Francis Lussier

Associate

Montréal
FLussier@blg.com
514.954.2568

Francis Lussier focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, corporate financing, as well as the drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements.

Within the framework of his employment with the firm, he was seconded to the Litigation Department of one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies.

Before his legal studies, Francis participated in a number of research projects designed to shed light on the mysteries of cancer, in a laboratory now recognized as one of most innovative research centres in Québec. He also worked in the civil engineering laboratory at McGill University on an environmental remediation project for Québec.

Experience

  • Triple M Metal in its joint venture with ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada to create Integrated Metal Recycling Inc.
  • Groupe Daubigny and VetStrategy, Canada's leading and largest operator of veterinary clinics, in its sale to private equity firm Berkshire Partners.
  • CI Financial Corp. (TSX: CIX) in its acquisition of a minority interest in Assante Dorval, a provider of comprehensive, customized wealth planning services across the province of Quebec,  from Assante Wealth Management (Canada) Ltd.
  • MACH Capital Inc., a private equity investment firm, in its acquisition of La Cordée Plein Air, an outdoor equipment retailer.
  • Fonds de Solidarité (F.T.Q.), BDC Capital and all other shareholders in the sale of Reflex Photonics Inc. to Smiths Interconnect (U.K.)
  • McKinsey Consulting in its capital investment and strategic agreement with Element AI (AI)
  • iNovia Capital and other investors in a VC round in Planned Enterprises
  • Lightspeed POS in its acquisition of Chronogolf Inc. (POS solutions)
  • Enertech, Cycle Capital, Fonds de Solidarité FTQ, BDC Capital and Investissement Québec in various VC financing rounds of Power Survey
  • BDC Capital, i-Source, Go Capital, Fonds de Solidarité FTQ and Desjardins-Innovatech in a US$23 million financing of Leddartech (LiDAR tech)
  • Cycle Capital, BDC Capital, Desjardins Capital and Lune Rouge on several VC investments in Agrisoma Bioscience Inc
  • BDC Capital, i-Source, Go Capital, Fonds de Solidarité FTQ, Desjardins-Innovatech and Acces Capital in a $130 million financing transaction of Leddartech (LiDAR tech)
  • Bell Canada on several outsourcing agreements with different Canadian financial institution
  • Cycle Capital and Desjardins-Innovatech for VC investment rounds in Airex Energy
  • ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. in connection with a bought deal public offering of 13,200.000 common shares, conducted through a syndicate of underwirters, for aggregate gross proceeds of $25,080,000
  • Black & McDonald Limited in its acquisition of Pierre Brossard (1981) ltée, a leading construction enterprise in the electrical and civil engineering sector
  • Fonds de Solidarité (F.T.Q.) in a $70 million investment in EBI, leader in the field of waste management, renewable energy production and the use and distribution of natural gas in the province of Québec
  • HollyFrontier Corporation in a CAD$1.125 billion acquisition of Suncor Energy's Petro Canada Lubricants business
  • NorthStar Earth and Space on a CAD$52 million financing with the Governments of Canada and Québec and from strategic partners Telesystem Space Inc. and the Space Alliance of Europe
  • Advisement to a Chinese private equity firm in regard of its online payment platform
  • Advisement to a world leader in robotic intelligence and automation-based strategic and operational digital solutions regarding several trade agreements

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Barreau du Québec

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2018
  • LLB, Université de Montréal, 2017
  • M.Sc. Systems Biology, Université de Montréal, 2014
  • B.Sc. Biochemistry, McGill University, 2013