Sandra Sbrocchi 

Sandra Sbrocchi

Ottawa
World Exchange Plaza, Suite 2000
45 O'Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4

t: 613.691.6127
e: sandra.sbrocchi@mcmillan.ca

overview

Sandra practices primarily in the areas of negotiated merger and acquisition transactions (domestic and cross-border), private equity investments, complex corporate reorganizations, financings, private placements and corporate governance. She regularly advises both domestic and international corporations and their boards of directors in connection with their operations throughout Canada. Sandra has significant industry experience in manufacturing, distribution, investment, food services, automotive, electronic, entertainment and retail sectors. She received her LL.B. from the University of Ottawa where she obtained first class honours.

Sandra worked in the Toronto, Ontario office from 2003 until 2012 when she relocated to Ottawa, Ontario.

Representative Matters

  • Canadian counsel to Thoma Bravo in connection with its deal to purchase Canadian advertiser for automotive dealers Trader Corp. from Apax Partners for C$1.57 billion 
  • Acted as Canadian counsel to Sun Capital Partners in connection with PaperWorks' indirect add-on acquisition of CanAmPac, Boehmer Box and Strathcona Paper, a paperboard and consumer packaging manufacturer 
  • Acted as Canadian counsel to Olympus Partners in connection with acquisition of Ennis-Flint, the global leader in pavement markings and traffic safety solutions 
  • Acted as Canadian counsel to ICV Partners in connection with acquisition of SirsiDynix, a leading provider of technology solutions to libraries around the world, from Vista Equity Partners 
  • Acted for Resource Label Group, LLC in connection with its acquisition of A1 Label Inc., a Toronto based label manufacturer 
  • Acted for Royal Sun Alliance in connection with its purchase of GCAN Insurance Company from Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board and minority shareholders for approximately $420 million 
  • Canadian Counsel to a private equity fund in connection with its proposed C$4.4 billion acquisition of an exchange trade funds business 
  • Act for senior secured lenders in complex corporate restructuring to acquire assets of Canwest 
  • Represented over 150 shareholders in the sale of an engineering company to a private investment company 
  • Acted for private equity fund in acquisition of a high performance clothing and accessories company for the sports industries 
  • Acted for private equity fund in sale of an electronic business with facilities in Canada, the US, Finland, Belgium and the United Kingdom 
  • Represented private investment company in connection with the recapitalization of a retail company with over 90 stores across Canada 

Presentations

ACC Ontario: Using Non-Disclosure Agreements & Confidentiality Agreements Effectively
Drafting Confidentiality Clauses and Agreements

Publications

What's Market in Canada, eh? A Comparison of Two Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Point Studies
Preparing Your Company for a Due Diligence Exercise
Privacy in Subscriber Data

Education

  • University of Ottawa, LLB, Cum Laude (Awarded University Academic Merit Scholarship and first class honours) - 2004
  • University of Ottawa, B.S.Sc., Criminology, Magna Cum Laude

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2005

Practices

business law
mergers and acquisitions
private equity
negotiated transactions
business formation
corporate governance
venture capital

Industries

information technology
investments
venture capital
retail
media
startups and emerging companies

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Canada's Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ottawa Women’s Business Network
  • Ottawa Chamber of Commerce

Community Involvement

  • Corporate Secretary of Ottawa Symphony Orchestra

Awards & Rankings

  • McMillan National Leadership in Mentoring Award 2016
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Sandra practices primarily in the areas of negotiated merger and acquisition transactions (domestic and cross-border), private equity investments, complex corporate reorganizations, financings, private placements and corporate governance. She regularly advises both domestic and international corporations and their boards of directors in connection with their operations throughout Canada. Sandra has significant industry experience in manufacturing, distribution, investment, food services, automotive, electronic, entertainment and retail sectors. She received her LL.B. from the University of Ottawa where she obtained first class honours.

Sandra worked in the Toronto, Ontario office from 2003 until 2012 when she relocated to Ottawa, Ontario.

  • Canadian counsel to Thoma Bravo in connection with its deal to purchase Canadian advertiser for automotive dealers Trader Corp. from Apax Partners for C$1.57 billion 
  • Acted as Canadian counsel to Sun Capital Partners in connection with PaperWorks' indirect add-on acquisition of CanAmPac, Boehmer Box and Strathcona Paper, a paperboard and consumer packaging manufacturer 
  • Acted as Canadian counsel to Olympus Partners in connection with acquisition of Ennis-Flint, the global leader in pavement markings and traffic safety solutions 
  • Acted as Canadian counsel to ICV Partners in connection with acquisition of SirsiDynix, a leading provider of technology solutions to libraries around the world, from Vista Equity Partners 
  • Acted for Resource Label Group, LLC in connection with its acquisition of A1 Label Inc., a Toronto based label manufacturer 
  • Acted for Royal Sun Alliance in connection with its purchase of GCAN Insurance Company from Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board and minority shareholders for approximately $420 million 
  • Canadian Counsel to a private equity fund in connection with its proposed C$4.4 billion acquisition of an exchange trade funds business 
  • Act for senior secured lenders in complex corporate restructuring to acquire assets of Canwest 
  • Represented over 150 shareholders in the sale of an engineering company to a private investment company 
  • Acted for private equity fund in acquisition of a high performance clothing and accessories company for the sports industries 
  • Acted for private equity fund in sale of an electronic business with facilities in Canada, the US, Finland, Belgium and the United Kingdom 
  • Represented private investment company in connection with the recapitalization of a retail company with over 90 stores across Canada 
June 10, 2015
Preparing Your Company for a Due Diligence Exercise
Law Society of Upper Canada
The Six-Minute Business Lawyer 2015
June 2014
Privacy in Subscriber Data
Privacy Bulletin
September 30, 2015
ACC Ontario: Using Non-Disclosure Agreements & Confidentiality Agreements Effectively
Ottawa
May 5, 2015
Drafting Confidentiality Clauses and Agreements
The Canadian Bar Association