Barry N. Segal

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Barry N. Segal

Barry N. Segal

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Biography

Barry Segal has a diverse tax practice that includes public and private M&A, debt restructurings, corporate finance, corporate reorganizations, structuring private equity investments, advising domestic and cross-border investment funds, and international tax planning for Canadian and foreign corporations. He also acts as counsel on federal and provincial tax audits and appeals.

 


Professional experience

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LL.B., University of Ottawa, 1998
B.Com., McGill University, 1994

  • Ontario 2000

Mr. Segal has acted recently for the following clients:

  • Parmalat, on its proposed acquisition of Kraft Canada's natural cheese division for $1.62 billion
  • Nuuvera, a global cannabis company founded on Canadian principles, on its combination with Aphria by plan of arrangement for C$826 million. Under the terms of the agreement, Aphria will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Nuuvera for a total consideration of approximately $8.50 per Nuuvera share, payable in cash and common shares of Aphria
  • Smoothwater Capital Corporation on a C$100 million acquisition of Equity Financial Holdings Inc., which offers residential mortgage loans through its wholly owned subsidiary, Equity Financial Trust Company, pursuant to a court-approved plan of arrangement
  • OC Special Opportunities Fund, LP, a Cayman-based private equity fund managed by Orange Capital Ventures GP, LP, a New York City-based fund manager, on its acquisition of all the issued and outstanding common shares, warrants and options of Gaming Nation Inc., a Canadian online fantasy sports company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, by way of plan of arrangement for consideration equivalent to C$0.95 per share (for a total purchase price of approximately C$44 million)
  • InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust in its acquisition by Bluesky Hotels and Resorts by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) for approximately C$2.1 billion
  • Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. in connection with the sale of the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to a consortium of Canadian and international infrastructure equity investors
  • Yamana Gold Inc. with its acquisition, with Agnico Eagle, of Osisko’s outstanding common shares for $3.9 billion
  • Dundee Corporation with the spin-off of DREAM Unlimited Corp. by means of a plan of arrangement
  • KFS Capital LLC and Kingsway Financial Services Inc. in connection with a partial take-over bid for 1,500,000 units of Kingsway Linked Return of Capital Trust at a unit price of $20 in cash
  • Nortel Networks Corporation in the sale of its enterprise solutions business unit to Avaya Inc. for US$900 million

 

  • Acritas Stars 2019 – Designated as an "Independently rated lawyer" 
  • Acritas Stars 2018 – Designated as a "Star" lawyer by a panel of over 4,300 clients
  • Regular speaker at tax seminars
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Lecturer on butterfly transactions, Western University
  • Director/officer, Blessings in a Backpack: Feeding the Future of Canada, a charitable organization
  • Director, Skin Cancer Canada, a charitable organization