Chris Karambatsos

Lawyer, Founding Partner

Chris is a corporate/commercial and real estate lawyer and co-founder of KRB. Prior to founding KRB, Chris was a partner at a top-tier Canadian corporate law firm where he started his career as an attorney in 2007. Chris took a hiatus from the practice of law for a period of three years, during which time he accepted an executive level position overseeing the operations of a leading Canadian recycler with multiple facilities.

With his combined legal and executive experiences, Chris is uniquely positioned to appreciate the challenges facing businesses and to provide practical and effective solutions to resolve them. Chris has represented a number of corporations of all sizes in a broad range of domestic and international transactions, focusing on corporate acquisitions and sales, private equity investments and real estate. He has significant experience counselling venture capitalists, private equity funds and mid-market companies in respect of diverse business concerns, including product development and launch, executive employment agreements, franchising, strategic alliances and distribution/outsourcing.

Representative Work

Acted for the buyers of Groupe Planete Mobile Inc. and certain affiliated entities in a transaction financed by Roynat Inc. and Capital Croissance PME II S.E.C.

Acted for the shareholders of Prudential Alarm Systems Ltd. in connection with a sale of shares to Microcom Alarm.

Acted for the shareholders of Semopac Inc. in connection with a sale of assets to Reid Canada.

Acted for Spector & Co., a leading industry supplier of writing instruments, journals and other business gifts to the North American promotional products industry, in connection with the sale of a majority interest to the private equity firm Blue Point Capital Partners.

Acted for Mike Raffoul, a Montreal businessman, in his purchase of the Metro Newspaper and twenty-five regional newspapers from Transcontinental.

Acted for Canada’s top physiotherapy equipment provider in its acquisition of a major player in the healthcare and physiotherapy supplies industry.

Acted in connection with an equity investment in a leading company in the field of encapsulation for pharmaceutical purposes.

Acted for a group of real estate investors in connection with an important acquisition and development of property from Dow Chemical Canada ULC.

Acted for the purchaser in a corporate buyout and land acquisition for a prominent downtown Montreal development project.

Represented Camco Realties Inc. in the acquisition of several commercial and industrial properties.

Acted for a group of real estate co-owners in connection with the liquidation of a real estate portfolio valued in excess of $45,000,000.

Memberships

– American Bar Association

– The Hellenic Board of Trade (HBOT)

– The Hellenic Initiative (THI)

– M & A Club Canada

– International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Areas of Expertise

Corporate and Commercial

Mergers and Acquisitions

Real Estate

Secured Lending

Education

University of Ottawa

Barreau du Québec