Clients turn to Marc André for his business-oriented approach and his innovative tax solutions.
Marc André regularly acts for public and private corporations, private equity and tax-exempt entities on the structuring and financing of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations and international investments.
He also advises high-net-worth individuals with respect to sophisticated cross-border tax planning, real estate investments and trust matters.
Marc André joined Davies after starting his career at a leading professional services firm where he specialized in Canadian and U.S. international tax. While there, he gained valuable experience assisting on major M&A transactions, private equity deals, international structuring and cross-border estate tax planning.
Acted as Canadian tax counsel to Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition, for a purchase price of over A$468 million by way of a scheme of arrangement under Australian law, of Ruralco Holdings Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: RHL) and is one of Australia's leading agriservice businesses.
Acted as Canadian tax counsel to Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition of Actagro, LLC, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of environmentally sustainable soil and plant health products and technologies.
Axium Infrastructure Inc.
Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. in its acquisition from Mitsubishi Corporation of a 50% interest in a portfolio of nine solar farms located in Ontario.
Business Development Bank of Canada
Acting for Business Development Bank of Canada in connection with the Government of Canada's Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative, which involves the formation of certain venture capital fund-of-funds. Teralys Capital Innovation Fund, Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund II and Kensington Venture Fund II, three of the five venture capital fund-of-funds established under the VCCI program, had their initial closings in 2018.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its recommended US$18.3-billion share-for-share merger with Randgold Resources Limited. This complex and multijurisdictional transaction created an industry-leading gold company with the greatest concentration of tier one gold assets in the industry and a diversified asset portfolio positioned for growth.
Business Development Bank of Canada
Acted for Business Development Bank of Canada in its investment, as an anchor investor, in Framework Venture Partners, a newly-formed venture capital fund focussed principally on software as a service, artificial intelligence and machine learning companies.
Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd.
Acted for Waratah Capital in the formation of the Royalty Capital Limited Partnerships, each of which invests in Lithium Royalty Corporation.
Axium Infrastructure Inc. and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company
Acted for Axium Infrastructure Inc. and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in their joint $1.4-billion acquisition of AltaGas Ltd.'s remaining 55% interest in three hydroelectric projects in northwest British Columbia: the 195 MW Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Facility, the 66 MW McLymont Creek Hydroelectric Facility and the 16 MW Volcano Creek Hydroelectric Facility.
Acted for management of Recochem, Inc., a global leader in manufacturing, marketing and distributing aftermarket transportation and household fluids, in the acquisition of Recochem by an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a private equity investment firm from an affiliate of Swander Pace Capital.
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.
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 be...
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 2018Budget 2018A. ...
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