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Kevin Colan

Kevin Colan


Kevin Colan

Kevin Colan's experience includes representing and advising private equity funds, investment firms and pension funds in connection with the acquisition and disposition of portfolio companies, and providing counsel to public and private companies in connection with strategic acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and investments.

He also represents and advises corporate and partnership issuers in connection with structuring and issuing equity and debt instruments and other financings, and hedge funds in connection with structuring and acquiring investments in public and private companies.

  • Shopify Inc., a multinational ecommerce platform headquartered in Canada, in its acquisition of Deliverr Inc., a California-based ecommerce fulfillment company, for cash and stock worth US$2.1 billion
  • Apollo Global Management, through its Impact platform, in its acquisition of Tony’s Finer Foods, a family-owned grocery chain
  • Insight Partners in financing the acquisition by Kaseya, an IT management and security software provider, of Datto, a security software provider, in a transaction valuing Datto at US$6.2 billion
  • Kroll, a provider of data, technology and insights related to risk, governance and growth, in its acquisition of Resolver, a Canadian provider of risk intelligence software for enterprises
  • Intertape Polymer Group Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of tapes, films and packaging products, in its acquisition by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. in an all-cash transaction valued at US$2.6 billion
  • Chevron Corporation in its acquisition via cash merger of Renewable Energy Group Inc., a producer and supplier of biodiesel and renewable diesel fuels, for US$3.15 billion high-net-worth individual in structuring the family office for a multi-generational family
  • Apollo Global Management in its acquisition of a majority interest in Novolex Holdings LLC, a leading global manufacturer of diverse packaging products, based on a US$6 billion valuation
  • Apollo Global Management in leading, together with Motive Partners, a US$225 million round of funding in CAIS, a leading alternative investment platform
  • 3G Capital in its cash acquisition of a 75% stake in global window covering and architectural product manufacturer, Hunter Douglas N.V., at an enterprise value of US$7.1 billion
  • Ad hoc group of noteholders in connection with 1.5 lien debt investment in A.M. Castle & Co., a leading provider of metals, services, and supply chain solutions
  • General Atlantic in its acquisition of a majority interest in PT Solutions, a leading physical therapy platform, based on a US$1.2 billion valuation
  • Apollo Global Management, through its Impact platform, in its acquisition of a majority interest in Smart Start, LLC, a global provider of alcohol monitoring programs utilizing ignition interlock devices
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in connection with the acquisition, together with Centerbridge Partners, of Medical Solutions, a healthcare professional placement company, based on a US$2.3 billion valuation
  • BioEnergy DevCo, a global leader in anaerobic digestion facilities, in connection with a US$100 million financing by Irradiant Partners
  • Cenovus Energy Inc. in connection with the integration of its US groups following its amalgamation with Husky Energy Inc.
  • Ovintiv/Encana in its reorganization and establishment of corporate domicile in the US
  • Just Energy Group Inc. in connection with its recapitalization and debt restructuring
  • Public Canadian manufacturing company in connection with its strategic investment in a technology venture fund
  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan in its acquisition of a minority stake in Chobani
  • Emerging technology company in its non-US re-domicile and capital restructuring
  • Husky Energy Inc. in connection with the acquisition of an oil refinery in Superior, WI
  • U.K. public company in its US$5 billion internal restructuring and combination of two US consolidated groups and its implementation of a UK-US cross-border tax efficient financing
  • Canadian pension fund in connection with US REIT investments
  • Imperial Tobacco Group plc in connection with its US$7.1 billion acquisition of brands and other assets from Reynolds American, Inc
  • Advised Admiral Group plc on the sale of Insurance Agency, LLC to Insurify, Inc.

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Career and qualifications

  • Dartmouth College, A.B in Philosophy, magna cum laude (1998)
  • Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude (2001)
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2002
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a partner September 2022