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W. Ian Palm
Partner

Speaks: English

Year of Call: 1995 - Ontario

Primary Office: Toronto

W. Ian Palm

Ian Palm is a partner in the Toronto office of Gowling WLG. His practice focuses on corporate finance, M&A and private equity.

Ian has extensive experience working with Canadian and international clients in a variety of industries, with particular expertise in the energy, technology and infrastructure sectors. He represents private and public companies, major corporate clients, pension funds, and private equity and venture capital investors.

Acting for issuers, investors and underwriters, Ian has advised clients in a range of corporate finance and M&A transactions, including private placements, public offerings, private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures and public and private M&A.

Lexpert magazine previously named Ian one of the “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” in Canada. He has since been recognized as a leading practitioner in his field by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and the Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Private Equity Lawyers.

Ian frequently lectures at law schools, conferences and elsewhere on private equity, M&A and securities law.


December2015

Lexpert's Leading Lawyers in Energy 2015

December2015

Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2015

October2015

Lexpert’s Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining , 2015-2016

September2015

Lexpert 2015 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

September2015

Lexpert/ROB Special Edition on Infrastructure: Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers

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Career & Recognition

2015

December 2015

Lexpert's Leading Lawyers in Energy 2015

2015

December 2015

Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2015

2015

October 2015

Lexpert’s Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining , 2015-2016

2015

September 2015

Lexpert/ROB Special Edition on Infrastructure: Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers

2015

September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2015

September 2015

Lexpert 2015 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2015

February 2015

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2015

2015

2015

Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds

2015

2015

Who’s Who Legal: Canada

2015

2015

Lexpert's Leading Lawyers in Energy

2015

2015

Lexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining

2015

2015

Lexpert/ROB Infrastructure: Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers

2015

2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada

2015

2015

Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

2015

2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

2015

2015

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

2014

November 2014

Lexpert 's Leading Lawyers in Energy 2014

2014

October 2014

Lexpert ’s Guide to Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers 2014

2014

October 2014

Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014

2014

September 2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

2014

September 2014

Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2014

2014

July 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014

2014

February 2014

Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2014

2013

December 2013

Who's Who Legal – The International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2014

2013

November 2013

Who's Who Legal: Canada 2013

2013

September 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014

2013

July 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013

2013

July 2013

Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2013

2012

2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Corporate Mid-Market, Private Equity, Technology Transactions)

2009

2009

Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Mid-Market), 2009-2013

2006

2006

Lexpert's Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in Canada

2005

2005

Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Private Equity Lawyers

2005

2005

Lexpert/Thomson Guide to the Leading 100 Canada-US Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

1995

1995

Year of Call, Ontario

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Corporate Mid-Market, Private Equity, Technology Transactions), 2012

Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Private Equity Lawyers, 2005

Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Mid-Market), 2009 through 2013

Lexpert/Thomson Guide to the Leading 100 Canada-US Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, 2005

Lexpert's Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in Canada, 2006

McGill University, B.Com.

University of British Columbia, LLB

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Insights & Resources

Cross-border public M&A deal terms — important differences between the U.S. and Canada

Multiple Authors

Article February 10, 2016

Expansion of crowdfunding in Canada - the doors open wider

Multiple Authors

Article November 1, 2015

New avenues open to raise capital - expanded pool of Canadian provinces, now including Ontario, announce revised offering memorandum exemption

Denis G. Silva, W. Ian Palm

Article October 1, 2015

Canada's new streamlined rights offering regime

W. Ian Palm, Jeff Zabalet

Article September 1, 2015

Raising capital for your business? New pathways open in Canada with the adoption of startup crowdfunding registration and prospectus exemptions

Multiple Authors

Article May 1, 2015

Growing momentum and clarity for equity crowdfunding in Canada

W. Ian Palm, Martine Guimond

Article April 24, 2014

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Speaking Engagements

From Vision to Reality: Getting the Right Start on Project Development

Events November 23, 2015

Client Work

Pfingsten Partners portfolio company acquires Cut Technologies

Client Work September 1, 2015

G&K Services acquires Saniloc

Client Work July 1, 2015

GLENTEL sold to Bell in $594 million transaction

Client Work May 1, 2015

Chango acquired by Rubicon Project in cross-border transaction valued at up to US$120 million

Client Work April 1, 2015

Pfingsten Partners portfolio company completes cross-border acquisition of Sure Grip Controls

Client Work February 2, 2015

Pfingsten Partners acquires Burton Saw and Supply

Client Work January 8, 2015

Mergers and Acquisitions

Represented Enwave Energy Corporation in its $480-million acquisition by Brookfield Asset Management

Represented OMERS Private Equity and Berkshire Partners in their $2.1-billion acquisition of Husky Injection Molding Systems

Represented ABB in Canada in its $3.9-billion acquisition of Thomas & Betts Corporation

Represented Wintrust Financial in its purchase of Macquarie Premium Finance

Represented many Canadian mobile and Internet-based technology companies (such as Five Mobile Inc., PushLife Inc., BumpTop Inc., Truition Inc. and Xkoto Inc.) through acquisitions by large, integrated, multinational public and private companies (such as Google, Microsoft, Zynga IBM and CA)

Represented TeraGo Inc. in its acquisition of the broadband customer and network assets of Metrobridge Networks Inc.

Represented many international energy and infrastructure companies (including Borealis, Renewable Energy Systems, AES Corporation, Bruce Power, Suncor and Enbridge) in acquisitions, investments and joint venture arrangements involving hydro, gas, co-generation facilities, wind farms, solar projects, transmission and other energy facilities

Represented broadcast and specialty television company in $265-million sale to another broadcast and specialty television company

Represented TSX- and Nasdaq-listed biotechnology company in plan of arrangement sale to a biotechnology company and an equipment leasing and services company

Represented public Canadian-based energy company in $1-billion sale of Ontario-based retail energy business

Represented TSX- and Nasdaq-listed software company in plan of arrangement sale to international telecom technology company

Private Equity

Represented Berkshire Partners in its growth equity investment in Farm Boy Inc.

Represented Tricor Pacific Capital in various purchase and sale transactions, including in respect of Interplast Packaging, Tharco, BFG Supply and CPI Card Group

Represented Caldic B.V. in its acquisition of Nealanders International

Represented Olympus Partners in Canada in their acquisitions of Centerplate Inc. and Waddingtons North America

Represented Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe in $188-million Canadian acquisition of the operating business of a TSX-listed income trust

Represented U.S. and Canadian private equity investors in an acquisition of an Ontario-based automotive parts manufacturer

Represented broad range of U.S. and Canadian venture capital investors in multiple cross-border financings

Represented many investors on fund investments into many private equity funds

Represented investors and sponsors on the establishment of various private equity and venture capital funds

Corporate Finance

Represented TeraGo Inc on initial public offering and listing on TSX and in subsequent transactions

Represented Enbridge Inc. on its private placement in Hydrogenics Inc.

Represented Constellation Software Inc. on initial public offering and listing on TSX and in subsequent transactions

Represented various Canadian biotech and technology companies listed on TSX and Nasdaq on prospectus offerings

Represented cellulosic ethanol technology company in reverse takeover and listing on TSX Venture Exchange

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