Viona M. Duncan

Viona Duncan is a partner at Gowling WLG and past co-chair of the firm's global Tech Sector Group. Her practice is primarily transactional, with an emphasis on helping Canadian, U.S. and international clients with mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financings.

Viona works closely with both traditional and technology companies, from startups to mature organizations. In addition to her M&A experience, she regularly provides assistance to clients on a variety of technology contracting matters, including licensing, joint venture, strategic alliance and distribution agreements.

Viona is highly regarded for her ability to provide strategic, proactive and practical advice to her clients on complex M&A matters, as well as day-to-day commercial matters.

In addition to serving on the boards of directors of several private companies, Viona is currently an active Director and Chair of the Governance Committee for Accelerator Centre.

Career & Recognition

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Representative Work

  • Eloqua, Inc. (marketing automation system provider ) (NASDAQ:ELOQ) closes IPO for USD $105.8 million
  • Centra Industries (advanced aerostructure manufacturing) sold to Precision Castparts (NYSE: PCP)
  • SYNNEX Corporation (business process services) (NYSE: SNX) purchase of VisionMAX™ Solutions Inc. (cloud-based software and services)
  • Roadtrek Motorhomes Inc. (motorhome manufacturer) recapitalization with Illinois-based private equity firm, Industrial Opportunity Partners, and two related credit facilities
  • Mobile Computing (enterprise workforce automation solutions)  sold to senior executives in management buyout
  • Orbit Garant Drilling Inc. (Canadian based drilling company) (TSX:OGD)  acquires Morris Drilling
  • PrinterOn (mobile printing) sells Spicer Division to Open Text for $11.5 million
  • Geosign raises US$160 million in financing round from American Capital (largest venture financing of a Canadian technology company)