Clients turn to Marc André for his business-oriented approach and innovative tax solutions.
Marc André acts for public and private corporations, private equity groups and tax-exempt entities on the structuring and financing of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations.
His practice includes advising institutional investors and private equity funds on fund formation and portfolio investments. He regularly assists private equity firms, investment bankers and other professionals in reviewing financial models to minimize costs and maximize return on investment.
Marc André started his career at a leading professional services firm, where he specialized in U.S. international tax.
Desjardins Securities Inc.
Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by Desjardins Securities Inc. and Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. in Goodfood Market Corp.'s $40-million bought deal public offering of common shares including the full exercise of the over-allotment option by the underwriters.
Axium Infrastructure Inc.
Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in connection with its equity investment in a 900 MW combined cycle natural gas power plant to be built near Edson, Alberta, known as the Cascade Power Project.
Acted for Glanbia plc, a global nutrition group, in its acquisition of Foodarom Group, a Québec-based specialist flavours solutions business.
Axium Infrastructure Inc.
Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in its acquisition from Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. of a 50% interest in a portfolio of nine solar farms located in Ontario.
Bellus Health Inc.
Acted for Bellus Health Inc. in its acquisition of the BLU-5937 and related P2X3 antagonists intellectual property assets from adMare BioInnovations' NEOMED Institute.
Minority shareholders of Recochem Inc.
Provided tax and corporate advice to Canadian and U.S. minority shareholders as well as option holders of Recochem Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation, regarding a restructuring of the group in connection with its acquisition of Adam's Polishes, LLC based in Colorado.
National Bank Financial Inc.
Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by National Bank Financial Inc. and Desjardins Capital Markets in Goodfood Market Corp.'s $30 million public offering of convertible debentures.
NetEase Interactive Entertainment Pte. Ltd
Acted for China-based NetEase, a world-leading Internet and video game company, in its Series A investment in a Montréal-based video game studio.
InstarAGF Asset Management Inc.
Acted for InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. in the formation of US$1.2-billion InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund II, an infrastructure fund focused on investments in North America, with limited partners from Canada, U.S., Europe and Asia.
Business Development Bank of Canada
Acted for Business Development Bank of Canada in its investment, as an anchor investor, in Amplitude Ventures, a venture capital fund focused principally on the health and the life sciences sectors.
Moderator, IFA International Tax Webinars, “Tax Court Settlement Conferences: a Judge’s Perspective”
June 04, 2020
Foreign Affiliate Issues in Troubled Times, co-author
June 01, 2020 - International Tax Newsletter, No. 112 (Wolters Kluwer)
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Moderator, IFA International Tax Webinars, “Soft Law: a Judge’s Analytical Framework”
May 14, 2020
Canada Enacts the OECD-Sponsored Multilateral Instrument
June 26, 2019 - Canada has enacted into law the OECD-sponsored Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (MLI). The enactment of June 21, 2019 represents the penultimate step in the domestic ratification of the MLI in Canada, which will...
Moderator, IFA International Tax Conference 2019, “Back-to-Back Loan Rules”; Montréal, QC
May 14, 2019
Canadian and U.S. Tax Laws: A Review of 2018 and a Look Ahead to 2019
Jan. 31, 2019 - In our annual Tax Review and Outlook report, we look back at significant developments in the Canadian and U.S. tax landscapes in 2018 and offer our predictions on what to expect in 2019. Key Canadian Developments in 2018 Budget 2018 scaled back controversial initiative on taxation of passive...
Canadian Tax Laws: A Review of 2018 and a Look Ahead to 2019
Jan. 31, 2019 - Each year at this time we offer a look back at some of the more significant income tax developments in Canada affecting domestic and international business over the past year and a look ahead to possible Canadian tax developments in the coming year. Legislative Developments in 2018 Budget 2018 A. ...
Now It’s “Excluded Property”, Now It’s Not, co-author
Dec. 01, 2018 - International Tax Newsletter, No. 103 (Wolters Kluwer)
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Law Society of Ontario, Taxation Issues for Real Estate Lawyers 2018, “Taxation of Real Estate Partnerships”; Toronto, ON
Nov. 20, 2018