John M. Mercury

Bennett Jones LLP

855 2nd St SW, Suite 4500, Bankers Hall E
Calgary, AB T2P 4K7
Phone: (403) 298-4493
Fax: (403) 265-7219
E-mail: [email protected]

John is Vice Chair of Clients and Industries, and head of the Bennett Jones private equity practice. He practises primarily in the area of mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance, primarily on behalf of US and Canadian financial sponsors and their portfolio companies. Before joining Bennett Jones, John formerly practised as a corporate lawyer with a New York-based law firm, and also was an investment banker focusing on mergers & acquisitions with Merrill Lynch in NY. John is a frequent writer and speaker on matters relating to private equity financings, M&A and valuation, and has served on the board of a number of portfolio companies. John received his BA (summa cum laude) from Northwestern University, his MA with a concentration in international finance from Yale University, and his LLB from the University of Toronto. John is a member of the law societies of Alberta and Ontario, and remains a member in good standing of the New York State Bar. John is also on the board of the Alberta Children’s Hospital and chairs the governance committee.

Year Called to the Bar:1998 (ON); 1999 (New York); 2007 (AB)
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