Alfred Buggé  

Partner

Executive Summary

Alfred Buggé is a member of BLG’s Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities and Capital Markets, and Private Equity Groups. Alfred’s practice includes acting for bidders and target companies in the context of hostile and friendly take-over bid transactions and for independent committees established by the boards of directors of target companies. He also represents investment banks and other financial advisors with respect to their preparation of fairness opinions or valuations for purposes of merger and acquisition transactions. Alfred's practice includes acting for private equity funds in connection with fund formations, capital raising transactions and M&A transactions.

Alfred has extensive securities regulatory experience having worked at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) for over five years, particularly in the capital markets division. In 2001, he began a one-year secondment as a staff attorney in the division of corporation finance, particularly in the Office of Mergers and Acquisitions, at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Alfred also advises corporations, organizations, associations and individual consultant lobbyists on complex issues relating to the applicability of lobbying laws, compliance and registrations in Canada.

Prior to joining BLG, Alfred was a Partner at a Canadian-based international business law firm.

Alfred is fluent in English, French and Italian.

Representative Work

Significant recent transactions include:

  • Acted as lead counsel for a five member bidder consortium that included some of the largest pension funds in Canada in connection with its acquisition of a TSX-listed company by way of a plan of arrangement.
  • Acted as lead counsel to a European private equity fund in connection with capital raising transactions of over US$700-milion in Canada.
  • Acted as co-lead counsel to a U.S. private equity fund on its acquisition of a TSXV-listed manufacturer of residential and commercial construction products by way of a plan of arrangement.
  • Acted as lead counsel to a transportation manufacturer in connection with its initial public offering (IPO) on the TSX.
  • Advised a multibillion-dollar nuclear energy producer on the sale of its controlling stake in a TSX-listed mining company by way of a take-over bid valued at over C$500-million.
  • Advised the Board of Directors of a TSX-listed company operating in the renewable energy sector in connection with its successful defence against a proxy battle led by a group of dissident shareholders.
  • Advised a multibillion-dollar Canadian institutional investor on its investment of approximately C$99-million in a TSX-listed company.
  • Advised a group of shareholders on their successful proxy battle against the Board of Directors of a TSXV-listed mining company.
  • Advised a stock-listed target company in the mining sector in connection with a merger valued at over C$600-million.
  • Acted as lead counsel to a leading European manufacturer and operator in connection with the establishment of its manufacturing facility in Ontario for the production of 180 MW high-efficiency solar modules in compliance with the domestic content requirements of the Ontario Feed In Tariff Program.
  • Acted as lead counsel to a European multibillion-dollar private equity group in connection with its acquisition for control of a stock-listed target company in the wind energy sector.

Rankings & Recongnitions

  • Recommended in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Canada (Capital Markets)