Pierre-Olivier Valiquette

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Pierre-Olivier Valiquette

Pierre-Olivier Valiquette



Pierre-Olivier Valiquette's practice is transaction oriented, with a particular focus on securities law and mergers and acquisitions.

He acts on behalf of various Canadian and foreign public and private companies in connection with a wide range of commercial operations, mergers and acquisitions and public and private financings. He also regularly advises a number of Canadian public companies on continuous disclosure obligations, corporate governance issues and other ongoing securities law questions.

Professional experience

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B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University, 2016
B.Sc., Political Science, Université de Montréal, 2013
  • Quebec 2018

Mr. Valiquette has recently acted for the following clients:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., owner of the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia, on its C$4.3 billion going private acquisition by its controlling shareholder, Rio Tinto plc, by way of a Yukon plan of arrangement

  • Le Club Piscine Plus Québec C.P.P.Q. Inc., Pioneer Distribution Inc. and Pool Supplies Canada Inc. in the sale of all of their issued and outstanding shares to Fulcrum Capital Partners
  • The shareholders of Mistplay Inc., a play-to-earn and game discovery platform for mobile games, in a transaction with GrowthCurve Capital whereby GrowthCurve has become the majority shareholder in Mistplay

  • BlueFocus Intelligent Communications Group, a Chinese public company, in connection with the sale of a majority stake in its international group of marketing and advertising agencies, comprised of Cossette, Eleven, Citizen Relations, We Are Social and fuseproject, to a joint venture composed of CVC Capital Partners and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and the rebranding of that group as Plus Company

  • Germain Lamonde, the founder and controlling shareholder of EXFO Inc., on his C$133 million going private acquisition of EXFO Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement

Corporate Finance

  • Patriot Battery Metals Inc., a hard-rock lithium exploration company, in connection with a private placement to Albemarle Corporation for total gross proceeds of approximately C$109 million
  • Taiga Motors Corporation, a Canadian company reinventing the powersports landscape with breakthrough electric off-road vehicles, in connection with an extensive review of various options and alternatives by a special committee of independent members of the board of directors, culminating in the completion of a private placement of 10% secured convertible debentures maturing on March 31, 2028, in an aggregate principal amount of C$40.15 million, with the investors having been granted an option to acquire an additional C$10 million of debentures
  • The agency syndicate in connection with a private offering of an aggregate principal amount of C$700 million senior unsecured notes of Dollarama Inc.
  • The underwriting syndicate in various public offerings of common shares of BELLUS Health Inc. in Canada and the United States for total gross proceeds of approximately US$350 million
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada: Corporate Law, 2023-2024
  • Young McCord Philanthropist
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Young Bar Association of Montreal
  • French
  • English