Fasken is one of Canada’s largest business law firms with a significant presence in the key business centres of Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. Its Private Equity Group, comprised of over 100 lawyers, regularly acts for key Canadian and foreign private equity firms investing in Canada. Fasken has significant expertise in private and public M&A transactions, providing guidance from fund formation, to investments and through to IPOs and other exit strategies. The Group regularly acts for foreign private equity firms in their acquisitions of Canadian entities, including tax structuring and regulatory advice. Fasken has renowned expertise in mining, communications, technology and life sciences, as well as robust labour and employment and environmental lawyers across the country. Fasken’s private equity clients include Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Catalyst Capital (Canada’s second largest private equity firm), Novacap (with over Cdn$3.2 billion in AUM), Stern Partners and Svoboda Capital Partners).