Caroline Samara 

Caroline Samara

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7060
e: caroline.samara@mcmillan.ca

overview

Caroline is a partner in the firm's Business Law Group in the Toronto office. 

Caroline’s practice focuses on negotiated M&A transactions and assisting domestic and cross-border clients with the acquisitions and sales of businesses, including strategic and private equity investments, acquisitions and divestitures. Caroline also regularly advises clients on internal corporate matters including corporate reorganizations, general corporate transactions and corporate governance issues. 

Caroline works with clients in a variety of industries including private equity, agribusiness, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and energy.

Caroline joined McMillan as a summer student in 2011 and completed her articles with the firm in 2013.

Representative Matters

  • Represented numerous corporate clients with internal corporate reorganizations. 
  • Represented clients supported by various investment trusts in their acquisitions of production and assembly automation companies and related reorganizations. 
  • Represented an independent power producer in the acquisitions of hundreds of solar projects and FIT Contracts. 
  • Represented a chemical and ingredient distributor in its acquisition of a leading food ingredients supplier.
  • Represented a private equity firm in its investment in a solutions extrusion manufacturing company.
  • Represented a private equity firm in its investment in a company providing customized solutions to enterprise customers.
  • Represented a leading chemical distributor in its acquisition of a wholesale fertilizer distributor.
  • Represented a strategic investment firm in its acquisition of a design, engineering, manufacturing and installation services company.
  • Represented a leading chemical distributor in its acquisition of several warehousing, logistics and production companies.
  • Represented a private equity firm in closing multiple transactions since 2013.
  • Represented a private equity firm in its investment in a commercial art developer and distributor.
  • Represented foreign clients with the establishment of Canadian businesses.  
  • Represented a cosmetics manufacturing and packaging company in its acquisition of an international product development and manufacturing company. 

Publications

Limited Partnerships: When to Head to Manitoba and When to Stay at Home?
Ontario Election 2014: Party Positions on FIT Contracts
The Energy Storage Procurement Framework – Phase I Commencing in March 2014
Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan, 2013: "Achieving Balance" Through Clean Energy, Conservation & Innovation

News

McMillan LLP Promotions to Equity Partner and Partner
McMillan lawyers publish The Essential Guide to Settlement in Canada
Four McMillan Bulletins selected for inclusion in Terralex Connections

Education

  • University of Toronto, J.D. - 2012
  • York University, B.A. (Hons) - 2009

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2013

Practices

business law
mergers and acquisitions
business formation
corporate governance
negotiated transactions
private equity
private m&a
acquisitions and divestitures

Industries

private equity - buyouts & venture capital investment
energy
food, beverage and agribusiness
manufacturing, distribution and retail
alternatives
electricity and utilities
renewables

Caroline is a partner in the firm's Business Law Group in the Toronto office. 

Caroline’s practice focuses on negotiated M&A transactions and assisting domestic and cross-border clients with the acquisitions and sales of businesses, including strategic and private equity investments, acquisitions and divestitures. Caroline also regularly advises clients on internal corporate matters including corporate reorganizations, general corporate transactions and corporate governance issues. 

Caroline works with clients in a variety of industries including private equity, agribusiness, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and energy.

Caroline joined McMillan as a summer student in 2011 and completed her articles with the firm in 2013.

  • Represented numerous corporate clients with internal corporate reorganizations. 
  • Represented clients supported by various investment trusts in their acquisitions of production and assembly automation companies and related reorganizations. 
  • Represented an independent power producer in the acquisitions of hundreds of solar projects and FIT Contracts. 
  • Represented a chemical and ingredient distributor in its acquisition of a leading food ingredients supplier.
  • Represented a private equity firm in its investment in a solutions extrusion manufacturing company.
  • Represented a private equity firm in its investment in a company providing customized solutions to enterprise customers.
  • Represented a leading chemical distributor in its acquisition of a wholesale fertilizer distributor.
  • Represented a strategic investment firm in its acquisition of a design, engineering, manufacturing and installation services company.
  • Represented a leading chemical distributor in its acquisition of several warehousing, logistics and production companies.
  • Represented a private equity firm in closing multiple transactions since 2013.
  • Represented a private equity firm in its investment in a commercial art developer and distributor.
  • Represented foreign clients with the establishment of Canadian businesses.  
  • Represented a cosmetics manufacturing and packaging company in its acquisition of an international product development and manufacturing company.