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Goodmans LLP

Investment Funds

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What the team is known for

Goodmans is a top-tier Toronto law firm with a compact investment funds practice that is acknowledged for its representation of domestic and cross-border private equity and pension funds. The team wins recognition for its experience in the private equity secondary market and has considerable experience in the structuring and formation of funds.

Strengths

One interviewee reported: "They are focused on responding in a timely fashion and the advice is user-friendly."

Work highlights

A Goodmans team led by David Matlow and Brenda Gosselin advised Whitehorse Liquidity Partners on the launch of its fourth fund.

Notable practitioners

David Matlow is a Toronto-based lawyer who maintains a long-standing reputation in the fund formation space.
"He has a wealth of knowledge and we would go to him for strategic advice. He is a true expert who can simplify complexities, which is very helpful." "David is a strong and known fund formation practitioner in Canada. He is a great resource to us."

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Overview

Goodmans is internationally recognized as one of Canada’s top private equity law firms.  We have a long-standing leading presence in public and private M&A, capital markets, fund investments, tax structuring, debt financing and corporate restructuring.  This broad range of expertise enables our private equity team to advise our clients on all aspects of complex transactions and develop innovative ways to get the deal done efficiently. 
 
We advise clients on:

  • public and private M&A transactions, including buyout and minority investments
  • management arrangements
  • shareholder matters
  • senior and mezzanine debt financing 
  • investment in alternative asset funds including private equity, hedge, real estate and infrastructure funds
  • fund formation
  • tax structuring

We represent leading Canadian private investment players including Birch Hill Equity Partners, Brookfield Asset Management, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Clairvest Group, Kilmer Capital Partners, Macquarie North America, OMERS Private Equity, ONCAP and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Wellington Financial.  We also represent many foreign private equity firms including Apax Partners, Apollo Global Management, The Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, Colony Capital, Providence Equity Partners, Oak Hill Capital Partners and Fortress Investment Group.



Members

Matlow, David J (Head of Department)

Firsten, Jamie

Gosselin, Brenda

Partridge, Michael

Spiro, Mark

Surchin, Mark

Ting, Emily

Investment Funds

Goodmans LLP

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Location

Bay Adelaide Centre

333 Bay Centre, Suite 3400

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

M5H 2S7

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Investment Funds: Fund Formation


David J Matlow
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