Pascale Dionne

Partner

Montréal
PDionne@blg.com
514.954.2516

Pascale Dionne’s special expertise in commercial law includes extensive experience in corporate finance. Having worked with a wide array of clients on a variety of transactions, Pascale has a broad and thorough understanding of business issues. This helps her devise optimal strategies and achieve desired outcomes for the benefit of all parties involved.

Pascale has unique expertise in mezzanine and subordinated financing, as well as with structuring and negotiating intercreditors arrangements. She is also experienced in the taking of security interest over various class types of assets and rights, including aircraft, aircraft engines, mining rights and contracts.

Her clients greatly appreciate the services she provides. Her project management, drafting and negotiation skills ensure these often complex operations are carried out seamlessly.

Experience

  • NouvLR in connection with the procurement and construction of Montréal’s Light Rail Train Project (Réseau Express Métropolitain).
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in an equity investment in the Metro Supply Chain Group.
  • NorthStar Earth and Space Inc. on their C$52 million financing with the governments of Canada and Québec, as well as from strategic partners Telesystem Space Inc. and the Space Alliance of Europe. 
  • A private Canadian investment fund in connection with the establishment of credit facilities worth tens of millions of dollars to support its growth strategy.
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in a $7M venture capital equity investment in TrackTik Software Inc. and in its second round of financing.
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in an investment made through a subordinated loan to the Metro Supply Chain Group.
  • CiToxLAB Group Inc. in connection with its acquisition of AccelLAB Inc.
  • A large corporation specialized in telecommunications infrastructures, in connection with the setting-up of a first banking syndicate providing credit facilities of over $100M.
  • Acted for non-residents in implementing leveraged financing for the hostile take-over of a public company and its concurrent closure operation.
  • A Québec manufacturer with facilities and activities in North America and Europe in setting up various secured asset-based credit facilities worth several millions of dollars.
  • The potential buyer of various sawmills in Québec in a transaction worth over $200M.
  • Acted as principal legal advisor to the buyer in connection with the management buy-out of Cad Railway Industries and with the concurrent financing.
  • The buyer in the purchase of several pulp and paper plants and sawmills in Québec and the arrangement of several publicly-sourced financings, each totalling over $100M, to finance purchasing and converting the plants.
  • The operator of a nursing home involved in a construction project financed by way of a public-private partnership.
  • Tenderers in calls for tenders for the supply and sale to Hydro-Québec of electricity generated by cogeneration power stations.
  • An owner and operator of fibre optics networks in concluding certain agreements for the design-build construction and maintenance of those networks and their co-ownership.
  • Corporations owning fibre optics networks in Québec and Ontario in connection with their merger with a competitor and with the investment in the new corporation by a private  fund.

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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 (and since 2020) edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Banking and Finance Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2018) of Best Lawyers in Canada (Banking and Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • Recognized in the 2020 of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market) and in the 2018 edition (Banking & Financial Institutions)
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition — Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers
  • Designated as an "Incontournable du droit", in 2015 by the magazine Première en Affaires
  • Recognized as a Rising Star by Lexpert® in 2013

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 1996
  • Certificate, Accelerated Leadership Program, Harvard Law School, 2018
  • LLB (Honours), Université de Montréal, 1995