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Expertise

Year of Call

Ontario, 1990

Education

LL.B., Western University, 1988

B.Comm., Queen's University, 1984

Frank P. Arnone

Frank Arnone is a partner in our Business Law Group and the Co-Chair of the Private Equity Group. His practice emphasizes domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance for a wide variety of issuer, underwriter and private equity clients. He offers extensive experience working on complex transactions in a wide range of industry sectors. Frank also provides ongoing advice on securities law, stock exchange compliance and corporate governance matters.

Frank has written extensively on a wide variety of private equity, corporate finance and securities topics including corporate governance, and is a contributing editor of Federated Press’ Corporate Financing Journal. From 1996 to 2001, Frank lectured as an adjunct professor in securities law at the Faculty of Law at Queen's University. Prior to joining Cassels Brock, Frank was a partner at another national firm where he headed the Securities Group and the Private Equity Group. At that firm he represented clients on the matters listed below.

Selected Representative Matters

  • Investindustrial on the Canadian aspects of its acquisition of Jacuzzi Brands
  • The underwriters in connection with an offering by First Quantum Minerals Ltd. of $1.5 billion of Senior Notes due 2024 and Senior Notes due 2026
  • Luminate Capital in connection with its investment in Conexiom, in support of its global growth strategy
  • Bunker Hill Capital, on the sale of its portfolio company Rizing, to One Equity Partners
  • SK Capital on its acquisition of the fire safety and oil additives business of Israel Chemicals Ltd., with a transaction value of approximately US$1 billion
  • Spin Master on its $150 million bought deal secondary offering of subordinate voting shares
  • Spin Master on its $130 million bought deal treasury and secondary offering of subordinate voting shares and its $253 million initial public offering of subordinate voting shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Knape & Vogt, a Wind Point Partners portfolio company, on its acquisition of ISE (International Source for Ergonomics)
  • A Peak Rock Capital on its acquisition of Highline Produce and an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, on the sale of Highline Produce
  • Pritzker Group on the Canadian aspects of its acquisition of PLZ Aeroscience from Olympus Partners
  • An affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, on the Canadian aspects of the sale of its investment in Vari-Form, to Crowne Group LLC
  • An affiliate of Accel-KKR on its acquisition of Procure-to-Pay (P2P) from ADP
  • Vista Equity Partners on the Canadian aspects of its acquisition of a majority stake of Mediaocean and on its investments in Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies
  • An affiliate of Drew Industries Incorporated on its acquisition of Spectal Industries
  • An affiliate of H.I.G. Capital on the Canadian aspects of its acquisition of J.A. Jack & Sons
  • Cormark Securities in connection with an offering by BuildDirect.com

Frank is currently a Vice Chair and member of the Board of Directors and Nominating & Governance Committee of the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy. He also serves as member of the Board of Directors of Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare, and Chair of the Governance Committee. He was previously a member of the Quality & Patient Safety Committee.

ACHIEVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 & 2020 (Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity; Securities)
  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2018 (Capital Markets)
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017 (Capital Markets and M&A and Governance)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 (Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market and Private Equity)
  • Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2017
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2016 (Corporate Finance & Securities)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Corporate Finance & Securities; Private Equity)