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Fraser Bourne is a partner in our Business Law Group in Montréal. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities law, capital markets transactions and corporate governance.

Mr. Bourne is listed as a leading lawyer in the latest edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the category of Corporate Mid-Market.

Mr. Bourne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University and graduated from McGill University's Faculty of Law with BCL and LLB degrees in 2004. He was called to the Québec Bar in 2006.

Recent M&A transactions

Mr. Bourne’s recent experience in M&A transactions includes:

  • Acting as counsel to BCE Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. by way of plan of arrangement and the subsequent transfer of certain wireless subscribers to TELUS Corporation;
  • Acting as counsel to Nord Gold SE in connection with its acquisition of Northquest Ltd. by way of takeover bid;
  • Acting as counsel to Uni-Select Inc. in connection with the sale of its U.S. automotive parts distribution business to an affiliate of Icahn Enterprises;
  • Acting as counsel to BCE Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Astral Media Inc. and several related divestitures;

Mr. Bourne’s recent experience in capital markets transactions includes:

  • Acting as counsel to the underwriters in connection with a bought deal subscription receipt offering by Intact Financial Corporation for proceeds of $360 million;
  • Acting as counsel to the dealers in connection with medium term note offerings by Intact Financial Corporation;
  • Acting as counsel to the underwriters in connection with a bought deal equity offering by BCE Inc. for proceeds of $862 million;
  • Acting as counsel to the dealers in connection with Saputo Inc.’s offering of $300 million principal amount of 2.654% unsecured medium term notes

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