer and distributor in the powersports industry, in a sale of an interest to Novacap.

Article

Canada Chapter, International M&A Due Diligence, co-author

May 27, 2022 - American Bar Association, Business Law Section, 2nd ed.
Read the chapter (available for purchase).

In the News

Interview, Of Counsel, “Increasingly Clients Turn to Davies M&A Wizard to Navigate Complex, High-Stakes Deals”

Dec. 01, 2021 - The Legal Practice and Management Report, Vol. 40, No. 12 (Wolters Kluwer)
Download this article.

Speaking Engagement

Mergermarket and Datasite, “Turning the Corner‒M&A Momentum: Canada”; Webinar

Sept. 14, 2021

Speaking Engagement

Bar of Montreal, “M&A Transactions ‒ Challenges from a Brazilian and Canadian perspectiveˮ; Webinar

May 27, 2021

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2022)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Mid-Market; Mergers and Acquisitions

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

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