Christian Gauthier advises local and international clients on mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and securities law matters. He assists acquirers and target companies with the acquisition and sale of public and private entities (including by way of take-over bid, arrangements, amalgamations and asset transfers), IPOs, secondary public offerings of debt and equity, private placements, joint-ventures, reorganizations, restructurings and proxy battles in the energy, mining, technology, media & telecom, financial, real estate, retail and other industries.

Christian recently acted as the principal partner on the following transactions:
¥ Clarke’s $100.5 million sale of its truckload, less-than-truckload and freight logistics businesses to Transforce Inc.;
¥ OneRoof Energy Group’s $50 million cross border TSX-Venture IPO;
¥ Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s $200 million high yield note offering as part of a $550 million refinancing;
¥ General Donlee Canada’s $113 million sale to Triumph Group, Inc.;
¥ Ontario Teachers Pension Plan’s sale of Nexcap to Element Financial;
¥ Crius Energy Trust’s $100 million cross-border TSX IPO;
¥ Precision Castparts’ acquisitions of (a) Aerostructure and Industrial Products from HŽroux-Devtek for $300 million; and (b) Centra Industries Inc. for an undisclosed price; and
¥ Meridian Credit Union’s amalgamation with Desjardins Credit Union to form a credit union with $8 billion in assets under management

Christian was an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario, where he co-taught “The Art of the Deal” from 2010 to 2012 and an adjunct professor at the York University Faculty of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, where he co-taught Canadian Business Associations in Osgoode’s Professional LLM program. Christian was a special lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University, where he co-taught advanced corporate law from 2008 to 2010.

Doug has been a Principal in Kakayshun Corp., a business strategy consulting and investment company based in Toronto since 2009. From 2001 until 2009 Doug was the Chairman and CEO of Perimeter Financial Corp. a financial service infrastructure firm based in Toronto.

From 1993 to 2000, Doug was founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of E*TRADE Technologies Inc., formerly VERSUS Technologies Inc. VERSUS went public in March 1999, and was sold to E*TRADE Group, based in Menlo Park, California, in August 2000. The firm created, developed, and distributed access to proprietary electronic trading technologies for institutional investors, dealers and retail investors.

Prior to 1993, Doug was a Vice-President and Director of RBC Dominion Securities Inc., where he was responsible for the design and development of key technology for proprietary quantitative trading strategies.

Doug holds BA (Econ), University of Western Ontario, MBA, IMD, Lausanne Switzerland and Dipl™me Admin. Indust. (MS Industrial Administration), UniversitŽ de Genve.

Doug has been a writer for the Globe and Mail Report on Business Magazine since 2002. Until 2009, he was a monthly columnist reporting on investor issues and trends and recently, has been a Features contributor focusing on economic history analysis of businesses and specific countries.

From 2001 until 2013, he was a member of the Deans Advisory Board of Rotman School of Management at U of T and from 2005 until 2010 was Chair of CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto.

Doug is married to Human Rights activist Jasmine Herlt.