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About Mark

Mark is an experienced mergers and acquisitions lawyer, with a strong track record of successfully advising Canadian, American and international clients in complex domestic and cross-border transactions.

Mark routinely acts for clients in strategic acquisitions and divestitures and private equity firms, and their portfolio companies, in investments, add-ons, exits and divestitures. In addition to Mark's mergers and acquisitions practice, he routinely advises clients on equity and debt financing, including venture capital, private placements and convertible debt, corporate restructuring and corporate governance.

Mark takes pride in serving clients across a diverse range of industries, encompassing information technology, biotechnology, consumer products, financial services, and construction. His multifaceted industry exposure equips him with a deep understanding of sector-specific challenges and opportunities, enabling him to provide tailored legal solutions that align with each client's unique needs and industry dynamics.

Prior to joining Blakes, Mark practised in the corporate commercial group of a large Vancouver-based law firm.

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Recent representative matters include acting for:

  • The Vancouver Professional Baseball LLP in the sale of the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Team to Diamond Baseball Holdings, a U.S. Company

  • A U.S. heavy machinery manufacturer in its sale of a Canadian business division to a privately held industrial holding company in Chicago

  • New Water Capital on its acquisition of Bagwell Supply Ltd., a designer, developer and distributor of flexible intermediate bulk containers and complementary packaging products

  • CAI Capital on its acquisition of LineStar Utility Supply Inc., a supplier of specialty tools, hardware and equipment and provider of services in connection with the utility industry in Canada

  • The vendors of Reign, a Chile-based digital services company, in their sale to Apply Digital

  • A cloud-based dental imaging solution company on its sale to a U.S. purchaser

  • The vendors of a ski resort located in British Columbia, Canada, on its sale to a U.S. purchaser

  • A U.S. private equity firm in its acquisition of a cloud based hotel property management system

  • The vendors of a consumer product company that operates in over 30 countries around the world in their sale to an international private equity firm
Admitted to the California Bar – 2023
Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 2017
JD, University of Victoria – 2016
BSc (Business Management and Marketing), Chestnut Hill College – 2013
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