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Nathalie Gagnon listens closely to her clients’ needs, allowing her to identify a transaction’s main challenges. She brings an extraordinary amount of energy to every one of her files.

Nathalie Gagnon is one of the co-leaders of the Mergers & Acquisitions team. Over the last 15 years, Nathalie has represented many businesses and their executives in connection with the negotiation and conclusion of purchases and sales of private corporations. Her proactive approach allows each of Nathalie’s clients to feel that they are her top priority, regardless of the nature of the transaction, the size of the business or its sector of activities.

She also assisted businesses and financial institutions in connection with corporate financing and strategic investments, developing particular expertise in leveraged buyouts.

Nathalie has a special interest in transactions set-up to ensure the successful transition of ownership of a business, whether through employee incentives or management buyouts. Working closely with her clients, she measures the financial, strategic and emotional impacts of their decisions.

Over the years, Nathalie has taken a deeper interest in business practices and, accordingly, in shareholders’ agreements, which can prevent many disputes. She therefore works with entrepreneurs and investors in negotiating and drafting such agreements.

In 2014, Nathalie received one of Canada’s most coveted and prestigious legal awards, Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. This award is considered by many in the legal community to be one of the most important in the country.

Conferences

  • "Les particularités d'une acquisition par les cadres," (with Geneviève Vigneault) as part of the Colloque sur l'acquisition d'une entreprise par ses cadres held on September 17, 2008.

  • "Les secrets du succès : aspects juridiques," (with Geneviève Vigneault) as part of the Colloque sur l'intéressement des employés dans un contexte de relève held on September 12, 2007.

  • From 2003 to 2007, she taught the "Incorporation des entreprises" course with her colleague Natasha Girouard as part of the corporate tax training of the Association de planification fiscale et financière.

Representative work

  • Sale of Vézina Assurances Inc. and Vézina & Associés Inc., two Montreal-based insurance brokerage firms, to Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (July 2015)

  • Sale of Premium Beats, a royalty-free music service, to Shutterstock (January 2015)

  • Sale of InterVmedical, a distributor of medical products, to Cortec Group (July 2014)

  • Conclusion of a commercial agreement by which La Coop Fédérée, through its Unimat banner, acquired a minority interest in BMR and further sale of the majority position (October 2013 and January 2015)

  • Sale by RCI Environment of its assets to Waste Management Quebec (July 2013)

  • Purchase of CV Tech’s operations in the CVT Systems segment to its managers (October 2012)

  • Sale of StreamtheWorld, the largest live streaming service provider, May 2010

  • Sale of Vimedix, a Montreal company specialized in the design of echocardiograph simulators, to CAE Healthcare, January 2010.

  • Sale of Secor Consulting to KPMG (July 2012)

Involvement

  • Member of BCF's Board of Directors.

  • Co-founder and member of the organizing committee for the Les médaillés de la relève contest.

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Fondation Jeunes en Tête.

  • President of the organizing committee for the Bal de la St-Valentin 2010 (Fondation Jeunes en Tête).

Publications

  • "Fusions et acquisitions : l'art de négocier une clause d'ajustement de prix," (with André Morrissette), Les Affaires, 2007.
  • "Fidéliser efficacement le capital humain pour réussir son transfert d'entreprise," Les Affaires, May 2007.

Contact

514 397-6914
nathalie.gagnon@bcf.ca

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Assistant(s)

Julie M. Lessard

514 787-2872
juliem.lessard@bcf.ca

Montreal

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