Dates: April 7 - 9, 2024
Location: Cambridge, Ontario
The Forum is an annual gathering of up to 48 senior in-house counsel from the largest Canadian institutional investors and preeminent lawyers who advise them to address emerging legal risks and challenges in direct private equity investments and M&A transactions.
Using candid, peer-driven discussion, this Forum explores key private equity M&A trends and developments, to discern best practices and strategies for successfully negotiating and completing transactions.
This advisory group of leading practitioners drafted the Agenda and personally nominated all invitees to the Forum.
Mr. Nurmohamed is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Searchlight Capital Partners. Searchlight is a private investment firm with offices in Toronto, New York and London. Prior to joining Searchlight in 2014, Mr. Nurmohamed worked as an Associate at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Toronto where he focused on M&A and corporate finance transactions. Previously, he worked in the M&A group at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York. Mr. Nurmohamed received a BA from McGill University, and a JD from the University of Toronto.
Emma is Senior Forum Director and Financial Services Lead at Cambridge Executive Connections (CEC), a subsidiary of Cambridge Forums, Inc. Naturally curious and a lifelong learner, Emma has developed and managed a variety of meetings in both the profit and non-profit sectors. Before joining Cambridge, Emma was Assistant Vice President, Global Marketing at State Street in Canada, where she spent close to two decades of her career, offering her a great depth of knowledge and understanding of the financial and investment sectors. In Emma’s current role, she leads CEC’s Financial Services portfolio, including programs for institutional investors, banking, private funds, risk, and governance professionals.
The Forum offers a private environment for leading legal practitioners to share insights on market practices and build valuable connections with key players from across Canada and the US.
"An opportunity to discuss and debate the current market dynamics among participants with varied perspectives."Bradley Eidsness Counsel British Columbia Investment Management Corporation Victoria, BC
"The Canadian Forum on Private Equity M&A provided a terrific opportunity to discuss market developments and trends in Private Equity with leading deal professionals in open and engaging conversations that set the Forum apart from other conferences."Jason R Galbraith Managing Director & Chief Legal Officer TorQuest Partners Toronto, ON
"The PE Forum was a great meeting of the leading minds in the Canadian market. The discussions were informative and thought provoking."David C. Kruse Partner Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Toronto, ON
"Candid, insightful conversations and excellent networking set this conference apart from others."Jackie Taitz Director & Senior Legal Counsel, Investments Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Toronto, ON
"The Forum is very different than other M&A or PE legal conferences, what makes it special is the participation of all attendees and the sharing of information and best practices. It is also a great chance to network. It is a good mix of external Canadian and US lawyers, GP, pension funds, sponsors, and investors. Truly one of a kind."Josiane Turcotte Principal, Legal Affairs Novacap Brossard, QC