Patrick G. Barry

Partner

Patrick G. Barry

Patrick G. Barry

Partner

“A very strong M&A lawyer, and highly responsive.” (Client – Chambers Global 2016)

Patrick focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment transactions, fund formation and debt and equity corporate finance. He also has significant expertise in corporate joint ventures and structured finance transactions.

Patrick brings practical creativity and a strategic approach to business transactions. Clients appreciate his solution-oriented advice and rely on his varied experience and good judgment – in Canada and internationally.

Patrick acts for leading private equity funds, hedge funds and asset managers, as well as for enterprises of all sizes – from startups to multinationals. Industry peers value his experience and professionalism, with one stating that he “sees the full life cycle of private equity companies” (Chambers Global 2016). Known for his precise and detail-oriented advice, Patrick acts in some of the country’s most high-profile transactions.

Patrick provides pro bono services to small local organizations requiring legal services to help their communities.

Patrick G. Barry

Partner

“A very strong M&A lawyer, and highly responsive.” (Client – Chambers Global 2016)

Patrick focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment transactions, fund formation and debt and equity corporate finance. He also has significant expertise in corporate joint ventures and structured finance transactions.

Patrick brings practical creativity and a strategic approach to business transactions. Clients appreciate his solution-oriented advice and rely on his varied experience and good judgment – in Canada and internationally.

Patrick acts for leading private equity funds, hedge funds and asset managers, as well as for enterprises of all sizes – from startups to multinationals. Industry peers value his experience and professionalism, with one stating that he “sees the full life cycle of private equity companies” (Chambers Global 2016). Known for his precise and detail-oriented advice, Patrick acts in some of the country’s most high-profile transactions.

Patrick provides pro bono services to small local organizations requiring legal services to help their communities.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acting for Birch Hill Equity Partners in its acquisition of CCM Hockey from Adidas.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition and related financing of Avena Foods Limited, a leading supplier of gluten-free oats to the North American market.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Cozzini Bros., an Illinois-based knife sharpening rental and exchange company.

CASA Energy Services Inc. and West Face Capital Inc.

Acted for CASA Energy Services Inc. (CASA) and its 100% owner, West Face Capital Inc., in connection with an all-stock acquisition of CASA by Performance Energy Services Inc.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in connection with the sale of control of TSC Stores LP to Peavey Industries LP.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its investment in Thermogenics Inc., an industrial manufacturer of coil-tube steam, hot-water boilers and related equipment.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with the first and final closing of its third private equity fund, Ironbridge Equity Partners III, LP, which raised $238 million from investors globally and surpassed its $200-million target. The fund closed at its hard cap within three months of launching and brings Ironbridge's assets under management to over $400 million.

Advance Engineered Products Ltd.

Acted for Advance Engineered Products Ltd. in connection with its sale of Westech Vac Systems Ltd. to FST Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation.

Westerkirk Capital Inc. and Ironbridge Equity Partners Limited

Acted for Westerkirk Capital Inc. and Ironbridge Equity Partners Limited in connection with the sale of Gaspard LP to American Achievement Corporation.

WIND Mobile Corp. and its shareholders

Acted for WIND Mobile Corp. (WIND) and its shareholders, including West Face Capital, in connection with the sale of WIND to Shaw Communications Inc. for approximately $1.6 billion.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its investment in Alliance Corporation, a distributor and manufacturer of products and solutions for North American wireless, broadband, broadcast and wireline networks.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in connection with its investment in Sigma Systems, a Toronto-based communications software company.

West Face Capital

Acted for West Face Capital in connection with its successful shareholder activist campaign to replace the board and management of Gran Tierra Energy Inc.

Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc.

Acted for Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc. in connection with the establishment of its fifth private equity fund, Fulcrum Capital Partners V, LP. The fund received $344 million in commitments, surpassing its initial target by 25%.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with the sale of Frost Fighter Inc. to Headwater Equity Partners.

West Face Capital Inc.

Acted for West Face Capital Inc. in its acquisition, together with a consortium of investors including Globalive Capital, Tennenbaum Capital Partners and LG Capital Investors, of the interests of VimpelCom Ltd. in Globalive Wireless Management Corp. (doing business as WIND Mobile).

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its investment in M&M Resources Inc., a leading energy services business focused on the oil and gas industry in northeast British Columbia and northwest Alberta.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with the establishment of its second private equity fund, Ironbridge Equity Partners II, LP. In less than nine months of marketing, Ironbridge II received total commitments of over $154 million against a target of $125 million.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in connection with the sale of Carmanah Design and Manufacturing Inc. to Kadant Inc.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its investment in Frischkorn Audio-Visual Corp., Canada's leading independent provider of audio-visual services to corporate clients.

Iogen Corporation

Acted for Iogen Corporation in the sale of its industrial enzyme business to an affiliate of Novozymes A/S.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners Limited in connection with the sale of Shnier-GESCO Limited Partnership to Blue Point Capital Partners.

Westerkirk Capital Inc. and Ironbridge Equity Partners Limited Management

Acted for Westerkirk Capital Inc. and Ironbridge Equity Partners Management in the purchase by Westerkirk and Ironbridge, together with management, of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Demers' Ambulance Manufacturer Inc., a Canadian leader in ambulance design, manufacture and distribution.

West Face Capital Inc.

Acted for West Face Capital Inc. in its governance discussions with Connacher Oil & Gas Limited, an issuer in which West Face Capital Inc. has a significant interest.

Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc.

Acted for Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc. with respect to the establishment of its mezzanine funds in 2011 and 2012.

West Face Capital Inc.

Acted for West Face Capital Inc. in its successful proxy contest to reconstitute the Board of Directors of Global Railways Industries Ltd. at the 2009 annual meeting of Global's shareholders.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in the purchase by Ironbridge of all of the assets of Industrial Commercial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. associated with its Frost Fighter business.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in the purchase by Ironbridge of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Hank's Maintenance and Service Co.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in the purchase by Ironbridge of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Lafrentz & Christenson Trucking Ltd.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners and other shareholders in the sale of Emerging Information Systems Inc. to an affiliate of Zywave, Inc.

Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc.

Acted for Fulcrum Capital Partners Inc. in its acquisition of the Canadian private equity fund management and mezzanine debt business of HSBC Capital (Canada) Inc.

Global Railway Industries Ltd.

Acted for Global Railway Industries Ltd. in the sale of its operating subsidiary, CAD Railway Industries Ltd.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in the sale of Marsulex Inc. to Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund in a deal valued at US$419.5 million.

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Private Equity: Buyouts and Venture Capital Investments

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Mid-Market; Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance and Securities; Private Equity

Expert Guides—Private Equity

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1993

Education

University of Toronto, LLB, 1991
Harvard University, AB (Magna Cum Laude), 1988