Georges Dubé 

Georges Dubé

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7876
e: georges.dube@mcmillan.ca

overview

Georges Dubé has a corporate commercial practice with extensive experience in corporate securities, private equity and corporate governance. His practise involves public and private securities offerings, take-over bids as well as mergers and acquisitions, both in the Canadian and cross-border context.

With transactional experience in industries including mining, real estate and REITs, technology and financial institutions, Georges assists clients in achieving their goals while safeguarding their interests in the complex public transactional landscape. Clients include public issuers (large, mid-cap as well as emerging), bank-owned and independent investment banks, activist shareholders, and domestic and foreign acquirers of Canadian public entities. He is often called upon to assist with strategic decisions by boards of directors and acts for special committees and financial advisors of public issuer boards in the context of change of control or related-party transactions.

In 2010, Georges was appointed by the Ontario Securities Commission to the Securities Advisory Committee for a two-year term. The committee provides advice to the OSC on legislative and policy initiatives and capital markets trends. Members are chosen based on expertise and a strong interest in the development of securities regulatory policy.

Georges served as a trustee of Slate Office REIT, a Canadian publicly traded REIT, from 2012 to 2017. He is consistently recognized by Lexpert® as a leading corporate finance and securities lawyer.

Representative Matters

  • NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT public offering whereby NorthWest sold an aggregate of 8,544,500 trust units of REIT at price of $10.10 per unit, which includes 1,114,500 Units issued pursuant to the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the underwriters of the Offering by NorthWest, on a bought deal basis, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $86.3 million
  • Cargojet Inc. in connection with a $115 million bought deal offering of convertible debentures in September 2016
  • NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT in connection with a $140 million bought deal offering of units and convertible debentures in July 2016. Counsel to the syndicate of underwriters co-led by RBC Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets and National Bank Financial
  • Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust in connection with a $149.8 million bought deal prospective offering of units in June 2016 – Counsel to the syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets
  • Park Lawn Corporation in connection with a $24.2 million bought deal prospectus offering of subscription receipts in December, 2015 - Counsel to syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial

Publications

Getting the Deal Through (Canada Chapter) – Private Equity 2019 – Transactions

News

60 McMillan Lawyers Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
McMillan lawyers recognized in the 2019 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
McMillan Lawyers Recognized in 2018 Lexpert's Report on Business Special Edition - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers
McMillan lawyers well-represented in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
McMillan lawyers recognized in Lexpert's Special Edition on Global Mining 2017-18
McMillan Lawyers Recognized in 2017 Lexpert/Report on Business Special Edition - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers
McMillan lawyers well-represented in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
McMillan lawyers recognized in the 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
McMillan lawyers well-represented in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

Education

  • McGill University, LL.B. - 1992
  • Georgetown University, BSc (Foreign Service) - 1988

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 1994

Practices

corporate finance
mergers and acquisitions
private equity
cryptocurrency and blockchain

Industries

mining
commercial real estate
information technology
life sciences

Awards & Rankings

  • 2019, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Most Frequently Recommended lawyer in the area of Corporate Finance & Securities, a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions, and a Consistently Recommended lawyer in the area of Mining
  • 2019, Lexpert Report on Business on Corporate 2019 – Special Edition - Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyer
  • 2019, Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Corporate Finance 
  • 2019, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide - Highly Regarded in Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, and M&A
  • 2018, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area of Corporate Finance & Securities; a Consistently Recommended lawyer in the area of Mining; and Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the areas of Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 2018, Lexpert/Report on Business - Special Edition - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyer.
  • 2017, Lexpert/Report on Business Corporate Special Edition - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyer.
  • 2017, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Most frequently recommended: Corporate Finance & Securities and Mining. Repeatedly recommended: Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 2017, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada - Recognized as leading corporate finance, and securities mining lawyer
  • 2016-17, Lexpert Special Edition - Global Mining. Recognized as a leading lawyer
  • 2016, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions, mining, private equity
  • 2016, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Recognized as a leading corporate finance and securities lawyer
  • 2015, Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada. Recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the area of corporate finance and securities, and mining

Media Mentions

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Georges Dubé has a corporate commercial practice with extensive experience in corporate securities, private equity and corporate governance. His practise involves public and private securities offerings, take-over bids as well as mergers and acquisitions, both in the Canadian and cross-border context.

With transactional experience in industries including mining, real estate and REITs, technology and financial institutions, Georges assists clients in achieving their goals while safeguarding their interests in the complex public transactional landscape. Clients include public issuers (large, mid-cap as well as emerging), bank-owned and independent investment banks, activist shareholders, and domestic and foreign acquirers of Canadian public entities. He is often called upon to assist with strategic decisions by boards of directors and acts for special committees and financial advisors of public issuer boards in the context of change of control or related-party transactions.

In 2010, Georges was appointed by the Ontario Securities Commission to the Securities Advisory Committee for a two-year term. The committee provides advice to the OSC on legislative and policy initiatives and capital markets trends. Members are chosen based on expertise and a strong interest in the development of securities regulatory policy.

Georges served as a trustee of Slate Office REIT, a Canadian publicly traded REIT, from 2012 to 2017. He is consistently recognized by Lexpert® as a leading corporate finance and securities lawyer.

  • NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT public offering whereby NorthWest sold an aggregate of 8,544,500 trust units of REIT at price of $10.10 per unit, which includes 1,114,500 Units issued pursuant to the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the underwriters of the Offering by NorthWest, on a bought deal basis, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $86.3 million
  • Cargojet Inc. in connection with a $115 million bought deal offering of convertible debentures in September 2016
  • NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT in connection with a $140 million bought deal offering of units and convertible debentures in July 2016. Counsel to the syndicate of underwriters co-led by RBC Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets and National Bank Financial
  • Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust in connection with a $149.8 million bought deal prospective offering of units in June 2016 – Counsel to the syndicate of underwriters co-led by BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets
  • Park Lawn Corporation in connection with a $24.2 million bought deal prospectus offering of subscription receipts in December, 2015 - Counsel to syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial