Sébastien advises on significant public and private mergers and acquisitions.
He also represents issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, in both Canada and the U.S. He works extensively with REITS, financial institutions and financial technology and life science companies. Sébastien has also represented investors with their investments in Canadian mining companies. Clients regularly turn to him for assistance with securities regulation compliance and corporate governance advice.
Sébastien is a long-standing contributor to Montréal’s vital arts scene, both as a fundraiser and as a volunteer. He is chairman of the board of Fondation de la Maison Théâtre.
Health & Happiness (H&H) Hong Kong Limited
Acted for NewH2 Limited, a subsidiary of Health and Happiness (H&H) International Holdings Limited, in its private placement of C$5.75 million in Else Nutrition Holdings Inc., an Israel-based company, as part of an aggregate private placement offering of up to C$8.0 million.
BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.
Acted for a syndicate of agents co-led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., National Bank Financial Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc. in connection with the offering by Metro Inc. of $400 million aggregate principal amount of Series I, 3.413% senior unsecured notes due February 28, 2050.
Gelpac Inc. and Namakor Holdings
Acted for Namakor Holdings and its portfolio company Gelpac Inc., a Canadian leader of high-performance packaging solutions, in the strategic acquisition of WBC Extrusion Products, Inc., a U.S. specialty manufacturer of single-use blown polymer films.
BofA Securities, Inc., Barclays, J.P. Morgan and TD Securities
Acted as Canadian counsel to the syndicate of initial purchasers led by BofA Securities, Inc., Barclays, J.P. Morgan and TD Securities in an offering of US$779 million of 9.50% senior notes due 2027 of Garda World Security Corporation and to the solicitation agents in respect of the offer to purchase and consent to solicitation in respect of Garda World's US$625 million 8.75% senior notes due 2025.
TD Securities Inc.
Acted for TD Securities Inc. and a syndicate of underwriters in a $800-million offering of Videotron Ltd.'s 4.5% senior notes due 2030.
BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.
Acted as counsel to BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. in its delivery of an independent fairness opinion to the board of Transat A.T. Inc. in respect of its acquisition by Air Canada.
BELLUS Health Inc.
Acted as counsel to BELLUS Health Inc. in its US$70-million initial public offering in the United States.
Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust
Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in the public offering of its 4.5% Series 11 senior unsecured debentures due May 15, 2024, for the principal amount of $200 million.
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Caisse) and CDP Financial Inc. in CDP Financial's establishment and launch of a US$20-billion senior notes program guaranteed by Caisse, including an initial offering by CDP Financial of US$2 billion in senior notes under the program.
Bellus Health Inc.
Acted for Bellus Health Inc. in the filing of a base shelf prospectus.
Business Roundtable Issues Expanded “Corporate Purpose” Statement, with Commitment to All Stakeholder Interests
Aug. 27, 2019 - The Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of major U.S. corporations, recently issued its “Statement on the Purpose of the Corporation. ” The statement underscores the Business Roundtable’s commitment to all stakeholders of corporations, including their customers, employees, suppliers,...
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Sébastien Roy Interviewed by Lexpert about Dealmaking in the Maple Syrup Business
Feb. 13, 2018 - Davies partner Sébastien Roy was recently interviewed for a Lexpert Magazine article about transactions in the maple syrup industry, including Rogers Sugar’s (RSI’s) $160.3-million acquisition of L.B. Maple Treat (LBMT) last August.Sébastien believes it was the right time for RSI and its...
Multijurisdictional Disclosure System: Offering Securities and Reporting in the United States Using MJDS
Sept. 21, 2015 - The multijurisdictional disclosure system (MJDS) permits eligible Canadian issuers to publicly offer securities in the United States by using a prospectus that is prepared principally in accordance with Canadian disclosure requirements. The MJDS also enables these issuers to substantially...
Let’s Meet Halfway: CSA Adopts Amendments to Streamline Venture Issuers’ Disclosure
Apr. 15, 2015 - On April 9, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced the adoption of amendments to continuous disclosure, governance and prospectus disclosure requirements (the Amendments).1 Most of the Amendments streamline the disclosure requirements for venture issuers and aim to reduce some...
Women on Boards and in Senior Management: Final Disclosure Rules Released
Oct. 15, 2014 - On October 15, 2014, the securities regulatory authorities of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Québec and Saskatchewan (the participating jurisdictions) announced the final amendments to National Instrument 58-101...
CSA Propose Amendments to Streamline Venture Issuers Disclosure
June 03, 2014 - On May 22, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) published for comment proposed amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations (referred to in Québec as Regulation 51-102 respecting Continuous Disclosure Obligations) (collectively, NI...