John Connon

Goodmans LLP

333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7
Phone: (416) 597-5499
Fax: (416) 979-1234
E-mail: [email protected]

Partner. Head of Goodmans' Private Equity Group. Specializes in corporate finance, securities law, private equity, and public and private M&A. Advises public and private companies, PE funds and their portfolio companies on a wide range of transactions, including acquisitions, sales, capital raises, and governance matters. Recent mandates include Tricon Residential’s issuance of US$300 million of preferred securities to a syndicate of investors led by Blackstone, Tricon’s acquisition of Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 5) Core Fund for US$1.4 billion and in its numerous bought deal offerings, JV transactions and general corporate matters; Miller McAsphalt Corporation’s sale of Miller Paving and McAsphalt Industries to Colas; Trader Corporation’s acquisitions of LesPAC, DealerBreacher, and Convertus; Second Cup in its acquisition of Bridgehead Coffee; Open Farm in connection with an $80 million investment led by General Atlantic; The Kilmer Group in the sale of the Toronto Argonauts to MLSE; and General Atlantic’s investments in Benevity, Inc. Recommended as a leading lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for M&A and private equity. Recognized as one of Lexpert's Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 in 2008. Called to the New York Bar in 1999 and Ontario Bar in 2005.

Year Called to the Bar:2005 (ON); 1999 (New York)
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Corporate Finance & Securities
Private Equity
Mergers & Acquisitions