Nathalie Gagnon

Partner, Lawyer

Nathalie Gagnon

Montreal

25th Floor
1100 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec H3B 5C9
CANADA
514 397-8500 514 397-8515

Strategic thinking, devotion and efficiency are the three elements that best describe Nathalie Gagnon. Setting herself apart by her in-depth understanding of the reality of entrepreneurs, she is one of the most highly-recognized experts in Quebec in mergers and acquisitions of private corporations. With more than 25 years of experience,  Nathalie has advised an impressive number of executives in the purchase or sale of corporations. Known as a leader in mergers and acquisitions in the Quebec mid-market, Nathalie is also head of the Business Law group in the Montreal office.

Nathalie is very attentive to the needs of our clients and knows how to use her creativity and collaborative approach to facilitate the success of a transaction. She counsels our clients in the execution of major projects, corporate financing and strategic equity investments. In particular, she has developed expertise in business succession transactions and is particularly inspired by corporations working in the agri-food sector.

Winner of the prestigious Lexpert Rising Stars award for the leading lawyers under 40 in Canada in 2014, she was also named in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada for her advanced expertise in venture capital and mergers and acquisitions. Convinced of the importance of constructive negotiations, she completed the Negotiation and Leadership program at Harvard Law School.

Nathalie shines through her community involvement. She is an active member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Fondation Jeunes en Tête, whose mission is to prevent psychological distress among youth aged 11 to 18. She also chairs its Financial Committee and has been involved with this foundation for over 15 years, Her keen interest in the economic development of Montreal also led her to sit as President of the Board of Directors of Montréal Centre-Ville.

  • Called to the Barreau du Québec (1998)
  • LL.B, Université Laval (1997)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert (2021-2023) - Corporate Mid-Market; Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Best Lawyers in Canada (2019-2024) - Venture Capital; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Law
  • Canadian Lexpert (2014) - Rising Star: Leading Lawyers Under 40

 

  • Acted on behalf of ANGUS Capital Inc. a private equity fund specializing in the acquisition of Quebec-based SMEs in traditional sectors, in its acquisition of Les Équipements Médicaux Leika Ltée, a leading family-owned company specializing in the distribution and rental of wound care and pain relief products;
  • Acted for a private equity fund in the acquisition of a Québec leader in the design and manufacture of high-efficiency recovery, heating and ventilation systems;
  • Represented ANGUS Capital Inc. a private equity fund specializing in the acquisition of Quebec-based SMEs in traditional sectors, in its acquisition of Groupe Alpha-Vico, Quebec's only manufacturer of school furniture and one of Canada's industry leaders;
  • Acquisition by Angus Capita of Alpha-Vico, a leading manufacturer of school furniture in Quebec;
  • Acquisition by Fonds de solidarité FTQ Bioénergie s.e.c. of Centre de Traitement de la Biomasse de la Montérégie Inc, Qarbonex Services and Solucyle Gestion des Matières Organiques Inc.;
     
    Acquisition by a French family-owned company producing bakery products and leader in Europe, of a 50 % stake in a Canadian company operating in the industrial bakery sector;
  • Acquisition of Abris Tempos by a group of Quebec  investors, supported by the Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ Laval and Desjardins Entreprises;
  • Sale of Accès Location+ to Loutec;
  • Sale of Les Pavages Chenail Inc. to Eurovia SAS, one of the world's leading players in the construction of transportation infrastructure and urban development;
  • Acquisition of Groupe BMR by La Coop fédérée;
  • Sale of RCI environnement’s major assets to Waste Management Inc.;
  • Sale of the cheese division of JL Freeman L.P. to EMMI Canada Inc. by the company and its subsidiaries;
  • Transfer of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company’s entire direct distribution network in Quebec to a group of eleven brokers;
  • Acquisition of an equity stake in Cogir Real Estate, a property management company, by a Canadian subsidiary of Batipart Immo Internationale s.a.r.l.;
  • Acquisition of a 30 % interest in the Bell Media Tower in Montreal by Financière L.M.;
  • Sale of the Hôtel Le St-James properties and assets in Montreal to Le Charles F. Blanc Limited Partnership;
  • Sale of Montreal insurance brokerages Vézina Assurances Inc. and Vézina & Associés Inc. to Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC;
  • Acquisition of a majority interest in food packaging company Enjay Converters Ltd. by Entrepreneur Capital;
  • Sale of royalty free music service Premium Beats to Shutterstock;
  • Sale of Groupe V Média to Bell Média of its general interest TV channel V and its noovo.ca video-on-demand service;
  • Sale by Entrepreneur Capital to Clearspring Capital Partners of a majority stake in Voyages Traditours, Quebec's largest group tour provider;
  • Purchase by Contex Group of TC Transcontinental's printed products division including Les Affaires, Les Affaires Plus, Les Événements Les Affaires, Acquizition.biz, Benefits Canada, Avantages, Canadian Investment.
  • Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Fondation Jeunes en Tête;
  • President of the Financial Committee for the Fondation Jeunes en Tête;
  • President of the Board of Directors and member of the executive committee of Montréal Centre-Ville.