“Our go-to private equity guy. He does a lot of fund formation, structuring PE deals, and he has good practical insight into how to market deals.” (Client – Chambers Global 2014)
Clients rely on Sarb’s expertise and strategic thinking to find solutions to their complex business initiatives – whether structuring a private equity fund or leading an M&A transaction.
Sarb is highly regarded for his creative, practical advice and understanding of market terms for private equity and venture funds. For over two decades, Canada’s leading private equity firms and institutions have trusted him for ongoing advice on fund formation, the creation of pooled investment vehicles and investment transactions – both in Canada and internationally.
Sarb is a key adviser to governments on the establishment of private sector–led funds of funds designed to spark venture capital investment from the private sector. He has, for example, advised the Department of Finance Canada on the formation of four funds of funds as part of its Venture Capital Action Plan.
Sarb is a member of our Management Committee.
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company
Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with its acquisition of a 49% interest in Q Management LP, the multi-family asset and property management entity of Conundrum Capital Corporation.
Acted for Beringer Capital in connection with its acquisition of AdWeek.
Acted for Altas Partners in connection with its investments in St. George's University and Capital Vision Services.
Acted for Altas Partners in connection with the establishment of Altas Partners LP, Altas' first private equity fund.
Waterton Nevada Splitter, LLC
Acted as counsel to Waterton Nevada Splitter, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Waterton Precious Metals Fund II Cayman, LP, in connection with the acquisition of the Mt. Hamilton gold project from Solitario Exploration & Royalty Corp. and Ely Gold & Minerals Inc.
ONCAP Investment Partners
Acted for ONCAP Investment Partners in connection with the formation of ONCAP III, an $800 million private equity fund.
TriWest Capital Partners
Acted for TriWest Capital Partners in connection with the formation of TriWest IV, a $350 million private equity fund.
Birch Hill Equity Partners
Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in connection with the formation of Birch Hill Equity Partners IV, a $1.04 billion private equity fund.
Nunavut Iron Ore Acquisition Inc.
Acted for Nunavut Iron Ore Acquisition Inc. and The Energy and Minerals Group in takeover bid proceedings at the Ontario Securities Commission in connection with their unsolicited takeover bid for Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation, and their subsequent successful joint bid with ArcelorMittal, in a transaction valued at $590 million. Nunavut succeeded in its efforts to cease trade the Shareholders Rights Plan of Baffinland, and as a result was able to proceed with its unsolicited bid.
Northleaf Capital Partners (Canada) Limited
Acted for Northleaf Capital Partners in the transition from an operationally independent TD Bank subsidiary to a fully independent global private equity firm. Northleaf's predecessor, TD Capital Private Equity Investors, was the private equity fund of funds and co-investment arm of TD Bank Financial Group, one of North America's leading financial institutions.
Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers
Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Lawyer to Watch
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Private Equity (Most Frequently Recommended); Corporate/Commercial; Corporate Mid-Market; Corporate Finance and Securities
The Best Lawyers in Canada—Private Funds Law (Lawyer of the Year 2017)
Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Private Funds; Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds—Formation
Expert Guides—Private Equity