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About Joshua

Joshua's practice focuses on international inbound and domestic mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures and structured equity.

He has acted as counsel to some of the largest international sponsors, private equity investors and pension funds in connection with buyouts, minority investments, exits, shareholder arrangements, corporate finance and corporate governance.

Joshua joined Blakes in 2021 after practising for five years at preeminent New York-based international law firms.

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Private Equity

  • Audax Private Equity in its C$845-million sale of the Lifemark Health Group, a leading provider of physiotherapy, rehabilitation and medical assessment services, to affiliates of George Weston Limited

  • Audax Private Equity in its acquisition of Thermogenics Inc.

  • ABC Technologies Holdings in connection with its take-private transaction led by Apollo Global and Oaktree Capital

  • Canadian counsel to Partners Group AG in its US$2.2-billion acquisition of Diversitech, a leading provider of HVAC parts and accessories, from Permira Private Equity

  • OMERS Private Equity on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Premise Health Holding Corp.

  • Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division on its acquisition of Restaurant Technologies, Inc.

  • American Securities on its acquisitions of FleetPride, Inc. and Acuren

  • TPG Global on the acquisition by TPG Pace Holdings Corp., a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by TPG Global, of the stock of Accel Entertainment, Inc., with the resulting entity having an initial enterprise value of approximately US$884-million

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • ABC Technologies Holdings in connection with its acquisition of Windsor Mold Group Technologies

  • Cornerstone Building Brands on its acquisition of MAC Metal Architectural

  • Penn National Gaming, Inc. in its US$2-billion acquisition of Score Media and Gaming, Inc., creating a leading North America digital sports content, gaming and technology company

  • Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. on its acquisition of Nu-Tech Precision Metals Inc., a custom manufacturer of specialty extruded metals, fabricated parts and welded components

  • Element Financial Corporation on its US$8.6-billion acquisition of GE Capital's fleet management operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico

  • Element Financial Corporation on its US$5-billion cross-border acquisition of the vehicle fleet management services business of PHH Corporation

Admitted to the New York State Bar – 2018
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2014
JD/MGA (Capital Markets), University of Toronto – 2013
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