Andrew Hennigar

Associé

Vancouver

Andrew's practice is focused primarily on merger and acquisition transactions for private companies, with a particular emphasis on the technology, professional services, manufacturing and industrial sectors. This includes whole company acquisitions and divestitures, distressed/bankrupcy M&A, venture capital and private equity transactions, and strategic alliances and partnerships.

Andrew is BLG's Technology Sector Lead. In this role, Andrew seeks to bring BLG's deep technology industry expertise to market to solve client challenges across a variety of corporate, regulatory and disputes-oriented practice areas with informed, relevant and practical advice.

His expertise extends to Canada-U.S. cross-border transactions. Andrew began his career in New York and spent several years working at a leading law firm there before relocating to Vancouver.

Experience

  • ACI Argyle Communications Inc., one of Canada's leading independent public relations and communications firms, in the creation of believeco:partners, a national public relations, brand management, and indigenous relations platform.
  • Bellpark Horticulture, a supplier of automation systems for the agriculture industry, in its sale to AdeptAg.
    Netflix, Inc.
    on the Canadian aspects of its global acquisition of animation studio Animal Logic Studios.
  • Bastide le Confort Medical in its acquisition of Medpro Respiratory Care.
  • Netflix, Inc. on the Canadian aspects of its global acquisition of Scanline VFX, Inc.
  • InvestX Capital Ltd., a leading private market secondaries platform and financial technology company, in its investment from strategic investors Jefferies Financial Group Inc., Virtu Financial and Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.
  • FT Synthetics Inc. in its sale to an affiliate of Standard Industries Inc.
  • Shearwater Research Inc. in its sale to U.S. private equity fund BRS & Co.
  • Canwest Tanks & Ecological Systems Inc. in its sale to a confidential buyer.
  • Aimia Loyalty Solutions in its merger with Kognitiv Corporation to form a technology-forward loyalty solutions provider.
  • FW Fitness BC Ltd. in its acquisition of the assets of SNFW Fitness BC Ltd (Steve Nash Fitness World) pursuant to a receivership sale.
  • IFS AB in its acquisition of software developer Clevest Solutions Inc., and as Canadian counsel in its acquisition of Axios Systems.
  • Frontier Growth in its investment in Jane Software Inc.
  • JD Sports Fashion plc in its acquisition of Onepointfive Ventures Inc. (dba Livestock).
  • Finning International Inc. in its acquisition of the 4Refuel group of companies.
  • Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc. in its acquisition of Hemmera Envirochem Inc.
  • A Fortune 100 technology company in multiple acquisitions of intellectual property assets.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Association for Corporate Growth (BC Chapter), Board Member
  • Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Adjunct Professor (2018-present)

Community Involvement

  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Young Professionals Advisory Board Member

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2023 edition of Chambers Canada (Corporate/Commercial - British Columbia)
  • Recognized in the 2022 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Technology & Health Sciences
  • Recognized in the 2022 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Private Equity).
  • Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2021) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Law) and in 2022 (Mergers and Acquisitions Law)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Colombie-Britannique, 2012
  • New York, 2007
  • JD, Université de Toronto, 2006
  • BCom, Université McGill, 2003