Lawyer Profile Detail
Osgoode Hall Law School
British Columbia, 1988
Cameron Belsher* is leader of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Based in Toronto and Vancouver, Cam works closely with colleagues at all levels to support the firm’s vision to grow as an innovative, market leading firm providing unparalleled legal and business solutions to our clients.
A trusted adviser to many clients, Cam has recently acted as lead counsel on a wide variety of matters, including:
- Healthcare technology company and TSX listed, QHR Technologies’ sale to Loblaw
- ecommerce company and NASDAQ listed, Clearly Contacts’ sale to Essilor Inc.
- Consumer products company, The Original Cakerie’s sale to private equity group Gryphon Investors
- Rio Tinto’s acquisition of TSX listed uranium company, Hathor Exploration Ltd.
- JHI Investment’s acquisition (with other private equity partners) of real estate development company Taylor Morrison for $1.15 billion and subsequent NYSE listing
- Whistler Blackcomb Holdings’ initial public offering on the TSX
- CEF Holding’s acquisition (with other private equity partners) of IAMGOLD’s Niobec Mine
- TSX listed GLENTEL’s acquisition by BCE
With strong communication skills and deep rooted relationships in Canada and internationally, he has a keen grasp of the national market, as well as insight into U.S. and international M&A activity. Clients say that, “he is very practical, understands how to give business advice and is a very good problem solver." (Chambers Global, 2016).
Cam is a former member of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) Listings Advisory Committee, which is composed of individuals representing legal, brokerage and securities related industries and provides feedback on TSX listings initiatives. He has lectured extensively on mergers and acquisitions and public corporation matters and is a former adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia. He received his LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1987.
Widely recognized for his legal expertise and business insights, Mr. Belsher is ranked by numerous independent surveys and peer review guides as a leader in the areas of M&A, corporate law, mining, technology and private equity, including the Chambers Canada (Band 1) and Global Guides to The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Legal 500 - Canada, Euromoney’s IFLR1000 and The Canadian Who’s Who Legal. Best Lawyers in Canada has also noted him as M&A Lawyer of the Year (Vancouver) in 2017, 2015 and 2011, and Corporate Lawyer of the Year (Vancouver) in 2016, 2013 and 2009.
* denotes Law Corporation
Cameron Belsher Appointed Leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group
McCarthy Tétrault Appoints Cameron Belsher as Chair of the Board of Partners
McCarthy Tétrault practitioners are among the best lawyers
McCarthy Tétrault’s M&A and private equity teams recognized by Leaders League
Ten McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Named "Lawyer of the Year" in Best Lawyers in Canada 2013
Six McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Honoured by Who’s Who Legal
Four Members Elected to McCarthy Tétrault Board of Partners
Seven McCarthy Tétrault Lawyers Earn "Lawyer of the Year" Rankings for 2011
Top finance and M&A lawyer Cameron Belsher joins McCarthy Tétrault
Transactions & Cases
Aritzia Inc. completes its secondary offering of 20,100,000 subordinate voting shares
Cara Completes C$93M Acquisition of Majority Interest in Original Joe’s
QHR Corporation and Loblaw Companies Limited complete C$170M acquisition
Aritzia Completes C$460M IPO
Gryphon Investors Announces Majority Investment in The Original Cakerie
Hewlett Packard Acquires ActiveState’s Stackato Business
Carmanah Technologies Completes Acquisition of Sabik Group of Companies
BCE Completes $594 Million Acquisition of GLENTEL
IAMGOLD sells Niobec Mine for USD$530 Million to a group of companies led by Magris Resources
BC Biomedical Laboratories completes sale to LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services