Our Team

Cameron MacCarthy

Partner

I act as a trusted advisor to business owners and management teams, helping them navigate day-to-day challenges and drive value and wealth creation at all stages of the business cycle.

My practice focuses on all aspects of business law, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate reorganizations, and corporate finance.

I also have extensive experience in the negotiation of shareholder agreements, investor rights agreements, advising on corporate governance matters, and assisting clients with other commercial arrangements.

I work closely with the firm’s tax & estate planning group, focusing primarily on corporate structuring, restructuring and private financing transactions.

Education

  • Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers, 2015, Certification
  • CPA Canada’s Indepth Tax Course, Parts I, II and III, 2011 – 2014,
  • Bachelor of Laws, 2010, University of Calgary
  • Bachelor of Arts, 2005, University of Victoria

Call to the Bar

2011, Law Society of Alberta

Representative Work

  • A private FinTech company on a variety of corporate and commercial matters including seed and early-stage financing rounds, the latter of which was led by a technology-focused venture capital firm.
  • A private SaaS company (automated customer acquisition technology) on a variety of corporate and commercial matters.
  • A Netherlands-based private equity firm in connection with its majority investment in a Canadian-based thermal science and technology company.
  • An agriculture equipment company in connection with its sale to a private equity firm.
  • A private combustion equipment integration and service company in connection with a variety of corporate and commercial matters including shareholder and management succession initiatives.
  • A public software and technology company on a variety of corporate and commercial matters including dilutive and non-dilutive financings, the divestiture of a non-core business unit, and the development of its cleantech enhanced oil recovery technology.
  • A private water logistics company on a variety of corporate and commercial matters including a tax-efficient recapitalization and the execution of its acquisition and diversification strategy.
  • A private R&D and consulting firm (development and deployment of novel technologies in connection with energy systems, space and defence, theory and computation, blockchain and cybersecurity, medical technology, and advanced research projects) on a variety of corporate and commercial matters.
  • A vertical innovation and urbanization company (disruptive hybrid concrete and steel modular technology) on a variety of corporate and commercial matters including joint ventures, strategic investments, and shareholder and management succession initiatives.
  • A private cannabis retailer on a variety of corporate and commercial matters including seed and early-stage financing rounds, strategic investments, and complex commercial arrangements.
  • A private equity firm in connection with the formation and capitalization of its investment funds and related debt and equity investment strategies.
  • A private investment fund in connection with it tax-driven restructuring.
  • A private investment company in connection with its acquisition of a majority equity interest in a private oilfield tubular inspection and repair company and related restructuring.
  • A private oilfield product and services company in connection with the $214 million sale of its business and assets to the artificial lift division of a global oilfield product and services company.
  • A private oilfield services company in connection with its sale of a majority equity interest to a global oilfield product and services company based on an enterprise value of $92 million.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Council Member, Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth (Calgary Chapter)

Recent Media

Next steps for Canada’s budding marijuana industry up to provinces – May 10, 2017 (This article originally appeared on TheLawyerDaily.ca published by LexisNexis Canada Inc.)

Turning to a Mentor – A friendly piece of advise can go far(Quoted) – March 3, 2017 (Lawyer’s Weekly)

Proposed changes to Income Tax Act spark conversation on succession planning ‘problem’ – February 17, 2017 (This article originally appeared on TheLawyerDaily.ca published by LexisNexis Canada Inc.)

Select Speaking Engagements

Chair, Legal Education Society of Alberta: Buying & Selling a Business, Calgary, Alberta, December 3, 2019, and Edmonton, Alberta, December 10, 2019

Presenter, “Deal Making in Down Markets: Capturing Strategic Opportunities in Distressed Markets by Bridging the Valuation Gap Between Buyers and Sellers” Legal Education Society of Alberta: Buying & Selling a Business, Edmonton, Alberta, April 9, 2015, and Calgary, Alberta, April 23, 2015