Mathieu Taschereau

Associate

Mathieu Taschereau

Mathieu Taschereau

Associate

Expertise
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2019

Mathieu is developing a broad corporate practice.

He has assisted on a range of corporate matters, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, shareholder activism and hostile takeovers.

Mathieu holds a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and a Red Belt Black tip in Taekwondo.

Mathieu Taschereau

Associate

Mathieu is developing a broad corporate practice.

He has assisted on a range of corporate matters, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, shareholder activism and hostile takeovers.

Mathieu holds a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and a Red Belt Black tip in Taekwondo.

CIBC World Markets and BMO Capital Markets

Acted for CIBC World Markets and BMO Capital Markets as joint bookrunners with the offering of $100 million of trust units of Crombie REIT undertaken by a combination of a "bought deal" prospectus offering and a concurrent private placement.

Apotex International Inc.

Acted as lead transaction and tax counsel to Apotex Inc. and ApoPharma USA Inc. on the sale of the ApoPharma business, including the global rights to Deferiprone, an iron chelator used to treat iron overload conditions resulting from blood transfusions, to Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.

Tech Mahindra Limited

Acted for Tech Mahindra Canada, Inc. with its acquisition of ObjectWise Consulting Group, a Canadian information technology consulting company.

Digital Colony

Acted for Digital Colony, the global digital infrastructure investment platform of Colony Capital, Inc., in its acquisition (and related bank financing) of Beanfield Technologies Inc., an independent bandwidth infrastructure provider serving the enterprise, carrier and multi-dwelling unit markets in Toronto and Montréal over its owned fibre network.

Mantle Ridge LP

Acted for Mantle Ridge LP in its accumulation of a material equity stake in Aramark and subsequent agreement with Aramark providing for the appointment of 6 new directors, including John Zillmer who was also appointed CEO, and Paul Hilal, founder and CEO of Mantle Ridge LP, who was also appointed as Vice Chairman of the board.

TransAlta Corporation

Acted for TransAlta Corporation in connection with the activist campaign, threatened proxy contest and contested meeting by Mangrove Partners and Bluescape Energy Partners with respect to TransAlta's 2019 annual and special meeting.

TransAlta Corporation

Acted for TransAlta Corporation in the strategic partnership with Brookfield Renewable Partners and its institutional partners, and the associated $750-million investment by Brookfield in TransAlta to advance TransAlta's transition to clean energy. The investment will occur in two tranches (i) $350 million in the form of exchangeable debentures at first closing expected in May 2019; and (ii) $400 million in the form of redeemable preferred shares at second closing expected in October 2020.

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.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its mutual strategic investment agreement with Shandong Gold Group Co., Ltd. and related securities laws matters. Under the agreement, Shandong Gold will purchase up to $300 million of Barrick shares and Barrick will invest an equivalent amount in shares of a publicly listed company controlled by Shandong Gold, in each case, through open market purchases.

Bulletin

Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Nevsun Resources Ltd. v Araya

Feb. 28, 2020 - The Supreme Court of Canada has rendered its decision in Nevsun Resources Ltd. v Araya, stating that customary international law (CIL) norms are directly incorporated into Canadian law and that claims such as the ones advanced in this case may be considered by Canadian courts. The case...

McGill University Faculty of Law—J.S.D. Tory Writing Award

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2019

Education

McGill University, BCL/LLB (Dean’s Honour List), 2017
McGill University, BA (Political Science & Management) (First Class Honours), 2014

Community Involvement

McGill Shareholder Activism Research Group (MSHARES), president and lecturer

Mathieu is developing a broad corporate practice.

He has assisted on a range of corporate matters, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, shareholder activism and hostile takeovers.

Mathieu holds a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and a Red Belt Black tip in Taekwondo.

CIBC World Markets and BMO Capital Markets

Acted for CIBC World Markets and BMO Capital Markets as joint bookrunners with the offering of $100 million of trust units of Crombie REIT undertaken by a combination of a "bought deal" prospectus offering and a concurrent private placement.

Apotex International Inc.

Acted as lead transaction and tax counsel to Apotex Inc. and ApoPharma USA Inc. on the sale of the ApoPharma business, including the global rights to Deferiprone, an iron chelator used to treat iron overload conditions resulting from blood transfusions, to Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.

Tech Mahindra Limited

Acted for Tech Mahindra Canada, Inc. with its acquisition of ObjectWise Consulting Group, a Canadian information technology consulting company.

Digital Colony

Acted for Digital Colony, the global digital infrastructure investment platform of Colony Capital, Inc., in its acquisition (and related bank financing) of Beanfield Technologies Inc., an independent bandwidth infrastructure provider serving the enterprise, carrier and multi-dwelling unit markets in Toronto and Montréal over its owned fibre network.

Mantle Ridge LP

Acted for Mantle Ridge LP in its accumulation of a material equity stake in Aramark and subsequent agreement with Aramark providing for the appointment of 6 new directors, including John Zillmer who was also appointed CEO, and Paul Hilal, founder and CEO of Mantle Ridge LP, who was also appointed as Vice Chairman of the board.

TransAlta Corporation

Acted for TransAlta Corporation in connection with the activist campaign, threatened proxy contest and contested meeting by Mangrove Partners and Bluescape Energy Partners with respect to TransAlta's 2019 annual and special meeting.

TransAlta Corporation

Acted for TransAlta Corporation in the strategic partnership with Brookfield Renewable Partners and its institutional partners, and the associated $750-million investment by Brookfield in TransAlta to advance TransAlta's transition to clean energy. The investment will occur in two tranches (i) $350 million in the form of exchangeable debentures at first closing expected in May 2019; and (ii) $400 million in the form of redeemable preferred shares at second closing expected in October 2020.

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.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its mutual strategic investment agreement with Shandong Gold Group Co., Ltd. and related securities laws matters. Under the agreement, Shandong Gold will purchase up to $300 million of Barrick shares and Barrick will invest an equivalent amount in shares of a publicly listed company controlled by Shandong Gold, in each case, through open market purchases.

Bulletin

Supreme Court of Canada Rules in Nevsun Resources Ltd. v Araya

Feb. 28, 2020 - The Supreme Court of Canada has rendered its decision in Nevsun Resources Ltd. v Araya, stating that customary international law (CIL) norms are directly incorporated into Canadian law and that claims such as the ones advanced in this case may be considered by Canadian courts. The case...

McGill University Faculty of Law—J.S.D. Tory Writing Award

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2019

Education

McGill University, BCL/LLB (Dean’s Honour List), 2017
McGill University, BA (Political Science & Management) (First Class Honours), 2014

Community Involvement

McGill Shareholder Activism Research Group (MSHARES), president and lecturer