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Richard Provencher

Lawyer

Professional career

Partner

Mr. Richard Provencher practices mainly in the fields of Securities Law, Corporate and Commercial Law and Financing.

Mr. Provencher represents issuers and brokerage firms in matters such as public and private financing. He also counsels private venture capital funds, advises companies seeking financing and assists them in planning and listing securities on the stock exchange, whether through an initial public offering, a capital pool company, or a reverse takeover. He also advises public issuers on all of the aspects relating to corporate governance and continuous disclosure.

Significant mandates

$500-million base shelf prospectus filing by Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. – January 2019

Short form prospectus by Les Fonds RGP Investissements – November 2018

Privatization of Sigma Industries inc. by NanoXplore inc. and $18 million plan of arrangement – September 2018

Implementation of a significant amount of a $1.1 billion global financing structure by Nemaska Lithium Inc. – June 2018

– Public equity financing by way of prospectus (firm hold) of $280 million
– Private equity financing of $80 million
– Private international financing by issuing $ 500 million bonds

Short form prospectus by Les fonds R.E.G.A.R. Gestion Privé – April 2018

Privatization of NAPEC inc. by a subsidiary company of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and $320 million plan of arrangement – February 2018

Acquisition of mining assets in Quebec from Richmont Mines Inc. in 2017 for $24 million by Corporation Aurifère Monarques- September 2017

Qualifying transaction between Capital Orletto Inc. and Groupe Santé Devonian Inc. for $41 million – May 2017

Public equity financing of $14.95 million by way of prospectus by Opsens Inc. – December 2016

Privatization of Manac inc. by a group of investors for $186 million – October 2015

Implications

Co-author of the Securities Law volume of the business law collection of JurisClasseur Québec

Guest speaker for the certification in corporate governance program of the Collège des administrateurs du Québec

Guest speaker at the Managing a Public Company workshop given by the TSX Venture Exchange

Guest speaker for the Bachelor’s degree and Master’s program of the Faculty of Law of Laval University

Member of the Securities Committee of the Canadian Bar Association