Gordon G. Raman  


Executive Summary

Gordon Raman is a partner at the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Gordon practises in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance, advising senior management and boards of public and private companies in M&A transactions. He also advises issuers and underwriters in corporate finance transactions of equity and debt securities, including high-yield securities and green bonds. Gordon assists both issuers and investors in capital investments in private companies and private equity firms in fund formation and investments. In addition, Gordon works with technology companies.

Gordon is the former Chair of the Toronto committee dealing with the recruitment and training of summer and articling students. He is actively involved in conducting workshops for both students and associates in various areas of corporate law.

Gordon was seconded for a period to a large technology company in order to provide day-to-day legal advice and to assist in developing a process for the provision of continuing legal advice to the company. As part of his MBA studies, he completed an exchange program at Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris in France.

Representative Work

  • Advising the Special Committee of PWC Capital Inc. in a transaction involving VersaBank
  • Advising Balfour Beatty PLC on Canadian aspects of sale of Parsons Brinckerhoff Group Inc. to WSP Global Inc.
  • Advising ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. in its acquisition of M+W Process Automation GmbH and ProFocus LLC.
  • Advising North American Energy Partners Inc. on sale of its Piling Division to Keller Group Plc.
  • Advising on the demerger of Agilent Technologies from Hewlett-Packard.
  • Advising Hewlett-Packard on the Canadian integrations of its acquisitions including Compaq, EDS, 3Com and Palm, Inc.
  • Acting for the acquiror on a takeover bid of Tiberion Minerals Ltd.
  • Advising YMG Capital Management Inc. in its acquisition by Fiera Capital Management Inc.
  • Advising on the acquisition of Addenda Capital Inc. by The Co-operators Group Limited.
  • Acting for Parsons Brinkerhoff Inc. in its acquisition of Halsall Associates Limited.
  • Advising ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. in connection with its acquisition of the sortimat Group in Germany and certain businesses of Assembly & Test Worldwide.
  • Advising on an acquisition of a Canadian subsidiary of a US defence contractor.
  • Assisting Dragon Capital in its proxy contest with respect to a Canadian public company.
  • Advising Chartwell Seniors Housing Real Estate Investment Trust on its initial public offering and five subsequent follow-on offerings.
  • Advising the underwriters on the initial public offering of Medical Facilities Corporation and two of its follow-on offerings.
  • Advising the underwriters on the initial public offering of Northstar Healthcare Inc.
  • Advising North American Energy Partners Inc. in its cross-border initial public offering and its $225 million high-yield note offering.
  • Advising North American Energy Partners Inc. in a bought deal secondary offering of its shares by a significant shareholder.
  • Advising Raymond James Ltd. in a bought deal secondary offering of the shares of DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd.
  • Advising Loblaw Companies Limited in the establishment of its MTN Program in 2009.
  • Advising Kellogg Canada Inc. on the issuance of $300 million Cdn of senior notes.
  • Advising the underwriters on a $138 million offering by Coalcorp Mining Inc.
  • Advising in transactions regarding initial public offering of units of income trusts involving telephone companies and power generation projects.
  • Advising an optical component company in raising capital from venture capital investors.
  • Advising on investments by the venture capital arm of a multinational company in a Canadian technology company.
  • Advising management shareholders in connection with an acquisition by a private equity firm of a company in the food services industry.

Publications & Presentations

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2017) of IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms (Capital Markets, M&A)
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (Securities Law)
  • Recognized in the 2018 (and since 2017) editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Finance & Securities and Corporate Mid-Market) and the 2016 edition (and since 2013) (Corporate Mid-Market, Private Equity).