Colin Ground

Partner | 
Toronto

Colin Ground is a partner in the Business Law Group at Cassels and serves as Chair of the firm’s Infrastructure Group and Co-Chair of the Emerging Companies Group. Colin practises in the areas of project finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, corporate finance and commercial law. His practice involves financings and mergers and acquisitions with both public and private companies. Colin provides legal advice on a wide range corporate, commercial, project finance and transactional matters and regularly acts as lead counsel on M&A transactions, private equity transactions and infrastructure deals in Canada and in a cross-border context. In addition, he advises sponsors and institutional investors in structuring, negotiating and investing in private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds. Colin has a Certificate in Carbon Finance from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Environment.

Colin’s representative work includes having acted for:

  • A US Private Equity firm in its acquisition of the Canadian assets of a US-based manufacturing company
  • A Canadian private equity fund in its acquisition of a series of private health services providers in Canada
  • Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Transportation regarding the C$1 billion Highway 407 East Extension project
  • Infrastructure Ontario and Markham Stouffville Hospital regarding the C$200 million Markham Stouffville Hospital redevelopment project
  • A leading electricity company in the negotiation of a power purchase agreement for renewable energy
  • A TSXV company in the acquisition of a solar power company based in Germany
  • Aegion Corporation in connection with the sale of its 51% interest in Bayou Perma-Pipe Canada
  • Arvind Limited in connection with its acquisitions in Canada
  • Assisting the Chief Negotiator for the Government of Canada in respect of the transfer of legislative authority over lands and resources in the Northwest Territories to the Government of the Northwest Territories