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M&A Lawyer in Montreal Caitlin Rose | Fasken

Caitlin Rose

Partner | Co-Leader, Private Equity Fasken
Jurisdiction Québec, 2009
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Caitlin is co-leader of the Private Equity Group and practices business law with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions and securities. Her practice focuses largely on private equity & venture capital investments, add-ons and divestitures, as well as cross-border M&A. She also regularly acts on behalf of public companies and underwriters, in going public transactions, securities offerings and general securities matters.

Caitlin works closely with some of Québec’s largest private equity firms, as well as their portfolio companies, in M&A activities, reorganizations and serving in a day-to-day advisory capacity. She regularly acts for Novacap, including in its divestiture of Knowlton Development Corporation Inc. (KDC) and its investment with Caisse de dépôt in Nuvei Corporation (previously Pivotal Payments).

Caitlin’s extensive public market experience includes acting for Nuvei in its initial public offering (IPO), for Taiga Motors in its going public transaction, for Goodfood in its going public transaction, for Lumenpulse in its IPO and for a syndicate of underwriters in the IPO of Stingray. Caitlin is regularly consulted by public issuers on continuous disclosure obligations, executive compensation and equity financings. She also advises on privatization transactions, on both the issuer and buyer side.

While assisting clients in various industries, Caitlin has developed particular expertise in the IP/IT sector. She draws on this knowledge in working with the firm’s Intellectual Property and Communications practice groups.

Caitlin is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Mergers & Acquisitions Committee. She is a member of the firm’s Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions Steering Committee, co-leads its Private Equity Steering Committee and is a member of the U.S. Committee. She served as Co-Head of Student Recruitment in Fasken’s Montréal office from 2015 to 2018.

Caitlin is a member of the board of her alma mater, Lower Canada College, as well as the St-Mary’s Hospital Foundation and the Centaur Theatre. She also serves as a director for Young Canadians in Finance (YCIF) and the Canadian Club (Montréal).

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M&A lawyer in Montreal - Caitlin Rose | Fasken


Client Work

  • Fielmann Group acquires Eyevious Style Incorporated,
  • LOGISTEC Corporation announces strategic acquisition of Fednav’s terminal division for US $105 million,
  • Zegna acquires minority stake in Norda Run,
  • Noble Foods Nutrition Inc., a Novacap Portfolio Company, acquired by EMPWR Nutrition Group.,
  • Goodfood completes a C$30 million financing of convertible debentures,
  • GrowthCurve Capital acquires a majority interest in Montreal-based leading play-to-earn and game discovery platform,
  • BonLook, a Quebec-based company known for its fashionable styles and technological approach to eyewear, sale to FYidoctors, Canada’s leading diverse healthcare organization, backed by L-Catterton,
  • Coveo Solutions Inc. closes $215 million initial public offering and concurrent private placement,
  • Advent International acquires leading specialty chemicals solutions provider Caldic from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Ongoing since November 2021

Career & Education


  • BCL / LLB McGill University
  • BCL / LLB Université d'Aix-Marseille III
  • BA (Honours), Psychology Queen's University

Community involvement

  • Board member of Lower Canada College
  • Member of Governance Committee of Lower Canada College
  • Board member of Centaur Theatre Company
  • Board member of St Mary’s Hospital Foundation
  • President of St Mary’s Hospital Foundation Young Professional Group (YPG)
  • Member of YPG Wonderball Committee
  • Board member of le Cercle Canadien
  • Member of Leadership of American Bar Association’s Business Law Section M&A Subcommittee

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board member of Young Canadians in Finance
  • Founding member of Executive of Young Canadians in Finance - Women's Initiative
  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Montréal Bar
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of American Bar Association, M&A and Private Equity Groups
  • Member of Canadian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (CVCA)
  • Member of Réseau Capital


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Moderator Managing Your Investment in the Private Equity Space: Who Wears What Hat, When, and Where ABA Business Law Committee Essentials CLE, cosponsored by the Private Equity Subcommittee and the M&A Subcommittee.
Panelist Trends and Updates on Representation and Warranty Insurance ABA Business Law Private Equity M&A Subcommittee Meeting location location Laguna Beach


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