Enda Wong Photo
Enda Wong Photo
Enda Wong Photo

Enda Wong is an experienced business lawyer whose practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and venture capital investments. She has recognized expertise in acquisition financing and corporate organizations and structuring.

Practising both common law and civil law, and called to the bar in Ontario and Québec, Enda works on a variety of regional, national and cross-border transactions. She is trusted for advice on the similarities and differences between the two legal systems. Enda has gained significant experience and industry knowledge in the technology and food and beverages sectors.

Acting on behalf of private enterprises, institutional and private equity investors and non-profit organizations, Enda provides counsel on commercial, regulatory and compliance-related issues, including in respect of services agreements, contests filings and compliance with the Charter of the French Language.

Before joining McMillan, Enda worked in the legal department of a large international pharmaceutical company, and volunteered with the McGill Legal Information Clinic and Pro-Bono Students Canada while studying law.



Representative Matters

Recent key mandates and transactions pursuant to which Enda was involved include the following:

  • Represented Novacap in inter alia its acquisition of Foliot Furniture, its acquisition and subsequent sale of Onstream Pipeline Inspection Services (CVCA’s 2019 Private Equity Deal of the Year for Western Canada), acquisition and subsequent sale of Chemical Computing Group, CVCA’s 2018 Private Equity Deal of the Year for Canada, acquisition and subsequent sale of Firmex, acquisition of Intelerad Medical Systems, acquisition of Fibrenoire, sale of Creaform
  • Represented Live Nation in its strategic partnership with Evenko
  • Represented Corporation Financière BDG in its acquisition of Compass Food Sales Company and Les Industries Cendrex
  • Represented Cision in its acquisition of CEDROM-SNI
  • Represented a US-based private equity firm in its acquisition of an audiobooks company
  • Represented a UK-based public company on its acquisition of a North American distributor of electronic equipment and musical instruments
  • Acted as Canadian counsel to various US-based private equity firms in various acquisitions, divestures and add-on transactions involved in the food, consumer goods, manufacturing and services industries

News


Media Mentions


Rankings & Recognition

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2023) as a leading lawyer in the area of Corporate Law
  • Recognized in the 2022 Lexpert Special Edition on Finance and M&A as one of Canada’s Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers
  • Recognized in the 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended Lawyer in the area of Corporate Mid-Market
  • Winner in the Lexpert 2021 Rising Star Awards: Leading Lawyer Under 40
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2022) as a leading lawyer in the area of Corporate Law
  • Recognized in the 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Leading Lawyer to Watch in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Recognized in the 2021 Lexpert Special Edition on Finance and M&A as one of Canada’s Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers
  • Recognized in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Leading Lawyer to Watch in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions

Education & Admissions

2013
Called to the Ontario bar
2009
Called to the Québec bar
2008
BCL / LLBMcGill University
2005
BA (Political Sciences, Psychology)McGill University

Publications

Insights (4 Posts)

Featured Insight

Quebec: New Obligations in Terms of Corporate Transparency

Details Québec's new measures and improvements made to the information available in the registre des entreprises in order to improve companies' transparency.

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Feb 1, 2023
Featured Insight

Bill 96: How changes to French language legislation will impact your Business Practices and Documentation

This webinar discusses the newly passed Bill 96 and its impacts on the day-to-day operations on companies doing business in Québec or otherwise interacting with Québec counterparties.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Featured Insight

Bill 96 – Dates To Remember And Top Five (5) Take-Aways From The Amendment Process

Québec adopted Bill 96, a reform of Québec’s language laws in the province will come into force June 1, 2022. Here are the main changes and a timeline.

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May 30, 2022
Featured Insight

BILL 96 – Top 10 Impacts of the Revised Charter of the French Language on your Business and When to Expect Implementation of Such Revisions

Changes to Québec’s language laws are coming. Here is a top ten list of potential impacts, and the likely timeline and process for adoption.

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May 19, 2021

Deals & Cases (10 Posts)

Featured Insight

Live Nation Entertainment forms strategic partnership with evenko

Live Nation Entertainment forms strategic partnership with evenko

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Dec 19, 2019
Featured Insight

Novacap acquires majority stake in Foliot Furniture

McMillan LLP was involved in all facets of the transaction and provided multi-disciplinary advice to Novacap with a team led by Charles Chevrette and Enda Wong (Corporate & M&A).

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Nov 30, 2019
Featured Insight

Vertu FX Limited Partnership and BDC Capital Inc. complete acquisition of Firmex Holdings Inc.

Novacap was represented in-house by Josiane Turcotte, Senior Legal Counsel, by Charles Chevrette, Enda Wong, Christian Abouchaker and David Zhou (M&A), Michael Ranger (Tax), Eric Friedman (Banking) and Bruce McWilliam (Technology) of McMillan LLP.

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Feb 1, 2019
Featured Insight

Mistras Group Announces Acquisition of Onstream Pipeline Inspection for $143 Million

McMillan LLP acted as counsel to NOVACAP and affiliates in connection with the sale transaction with Josiane Turcotte as lead in-house counsel at NOVACAP.

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Dec 13, 2018
Featured Insight

Novacap acquires a majority stake in Joseph Ribkoff Inc.

McMillan LLP acted as counsel to the Sellers with a team led by Max Mendelsohn and comprised of Alexandre Koch (Corporate and M&A), Béatrice Méthé (Corporate and M&A), Enda Wong (Corporate and M&A), Penny Genovezos (Corporate), Casey Halladay (Competition), Michel Ranger (Tax), Pierre-Christian Hoffman (Real Estate), Shari Munk-Manel (Employment) and A. Max Jarvie (Financing).

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Feb 2, 2018
Featured Insight

Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. completes sale of two dealerships

Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. completes sale of two dealerships

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Aug 1, 2015
Featured Insight

G3 Global Grain Group buys majority stake in G3 Canada Limited (formerly The Canadian Wheat Board)

G3 Global Grain Group buys majority stake in G3 Canada Limited (formerly The Canadian Wheat Board)

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Jul 30, 2015
Featured Insight

AMETEK Acquires Creaform, a Novacap Portfolio Company

On October 30, 2013 NOVACAP Technologies III L.P. and Desjardins Venture Capital Inc. completed the sale of Creaform Inc.

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Oct 30, 2013
Featured Insight

Public Mobile Inc. Acquisition by Thomvest Seed Capital Inc.

Public Mobile Inc. ("Public Mobile"), a telecommunication company headquartered in Toronto and operating a wireless network in Québec and Ontario

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Jun 1, 2013
Featured Insight

AXA SA and Intact Financial Corporation complete the purchase and sale of AXA Canada Inc.

AXA SA and Intact Financial Corporation complete the purchase and sale of AXA Canada Inc.

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Sep 23, 2011